In a curious incident that is certain to provoke questions about the proximity, not to mention fund flow, between Israel and ISIS the former Israeli Defense Minister, cited by the Times of Israel, said that Islamic State terrorists have...Show More Summary
To the editor: Before deciding who should benefit from legal representation under locally funded deportation defense programs, we must first understand why this is needed. (“Offering lawyers to immigrants facing deportation is a worthwhile way to spend public money,” editorial, April 25) Our Kafkaesque...
by Lorena González Council members Lorena González and Tim Burgess announce $1 million for an Immigrant Defense Fund. City of Seattle Last Monday afternoon, people poured into the Chambers of both Seattle City Council and King County...Show More Summary
Brian Beutler/TNR: The fact that Democrats are not horribly recalcitrant creates room for limited dealmaking. Republicans want to spend more money on defense and immigration enforcement, Democrats want to fund other priorities, and to...Show More Summary
David Pierce's report on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund panel at C2E2 contains a smart summary and additional context on the story of artist Gisèle Legacé not being to get into the US for C2E2, and her undergoing the shitty process...Show More Summary
When the first-ever national LGBTQ day of giving, Give OUT Day, launched on May 9, 2013, the landscape for LGBTQ rights looked very different. The Defense of Marriage Act still stood, and most states barred same-sex marriage. Transgender...Show More Summary
Help may be on the way for New York's overburdened defense system for the poor that has gained national attention for caseloads so extreme and local funding so inadequate that … Click to Continue »
There Are Two Key "CASES' That Are Going On In Metro Atlanta Today.I will skip over the far larger stack of cases involving "Black criminal defendants" and "Black criminal assault victims" because they are removed from the narrativeShow More Summary
Ever since Inauguration Day, it feels like doomsday scenarios—nuclear war, rising sea levels that wipe out entire continents, the rise of a kleptocratic police state—that were once absurd have become increasingly likely. It’s as if Americans are living in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, except every adventure ends… Read more...
Tuesday, the The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced its lineup for an event called "Stand Up for the Planet: An Evening of Comedy Benefiting NRDC's Litigation Fund," and we're going to guess they're not going to have any issue selling tickets.
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A sidelight on yesterday’s Tomahawk raid on a Syrian airbase. 1: Fifty-nine Tomahawks fired. 2: Targetting: “The targets included air defenses, aircraft, hangars and fuel.” For good reason (IMHO) the strike avoided stored chemical weapons. Personnel at the base were warned of the impending attack and as of now, no casualties have been reported. 3: […]
Release: A federal court today denied a motion to dismiss a challenge to Alabama’s discriminatory voter ID law brought by plaintiffs represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. The ruling comes in the case of Greater Birmingham … Continue reading ?
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has come to the defense of public media amid the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate all $445 million in annual funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS's parent company. In an...Show More Summary
The case for public funding of the arts is strong.
Gov. Cuomo has just one day left to pass a budget that adequately funds New York’s public defense system. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls his state “the progressive capital of the nation,” but when it comes to public defense, New York is anything but. The New York Civil Liberties Union released a video last week, calling on Gov. Show More Summary
by Sydney Brownstone The first vote on the proposed legislation will take place on April 12 in the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans committee chaired by Council Member Lorena González. City of Seattle On January 30,...Show More Summary
Seattle's mayor and two councilmembers plan to create a $1 million legal defense fund to help immigrants and refugees. Mayor Ed Murray and councilmembers Lorena González and Tim Burgess said … Click to Continue »
While he's in the clear for now when it comes to the two big investigations into his fundraising, Mayor de Blasio still has bills to pay, because it turns out lawyers don't just represent powerful public officials for free. What a world. Show More Summary
On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the office of an immigrant legal defense service in South Williamsburg was doing its best to keep up with demand. A boy played in the waiting room as his family sought legal aid to help them stay in the...Show More Summary