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Ex-Senator Larry Craig's bathroom sex sting just cost him $242,535

Former Senator Larry Craig's adventurous trip to an airport bathroom continues to haunt him, as a federal judge on Tuesday ordered him to pay out more than $242,000 for improperly using campaign funds in his legal defense of that 2007 arrest. Show More Summary

NFL Just Demonstrates How It Treats You If You're Different

It's worth reading this piece from Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Executive Director Jasjit Singh on the controversy surrounding a later-withdrawn penalty given to Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for his "unsportsmanlike" touchdown celebration of kneeling in Muslim prayer. Show More Summary

U.S. Aims for Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial Success

An unprecedented, public-private partnership funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) is being launched to drive the development of better-run clinical trials and may lead to the first successful treatments for traumatic brain injury, a condition affecting not only athletes and soldiers, but also millions among the general public, ranging from youngsters to elders.

Hannity's Advocacy Reportedly "Lit Up" George Zimmerman's Defense Fund

A donation website that George Zimmerman used to raise money for his legal defense reportedly "lit up" every time Fox News host Sean Hannity mentioned the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, according to a profile of the...Show More Summary

Debate: One of the Finest Attorneys General In the Nation’s History?

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

Assessments of Attorney General Eric Holder’s legacy have been mixed. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund hailed him for his role in transforming the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and his leadership on voting rights. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Holder’s record on national security issues.

Virginia Tech Joins $30 Million NCAA, Department of Defense Effort to Curb Head Injuries

The initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes during a three-year study period.

ICYMI: We're In The Midst Of Banned Books Week

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund sent out a link-laden piece of PR about their paricipation in this year's celebration of free speech, Banned Books Week. It reads as follows:From September 21st to September 27th, hundreds of eventsShow More Summary

Boeing may Concede Fighter Market to Lockheed

As funding dries up for Boeing fighter planes, the company is targeting other aircraft — such as military versions of its commercial jets — to keep annual sales in its St. Louis-based defense unit above $30 billion.The U.S. and other countries have been focusing spending on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter made by Boeing rival Lockheed Martin Corp. Show More Summary

Celebrate Banned Books Week With Your Favorite Comic

Yesterday began this year’s Banned Books Week, and lists maintained by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the American Library Association show that comics are as susceptible to banning as their prose cousins. In a way, it’s flattering to … Continue reading ?

ONR Funds UW Oceanographic R/V Refit Contract

The US Department of Defense informs that the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $12,776,050 cost reimbursement contract for

Climate Science Ice Bucket Challenge The Complete Collection

It all started with Andy Lee Robinson “Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral” challenge… Andy donates to the Dark Snow Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, challenges David Rose, Paul Beckwith, and Jason Box. Jason Box “Arctic Sea Ice Bucket Challenge” Dark Snow Project donates to ALS, challenges Peter Sinclair, Dane Nucetelli, John Cook…

US Navy's UCLASS Delayed due to Budget, Direction Clashes

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is carefully considering how much funding it will allocate to the US Navy's (USN's) Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system before it publicly opens a competition for the new...Show More Summary

MIT's Amazing DARPA-Funded Jumping Robot Shows How The US Military Is Pivoting To Disaster Relief

Robotics researchers at MIT have unveiled a four-legged robot with an amazing new ability: "The Cheetah 2" can jump. W ith funding coming entirely from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's advanced technological...Show More Summary

Feds give city, MTA, PA $1.9B in post-Sandy aid

Roughly $1.9 billion in post-Sandy federal funds will soon begin flowing to the MTA, the city and Port Authority to bolster defenses against flooding, officials said Wednesday.

Time to fund defense properly

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke in Washington today on defense spending. On a topic when lawmakers tend to speak in broad generalities, he was detailed, concrete and bold. His case for increasing our defense spending is compelling: First came defense cuts of $487 billion over ten years. Then, adding insult to injury, the savings found […]

International Basketball Federation Relaxes Ban On Religious Headwear

“FIBA has taken a step towards change, but this policy alteration will continue to lead to an unequal playing field,” Jasjit Singh, executive director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said. The post International Basketball Federation Relaxes Ban On Religious Headwear appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The Obama administration's plan reportedly includes having the Department of Defense shift $500 million in funding to fight the Ebola epidemic

Baylen Linnekin: Food Freedom Fest Offers Reasons for Optimism

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Last weekend was the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund's first annual Food Freedom Fest. The two-day Food Freedom Fest, held in Staunton, Virginia, brought together an estimated 200 supporters of food freedom from as far away as California. FTCLDF,...Show More Summary

Israeli Cyber Startup LightCyber in $10 Million Funding Round

Founded in 2011 by veterans of the Israel Defense Force’s technological units, Lightcyber makes a data security system that it says enables companies to detect cyber penetrations early on.

ACKMAN: Allergan Has The 'Most Shareholder-Unfriendly' Defense In The 'History Of Corporate America'

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman sent the following letter to Allergan's board telling them they have put up the most "shareholder-unfriendly" defense in the "history of corporate America." Ackman, who runs Pershing Square, has teamedShow More Summary

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