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ISIS Apologized To Israel For Attacking IDF Soldiers

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

Detained immigrants facing imminent deportation deserve legal help first

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...

Guest Editorial: Elected Leaders Need to Step Up on Immigrants' Rights

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The futility of normalizing Trump

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

A Few Late Thoughts On Gisele Legace Being Denied Entry At The US Border To Attend C2E2

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

Fund the Resistance – Join Give OUT Day

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

Public defenders score new caseload caps, state funding

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 »

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: When The "Civil Rights Attorneys", "Criminal Defense Attorney" And The "Personal Injury Attorneys" Control The "Black Narrative" The Black People Who Suffer Most Are The Ones INJURED BY FELLOW BLACKS WHO HAVE NO FUNDS For

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

An Environmental Defense Fund Lawyer Warns 'Thousands Will Die' Under Trump’s Climate Policies

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...

Comedians Perform to Fundraise for Environmental Group Fighting Trump’s Policies

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

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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Trump Administration Reverses Course; Supports Massive Funding Increase For Performance Art

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: […]

“Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss NAACP LDF’s Lawsuit Against Discriminatory Alabama Voter ID Law”

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 ?

Four-Star Retired Army General: Protect PBS from Trump Budget Cuts

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

A Defense of the Arts

The case for public funding of the arts is strong.

Poor New Yorkers Get Lost in the State’s Broken Public Defense System

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

City Council Members Release Plan for $1 Million Immigrant Legal Defense Fund

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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 mayor, council seek to create immigrant legal fund

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 »

Conflict Of Interests Board Puts $50 Limit On Contributions To De Blasio's Legal Defense Fund

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

Cuomo's Public-Private Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants Has Zero Public Funding

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

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