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Pew Admits Flaw In Poll Being Used To Attack Stronger Gun Laws

The research group whose misleading poll question was heavily touted by the media to suggest "growing public support for gun rights" has acknowledged that the question was flawed. Last week, the Pew Research Center released the results...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 12.19.14

A third-year student from the Louisiana State University Law Center was indicted for allegedly raping one woman and allegedly sexually assaulting and attempting to rape another. He's currently free on bail under GPS monitoring supervision. Show More Summary

Mark Wahlberg Has a Problem, and He's Not the Only One

By: Marsha Levick, Deputy Director & Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center and Scott Budnick, Film producer and Founder, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) Mark Wahlberg has a major problem stemming from his days as a minor. Now 43, he...Show More Summary

Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center

By Jason Rantanen As most of you know, I am an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, Iowa.  One of my initiatives this past semester was a relaunch of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center’s website. The IBLC is a joint faculty venture that focuses […]

Why Participation at the Federal Election Commission Matters, Despite the Agency's Dysfunction

We are sometimes asked why the Campaign Legal Center even bothers dealing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) anymore -- except to sue it for undermining the letter and the spirit of the laws passed by Congress (back when Congress passed campaign finance laws). Show More Summary

Apple removes white power bands from iTunes

The iTunes music store is a great way for small independent artists to give people access to their music, but it's no longer a good place for white power bands. Following a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center on the large number of albums fro...

Kelly Clarkson Honors Mom in Law Reba McEntire at American Country Countdown Awards

Kelly Clarkson flashes a big smile while performing onstage with Reba McEntire during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards held at Music City Center on Monday (December 15) in Nashville, Tenn. The two singers were joined for the performance by Miranda Lambert, who took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year. PHOTOS: Check [...]

iTunes Pulls White Power Music, Amazon Does Not

As Noisey points out, the Southern Poverty Law Center recently published a report that iTunes was selling music from dozens of white power bands, and that iTunes was violating its own terms of service by selling this music. Apple has responded by starting to remove those bands’ music; they’ve removed at least 30 bands now. [...]

Google Pulls Tech Engineers Out Of Russia After Pressed To Keep Information On Citizens In Nation’s Data Centers

Google is not denying recent claims that they have pulled all but sales and marketing representatives out of Russia after restrictive laws were passed by Putin that will force the web mogul along with all others like it to keep information about Russian citizens on central databases strictly within the nation’s borders. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Strikes Cal. DNA Collection Law for Arrestees

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Maryland law that allowed police to collect and store DNA from arrestees. This put a wrench in a California case called People v. Buza, centering on the validity of California's own DNA collection law. The First District Court of Appeal decided Buza......

What The Media Isn't Saying About Support For Stronger Gun Laws

Media outlets are heavily touting a poll from Pew Research Center supposedly showing "growing public support for gun rights," but Pew's polling question is flawed because it presents a false choice between regulating gun ownership and protecting gun rights. Show More Summary

Data Center Renewables Starting to Have a Ripple Effect

Data center advocacy has moved tech companies to renewable energy at an alarming rate. In some cases, it even helped change laws.

Frequently Asked Questions About Right-to-Work Laws

By Erin Shannon, Washington Policy Center The issue of right-to-work (also called “workplace choice” or “workplace freedom”), the right of a person to hold a job without having to pay dues to a union, is steadily taking center stage across the country as states strive to improve their ability to create jobs, promote economic development and attract new businesses.

Mid-East Persecution Continues to Increase

I don’t always share the emails I get from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) but I think it’s important to raise awareness of what’s taking place, especially when bloggers are so focused on the American/Canadian church. It’s hard for me to even put this into words. ISIS jihadists are now barbarically beheading […]

Florida’s frequent FOIA flyers, and their law firm connection

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting via Columbia Journalism Review: The nonprofit Citizens Awareness Foundation was founded to “empower citizens to exercise their right to know,” according to its mission statement. The South Florida...Show More Summary

Does following the law matter?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Does law matter? Why should we obey law? The recent riots in Missouri, and growing unrest in New York and other urban centers demonstrate two not-unrelated points: the body of laws, rules and regulations are neither uniformly applied...Show More Summary

Republicans Use Constitutional Experts — and President’s Own Words — in Debate Over Immigration Decree

“This is not mass, blanket immunity for 5 million people,” argues National Immigration Law Center director.

The Contradictory Legal Layer Cake of Marijuana Laws Across Washington State

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the Municipal Research and Services Center A snapshot of current municipal marijuana laws around the state. Yesterday, yet another Washington superior court judge ruled that counties can regulate or ban marijuana businesses,...Show More Summary

Indiana TRAP Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Wednesday's ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure. Image: Shutterstock The post Indiana TRAP Law Ruled Unconstitutional appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Are Draconian Abortion Laws Responsible for Falling Abortion Rates?

The abortion rate in America has reached a record low, according to a new "abortion surveillance" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Does that have anything to do with the raft of anti-abortion legislation that...Show More Summary

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