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More Thoughts on How to Write a Constitutional Revenge Porn Law

At a recent congressional briefing spearheaded by Congresswoman Katharine Clark and domestic violence advocacy groups, Michelle Garcia (director of the Stalking Resource Center), game developer Zoe Quinn, John Wilkinson of AEquitas, and I talked about the prevalence of online threats, the harms victims experience, law enforcement's difficulties enforcing existing threats [...]

California Wants Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Aren't Doctor's Offices

A proposed law being considered in the California State Assembly would force anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post signs letting their clients know that they’re not medical facilities. Anti-abortion groups are predictably pissed, claiming the measure is “bullying” and, as Heartbeat International put it, “carrying the water for Big Abortion.” Read more...

The IRS Scandal, Day 742

American Center for Law and Justice, State Department Takes a Page from IRS Playbook on Clinton Emails: Yesterday’s revelation that the State Department is processing (read: stonewalling) 50,000 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but that none of those emails will be ready for public consumption until sometime in...

Director Discusses Encryption, Patriot Act Provisions

4 days agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

FBI Director James Comey spoke to legal professionals and scholars this week at the American Law Institute and Georgetown University Law Center about cyber threats and the FBI’s abilities to counter and investigate those evolving threats.

Conference on Tax Citizenship and Income Shifting

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Norwegian Center of Taxation, and University of Notre Dame host a two day multi-disciplinary international taxation conference on Tax Citizenship and Income Shifting at Notre Dame's London Global Gateway. Among the interesting tax papers are: Jennifer Blouin (Penn), Does Organizational Form...

Privatize to Solve Government Cost Overruns

On large and complex government projects, costs will double from the original estimates. This tendency is called Edwards’ Law of Cost Doubling.    The Wall Street Journal reports on the PATH rail station at the World Trade Center. Edwards’...Show More Summary

Beyond Rent Hikes: On DW Gibson’s ‘The Edge Becomes The Center

Gibson understands that a conversation about gentrification can be an opening to talk about everything from the nuts and bolts of tenant law, to the habits of graffiti artists, to the legacy of Jane Jacobs, to the future of the DiBlasio administration, to the popularity of Project Runway, to the basic human question of how to get along with other people.

Center for American Progress: Merge ATF & FBI

The progressive organization, Center for American Progress, says the ATF has morphed into a law enforcement agency with ineffective management and should be merged into the FBI, which is cites as the “world’s premier national law enforcement agency.”

Bobby Shmurda -- Knuckles Up for Crips vs. Bloods ... Jailhouse Edition

Bobby Shmurda had to bust out his quick hands when a gang war erupted in his NYC jailhouse. Shmurda and 5 other inmates were cleaning house during the brawl last month in Otis Bantum Correctional Center... according to law enforceme...

'Sodomite Semen' Pastor's Church Joins List of Hate Groups

Pastor James David Manning's ATLAH World Missionary Church is one of four newcomers to the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-LGBT hate groups. read more

TEXAS: Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Two Churches To Hate Groups List

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via John Wright at the Texas Observer: Pastor Donnie Romero has gone viral. “I’m going to explain to you why God wants these people to be put to death,” Romero declared during a sermon in December. “The word of God is very clear that...Show More Summary

HHS mandate crackdown: Obama admin warns insurance companies they must pay for abortion-inducing contraceptives, or else

The National Women's Law Center claimed that "insurance companies have been breaking the law, and today the Obama administration underscored that it will not tolerate these violations."

Number Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups Increases 10 Percent

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-LGBT hate appears to be on the rise, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The overall number of hate groups of all types dropped 17 percent last year, from 939 to 784. But the number of anti-LGBT hate groups...

Allen West warns of Sharia law at Walmart because a minor wouldn't sell him booze

While we are no longer contractually obligated to bring you news of former congressperson Allen West, R-FloridaMan, he is still dispensing many conservative wisdoms from his new perch at the National Center for Policy Analysis, aka wingnut...Show More Summary

28% Of Harvard Law Grads Do Not Practice Law

Harvard Law School, The Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study: The Preliminary Report presents the results of the Harvard Law School Career Study (HLSCS), conducted by the school’s Center on the Legal Profession (CLP). Begun with a generous grant from a visionary...

May 13 roundup

“Lawyers Won 10x Fee Payoff By Avoiding Competition, Objector Claims” [Daniel Fisher, Center for Class Action Fairness on Capital One TCPA settlement] DMCA surprise: “Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit...Show More Summary


WELL, THE SPLC IS A HATE GROUP THAT HAS ALREADY CONTRIBUTED TO AT LEAST ONE SHOOTING: Southern Poverty Law Center adds “Draw Mohammed” Artist to its “Hate List.”

‘Like a nightmare': Hundreds of immigrant women and children mistreated at federal detention centers

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Crisis talks under way to resolve fate of undocumented mothers and children in Texas and Pennsylvania allegedly detained in violation of child protection laws One thousand undocumented mothers and children currently detained in immigration centers in Texas and Pennsylvania could be freed imminently...

Two Groundbreaking Tobacco Laws in the Works

We’ve come a long way, baby. Fewer Americans than ever before are smoking cigarettes, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting last November that the smoking rate dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to an all-time low of 17.8 percent in 2013. Not only that, more Americans than ever say they’re simply grossed out by...

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