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PA Rep. Brian Sims Says He'll Bring Philly Gay Bash Victims to Capitol to Pass Hate Crime Law

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As we reported earlier, the group charged with assaulting a gay couple in Center City, Philadelphia last Thursday won't be charged with a hate crime because sexual orientation is not included in the state's hate crime statutes. But Pennsylvania Rep....

Scott Lively: The Human Rights Campaign Has Targeted Me To Be Murdered

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The so-called Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has taken a page from the left wing hate group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and published a new report called 'The Export of Hate.' A’ la SPLC, this publication is nothing less than an enemies list designed to help people like 'gay' activist Floyd Lee Corkins identify their assassination targets. Show More Summary

Israeli Supreme Court upholds law allowing housing discrimination against Palestinians

Yesterday, Israel's Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned land inside Israel. According to Adalah, the court's...Show More Summary

High school newspaper editor suspended for refusal to use the term ‘redskin’

Student Press Law Center The faculty adviser and student editor of a high school newspaper in southeast Pennsylvania were suspended amid a drawn-out fight over the paper’s refusal to use the term “redskin,” Anna Schiffbauer writes for...Show More Summary

Virginia Abortion Facility Violates Federal Drug Laws, Has Untrained Staff

In July 2014, a Virginia Department of Health inspection report obtained by The Family Foundation of Virginia uncovered violations of federal drug laws by the Charlottesville Medical Center for Women. The facility performs 12% of Virginia abortions, making them the third largest abortion business in the state after Planned Parenthood and facilities owned by Dr. […]

Gubernatorial candidate bars student journalists from marijuana presser

Student Press Law Center Student journalists at Columbia College Chicago were turned away from an Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s press conference about medical marijuana because they weren’t considered part of the “working press,”...Show More Summary

In New Zealand, bloggers can be journalists in the eyes of the law

A New Zealand High Court judgment handed down on Friday will have far-reaching implications for journalists and bloggers, as courts around the world consider the rapidly changing definitions of journalism. At the center of the judgment was the question: How do New Zealand laws define who is a journalist and what is the news media?...

NY PaleyFest Features Walking Dead, Law & Order: SVU Panels

The Paley Center just announced its 2014 PaleyFest lineup, and get ready, 'cause Daryl Dixon and Detective Olivia Benson will both be on hand to discuss their respective shows. [ more › ]

IX Reasons STEM needs Title IX: Lessons From Center Court

I'm a Title IX girl. Signed into law by President Nixon in 1972, it reads "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under...Show More Summary

High Stakes For Tribal Casinos In Court Fight Over Labor Rights

By Amanda Becker, Business Insider After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the center of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labor law and the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Who's in Your Country's 'Social Network'?

This post was co-authored with Alisa Zomer, Research Fellow at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy. Leaders from around the world will gather at the United Nations this month to tackle some of our most complex challenges - from climate change, to sustainable development, to the future of cities. Show More Summary

Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. He sat at the center of Washington's business, legal and political circles for decades representing U.S. Show More Summary

Forthcoming: The Rise of ISIS by Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has written a 128-page book that answers many of the questions you may have about what’s going on in the Mid-East. The book is being published by Howard Publishing on October 14th in both print and eBook. Here’s the publisher blurb: Jay Sekulow, one […]

Finally Waving the White Flag on the Assault Weapons Ban

The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a new study, urging instead that advocates focus on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws.

California Lawmakers Plunge Some Transactions into 3rd World

California has come up with a law that hurts the very people it says it is protecting by making it difficult to record call center transactions. Penal code 632 of California law says in-part: (a) Every person who, intentionally and without...Show More Summary

NCLC: More Can Be Done To Protect Consumers From Hurtful Medical Debt On Credit Reports

Upcoming changes to the way FICO calculates credit scores will improve the way americans access credit, but advocates from the National Consumer Law Center – and legislators – are aiming to create an overhaul of the entire credit reporting...Show More Summary

Union Power in the States = Lost Pay, More Taxpayer Debt

By Aloysius Hogan, Capital Research Center New studies on the harms of American labor laws paint a grim picture. The laws drag down economic growth, suppress workers’ wages, and cause government debt to soar.

Pistons' Monroe suspended for two games

Detroit Pistons' forward/center Greg Monroe has been suspended for two games without pay for pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired, in violation of the law of the State of Michigan, the NBA announced Tuesday.

George Clooney Names Venice as Site of Wedding

It’s going to be a legendary affair as George Clooney takes Amal Alamuddin to be his lawfully wedded wife this month. While speaking at a private event to benefit the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center,...Show More Summary

Fix the law now to plug this brain drain

Cui, Conwill and Day: In recent weeks, immigration reform has been centered on humanitarian issues — but it is also an economic tragedy that Congress has yet to reform immigration policy to retain highly skilled foreign nationals.

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