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Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri

By Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Show More Summary

Schizer Named to Ginsburg Visiting Chair in Taxation at Georgetown

Georgetown Press Release, Georgetown Law Appoints David Schizer to Ginsburg Chair: Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor is pleased to announce the appointment of David Schizer to the Martin D. Ginsburg Chair in Taxation. Schizer will hold the chair as a visiting professor during the 2015 spring semester....

Intellectual Property Casebook Now Available As A Free Download

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

About a month ago I wrote about James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins of the Center of the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School releasing a free download of an Intellectual Property Statutory Supplement (which normally big publishers try to sell for around $50). Show More Summary

New HRC Report Exposes the Dangerous Anti-gay Agenda of the World Congress of Families: READ

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign dives into the World Congress of Families' dangerous agenda of exporting anti-gay hate across the globe. Labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and active in several nations across...

Mental 'Patient Dumping' on Skid Row Prompts L.A. Lawsuit

Years of mistreatment and "patient dumping" of mentally ill and disabled patients in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row have resulted in a law suit against the Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The lawsuit is part of a wider attempt Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer launched in January to put a stop to this gross mistreatment of patients. Show More Summary

Preventing Future Fergusons

This post was co-authored by Abigail Finkelman, Program Assistant in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices. Show More Summary

Juvenile Law Center

Have any of you seen the movie North? Roger Ebert said, “North is a bad film – one of the worst movies ever made” (and Siskel agreed). I sheepishly admit that I liked it. It’s about a kid who sues his parents so that he can be a free agent and have potential new parents […]

Louisiana Abortion Centers Sue to Stop Law That Could Close Three Abortion Clinics

The three abortion clinics that could be forced to close their doors because of a new pro-life Louisiana law that protects the health and safety of women have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it. Earlier this month, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the legislation. that could close three of the state’s five abortion clinics. […]

Newswire: SNL’s Taran Killam to star with Bill Pullman in Brothers In Law

In accordance with the contract signed in blood, in the ritual chamber deep beneath 30 Rockefeller Center, Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam has heeded his master’s call and will appear in a new Lorne Michaels movie. Called...Show More Summary

Pro-Lifers File Lawsuit Against Radical Maine Law Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm, based in Ann Arbor, MI, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday challenging Portland, Maine’s Ordinance 17-108, which creates a 39-foot “buffer zone” around Portland’s one abortion clinic, Portland Health Center which is run by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  Portland attorney, Stephen C. […]

KKK Heading to Ferguson to 'Guard White Businesses'

Ku Klux Klan members from three different states are reportedly traveling to Ohio to hold a two-day fundraiser for the officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, and to "guard white businesses." The Southern Poverty Law Center first...Show More Summary

CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

CFP: Applied Feminism and Work From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Symbolic Nation-Building in Croatia from the Homeland War to EU Membership at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, noon — Book Release Party with Nicholas Yost at the Environmental Law Center, 5 p.m. The...Show More Summary

Analysis: Has Governor Perry Committed a Crime Under Texas Law?

HOUSTON, Texas -- Liberals and conservatives have criticized the indictments of Presidential contender and the longest-serving Governor of Texas, Governor Rick Perry. Left of center activists, and David Axelrod, a political consultant...Show More Summary

Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

According to "Bezos's law," a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero's Greg O'Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time. Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Judge Orders Late-Term Abortionist Martin Haskell to Close His Clinic

An Ohio judge issued a ruling today ordering a late-term abortion practitioner to close his abortion facility. Previously, Ohio passed a law requiring that all ambulatory surgical centers must be licensed by the state and, in 1999, it came to the attention of the Ohio Health Department that abortion clinics were not in compliance with […]

Whistleblower Says CBP Has Culture of Impunity and Violence

Yesterday the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) published what it described as "the most scathing public criticism ever lodged against Customs and Border Protection from a high-ranking official at the nation's largest law enforcement agency." James F. Show More Summary

On 2-Yr Anniversary of FRC Shooting, WaPo Cites SPLC to Bash … FRC

How’s this for timing? The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss, on the two-year-anniversary of the FRC shooting, launched its own attack on FRC – with the help of a study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same group that...Show More Summary

The Condition Of Public Schools And Black Children In Camden New Jersey - The "White Liberal Snarling Fox" That Malcolm X Warned Us About Is NOW Emboldened To Fight For Black Kids - Now That The "State Republicans" Are Running The Schools

When I hear the words: Social Justice "Law Center" "Innocence Project"............. I hide my wallet, knowing that the people running the outfit are activists more than they are likely competent to produce outcomes that represent the balanced truth in a given environment. Show More Summary

Activist: Obama Could Legally Grant Exec Amnesty to 10 Million Illegals

Pro-amnesty activists and lawyers are pushing Obama to give executive amnesty to up to ten million illegal immigrants. Marielena Hincapie, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, told BuzzFeed that by using extreme...Show More Summary

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