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Obama Lectures America About the Justified Anger Towards Law Enforcement in Minority Communities

Tuesday at Copernicus Community Center in Chicago, IL, President Barack Obama addressed the riots and protests going on throughout the country in reaction to the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will...Show More Summary

Why haven’t iTunes and Spotify removed dozens of “hate bands” from their services?

In the Winter 2014 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Intelligence Report,” there’s a fascinating article by Keegan Hankes called “Music & Money & Hate.” Within it, Hankes details 54 musical groups identified by the SPLC as “hate bands” whose albums, despite being full of racist lyrics, are available to buy on iTunes. Show More Summary

Violent incidents involving black men and police

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

With the Michael Brown case front and center, Crimesider recounts some other controversial confrontations between law enforcement and African American males

Pastor Saeed Abedini's Fate Hangs in Balance After Iran Nuclear Negotiations Are Extended Past Deadline

The fate of Pastor Saeed Abedini continues hanging in the balance following the extension of negotiations between Iran and several nations, including the U.S., on a nuclear deal. The American Center for Law and Justice noted that Abedini has not been "completely abandoned" yet by the Obama administration, and it remains critical that Iran be pressured for his release.

House Republicans File Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans on Friday filed a long-awaited lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his executive authority when implementing his signature health care law. And though the suit is centered on the Affordable Care Act, the GOP moved on the legal action the morning after the president announced he will unilaterally grant temporary relief to […]

Folsom Street Fair 2014 Raises $322K For HIV/AIDS, LGBT Rights, And Homeless

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

This year's Folsom Street Fair raised $322,666 for a multiple of local charities including Project Open Hand, the Transgender Law Center, and the AIDS Memorial Grove. Members of the benefiting organizations comprised the majority of the event's volunteer workers.

Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Last week I described the bandwagon effect as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) joined Freedom to Work, Gender Rights Maryland, the Transgender Law Center, TrueChild and the LGBT legal organizations in recognition of the sweeping national impact of the U.S. Show More Summary

Five eDiscovery Lessons from Top Firms that Lawyers Can Implement Now

Above the Law has launched a brand new eDiscovery Resource Center in partnership with Recommind. Stay on top of the ever-changing eDiscovery and predictive coding landscape with our practical tips, insightful white papers, and webinars. The...Show More Summary

Today, a Judge Heard Arguments That Could Put an End to Saying the Pledge of Allegiance in New Jersey Schools

The American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center announced earlier this year that it had filed a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in Monmouth County, New Jersey. If successful, the lawsuit would put an end to saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the state's public schools. Show More Summary

‘People love spying on one another’: A Q&A with Facebook critic Eben Moglen

Eben Moglen has dedicated himself to convincing people to resist Facebook's siren song. The bushy-bearded Columbia Law School professor and founder of the Software Freedom Law Center is a central figure in the new book "More Awesome Than Money," by Jim Dwyer of the New York Times. It's the story of how four New York University students who, filled with the […]

RT this: Winery tweet jeopardizes license

Here’s today’s bit of wine law crazee: back in June, the Sacramento Visitor and Convention Center tweeted a link to a local supermarket’s annual consumer tasting, which has over 300 local wineries (and many breweries) pouring their wares. Show More Summary

Free Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Coming to OKC!

This FREE Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training is sponsored by The Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. and Partners in Education Advocacy. FREE for parents, family members and individuals who work with children with disabilities and are residents of Oklahoma. Out of state registrants are welcome, but will be charged for the cost of the […]

New York Law Protecting Women From Deceptive Anti-Abortion Activists Is Safe (For Now)

Crisis Pregnancy Centers are organizations that often masquerade as women’s health centers that offer reproductive health services, when their actual purpose is to persuade or even to deceive women into choosing not to have an abortion. The post New York Law Protecting Women From Deceptive Anti-Abortion Activists Is Safe (For Now) appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Catcalls: The New Hate Speech

[guest post by Dana] Will this madness never end? The viral catcalling video has inspired professor of sociology and director of the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University Laura Beth Nielsen to propose a law that would prohibit catcalling. This is street harassment and Nielsen wants it to stop right now: The police may […]

This Is What Happened When I Tried Banning Conversion Therapy in Minnesota

So-called "conversion therapy" still exists; the Southern Poverty Law Center lists almost 70 documented practitioners in 20 states across the United States who currently advertise it to their patients. Last October, after doing intensive...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Turns Away Two Reproductive Rights Challenges

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Turns Away Two Reproductive Rights Challenges appeared first on RH Reality Check.

PSYCHO-PASS 2 #3-4 -- Watch & Learn

As this series has gone along, it’s reminded me more of Asimov’s classic robot novels. Those books, of course, were notable for centering on the Three Laws of Robotics - - a set of rules that explicitly put a robot’s self-preservation impulse beneath its directive to protect human life. Show More Summary

Supreme Court upholds law to prevent crisis pregnancy centers from lying to women

The New York City law requires antiabortion counselors to disclose whether they have medical personnel on site

At Conference on Global Terrorism, FBI Director Discusses Evolving Terror Threat and Efforts to Address It

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

On November 3, 2014, Director James Comey spoke at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School in New York City, briefing participants on the current terror threat and on FBI efforts—working in conjunction with our federal, state, local, and international partners—to confront it.

Supreme Court leaves intact New York City pregnancy center rule

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact part of a controversial New York City law that forces crisis pregnancy centers to inform clients whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. The court declined to hear an appeal filed by several centers that objected to the 2011 law, which...

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