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Ensign of the Times

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

News: A cartoon depicting the replacement of the Confederate flag with a gay pride flag published by the Southern Poverty Law Center was an amalgam of two separate works.

Supreme Court suspends Texas law that would have closed half of its abortion facilities

'Unfortunately, women who do not have abortions at any of the nine operating ambulatory surgical centers that perform abortions will continue to be subjected to substandard medical care,' said Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life.

REPORT: Why Gov’t Unions Can Easily Break The Law

By Connor Wolf, The Daily Caller Focusing on Michigan, a report released Monday by The Mackinac Center makes the case that there are not adequate laws to stop public sector unions from engaging in illegal activities.

Black churches in the South reportedly targeted by arsonists

Six predominantly black churches in various cities in the South caught fire this week, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Three of the fires have been confirmed as cases of arson, two were likely accidental, and authorities are still investigating the cause of another. Show More Summary

At Least 5 Predominately Black Churches Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week

At least five predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the subject of arson, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports. The string of blazes, which have occurred in four Southern states and Ohio, comes a week after nine people were gunned down at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. Show More Summary

The GIF That Encapsulates This Wonderful Week

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On Friday, Mother Jones shared a cartoon by the Southern Poverty Law Center that pretty much sums up this incredible week (below). Could it get any better? Yes. Some genius knew exactly what that comic strip looked like and created the GIF shown above. Read more...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas-style anti-abortion law in Tennessee

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Tennessee law from taking effect next week that would require abortion clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers, a step which abortion rights supporters had said would force two facilities to close. The law signed in May by Republican...

The Core Principles of an Anti-Gay Bigot

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) -- an organization dedicated to spreading lies about homosexuality and one that is rightfully considered an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- just released its first draft of "Core Principles and Beliefs." So this should be interesting. How many core values just reek of bigotry?

This cartoon nails today so perfectly: Confederate flag down, rainbows up

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Spotted first on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Facebook Page. (more…)

Southern Poverty Law Center Compiles All-Women Hit List for Muslims

For her heroic resistance to expansionist Islam, Pamela Geller is already marked for death by Muslims. Looks like the progressive Southern Poverty Law Center thinks she shouldn’t be alone: Now

Claim: Credit Agencies are miscalculating climate risk

The Center for International Environmental Law thinks that Credit Agencies are miscalculating the risk of climate change – that climate change might be the cause of the next financial crisis. According to the CIEL report; Anthropogenic climate change associated with 4°C or greater warming (a “?4°C climate scenario”) has disastrous impacts on the environment, people,…

Winn: Law Students Can Disrupt The Market For High-Priced Textbooks By 'Naming And Shaming' Faculty Who Refuse To Use Free Open Access Books

Jane K. Winn (University of Washington), Can Law Students Disrupt the Market for High-Priced Textbooks?, 10 Wash. J. L. Tech. & Arts ___ (2015): The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance legal education through technological innovation and collaboration. With its eLangdell...

Health Law Ruling Elicits Sighs of Relief and Vows to Continue Fighting

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Recipients of health insurance subsidies, as well as hospitals and health centers across the country, were elated as some Republican lawmakers pledged continued opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TODD ZYWICKI: The new Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at Geo…

CONGRATULATIONS TO TODD ZYWICKI: The new Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law.

New Findings Revealed on American ISIS Recruits

Who are the Americans accused of trying to join ISIS? A new study released this morning by Fordham Law School's Center on National Security breaks down the numbers.

Dylann Roof is the new face of globalized hate: Why white nationalism is a distinctly modern threat

The alleged murderer represents an international movement, Southern Poverty Law Center president tells Salon

“Short Film About Victim of Texas Voter ID Law Shows Why We Need to Pass The Voting Rights Advancement Act Being Introduced Today”

Release: Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film … Continue reading ?

Follow the Money: Center for Reproductive Rights

Just recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law known as H.B. 2 that provides for the regulation of abortion clinics in the same manner as other healthcare facilities in the state. Other states have enacted similar...Show More Summary

This Cafe Is Donating 100% of Its Monday Sales to #StandWithCharleston

The Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, Mass., wanted to give a big donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center, so it offered up all of its sales for a single day.

Professor Martha Nussbaum Receives Inamori Ethics Prize for 'Exemplary Ethical Leadership'

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, has been awarded the 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

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