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The Legal Rationale For Killing An Enemy Hacker (or Could You Be The Next Junaid Hussain)?

The Pentagon has confirmed [1] that a British hacker named Junaid Hussain was targeted and killed in a military air strike on August 24, 2015. Pentagon spokesman Air Force Col. Pat Ryder (USCENTCOM) gave the following rationale for targeting...Show More Summary

Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

What makes a person "American" runs much deeper than legal status or outward appearances

Wall Street Journal Scores Very Limited Win In Fight With DOJ Over Sealed Surveillance Documents

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Wall Street Journal has obtained a nominal "win" in a Stingray-related legal action aimed at unsealing electronic surveillance orders, but the decision reads more like a loss. Jennifer Valentino-Devries reports: In the order, made after a series of legal motions brought by the Journal’s publisher, Dow Jones & Co., U.S. Show More Summary

More Than Half of Immigrants on Public Assistance

(Steven Hayward) The Center for Immigration Studies is out with a blockbuster report that finds 51 percent of immigrant households—both legal and illegal—receive some kind of public assistance, versus just 30 percent of native households. Show More Summary

Wild Bunch Arbitration Moves Spawn Worldview Lawsuit Over Trio Of Films

EXCLUSIVE: Already hobbled by venomous litigation among its past and present principals, outside investors and others, the Birdman financiers are now trying some legal maneuvers of their own to get a hold of funds and due process they say they have been denied. Show More Summary

West Point Prof Argued 'Treasonous' Scholars Can Be Treated As The Enemy

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has resigned in the wake of a controversial article in which he made the case for targeted attacks on legal academics who are too critical of the war on terror. The Guardian brought William C. Show More Summary

One Day Soon, That Drone Overhead May Be Pointing a Taser at You

6 hours agoNews : Truthdig

In a troubling and unprecedented action, North Dakota has legalized police use of drones carrying “less than lethal” weapons. Warrants? None needed. Other states could follow unless laws are written to stop this chilling threat.

Second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March or April 2015

A California federal judge presiding over the ongoing Apple v. Samsung legal spat on Tuesday set a March or April 2016 start date for a damages retrial that could see Samsung pay out some $548 million for infringing on Apple's paten...

Uber drivers granted class-action status in legal battle

Uber drivers scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that they could move forward with a class-action lawsuit that seeks to designate them as employees, not independent contractors.

Legal victory for March for Life against Obama’s abortion mandate

A federal court issued an order Monday that permanently forbids the Obama administration from enforcing its contraceptive mandate against the March for Life Education and Defense Fund or its employees.

Rugby World Cup 2015: South Africa May Be Forced To Stay Home Due To Lack Of Black Players

The 2015 Rugby World Cup, which opens in England on September 18, may have to go on without one of the teams favored to win the Cup, the South Africa Springboks, as the national team in the former apartheid nation faces a legal challenge over its alleged failure to select a sufficient number of black... Show More Summary

Sexual Abuse Cases: Does Islamic ‘Tawba’ (Repentance) Absolve (Alleged) Abusers of Legal Redress?

7 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Reflections on culpability, forgiveness, mercy and legal redress in light of the sexual abuse case pending against Imam Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, founder of the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, IL. Click here and here for more coverage of this case on Patheos. By Ustadha Zaynab Ansari In March 2015, Imam Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, founder [Read More...]

Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

"I have no legal authority to relieve her of her statutory duty by executive order or to remove her from office," Gov. Steve Beshear says of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

Gloria Allred Legal Drama In the Works at CBS

The fictional drama is inspired by the life of the feminist attorney. read more

Gloria Allred Producing CBS Legal Drama Inspired By Her Life

Firebrand defense attorney Gloria Allred is the inspiration for a drama series project set up at CBS through CBS TV Studios. Written by Deborah Schoeneman (Girls, The Newsroom), the untitled project is a fictional drama loosely based on the life of the famed feminist lawyer. Show More Summary

Barely Legal Bombshell! Rosie’s Teen Daughter Chelsea Lied About Her Age, Convicted Heroin Dealer & Tinder Pal Claims

The convicted heroin dealer who was found with Rosie O’Donnell‘s missing adopted daughter Chelsea last month told a judge today that the teen repeatedly lied about her age — and… READ ON

Score some weed and say ‘high’ with smokin’-hot marijuana apps

Looking for the closest legal medical marijuana dispensary? How about a like-minded 420-friendly soulmate to share your life (and stash) with? A new batch of pot-centric apps are now available that let you join in on the high times from the comfort of your own smartphone. Weed apps have had an uphill battle on the […]

Fox's Shannon Bream Acknowledges Planned Parenthood Smear Videos Show Legal Activity

Many media outlets have already reported that the videos show no illegal behavior by, or on behalf of, Planned Parenthood. From the September 1 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier: Previously: A Comprehensive Guide To...Show More Summary

Uber tells drivers to take showers, and this may cost it a key legal battle

When you get in an Uber, you hope your driver has showered and the car is not a mess. However, the fact that Uber once told its drivers not to "forget to shower" is now part of a key legal battle that the ride-hailing company faces.Show More Summary

California Committee Passes Dangerous Bill Legalizing Virtually Unlimited Assisted Suicide

A California legislative committee approved a bill today that would legalize assisted suicide with virtually no limits. The measure received approval from the Public Health and Developmental Services Committee on a 10-2 vote with one lawmaker absent. The bill next next goes to the assembly finance committee. Disability rights groups strongly oppose the bill. “The […]

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