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Backlash Against Muslim Ban Offers Hope, But Immigrants Still Vulnerable
Writer, editor and program manager
Immigrant rights advocates are hailing Thursday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which refused to reinstate President Trump's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries. But they are also bracing for a prolonged legal fight with the White House.
For Trump, A Message from Above...
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A Judge Just Publicly Called Out Prosecutors Who He Thinks May Have Cheated
It's something that almost never happens in the justice system.
Child Pornography Restitution Mess Cries Out for a Congressional Solution
James R. Marsh
The Ninth Circuit's draconian decree hearkens back to something from Dickens, or the Old Testament, or the current panic over Sharia law. It is simply incompatible with current understanding of childhood sexual abuse, criminal responsibility, and victim's rights.
Can Students Wear American Flag Clothing to School?
Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, ...
School officials banned the wearing of the American-flag clothing on only one day of the school year. What day was that? Cinco de Mayo -- a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. School officials did not ban American-flag clothing on any other school day -- just one.
Which States Still Don't Have Marriage Equality? (VIDEO)
Seattle-based writer & storyteller
States have been gaining marriage equality at the rate of one or two a week lately, but a few stubborn holdouts may remain a serious challenge.
First Same-Sex Couples Marry in Alaska
Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska's best news and opinion
It appears that at least two same-sex couples have been married in Barrow, Alaska, according to Kristine Hilderbrand, who said state Magistrate Mary Treiber waived the three-day waiting period required after issuing of marriage licenses.
When Courts Stop Strikes Before They Start: Why Workers and the Public Lose
Michael M. Oswalt
Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University College of L...
This nullification of the strike -- the core building block of effective workplace advocacy for thousands of unrepresented, often low wage contract workers at airports -- deserves a lot more attention than it's been getting.
Should the Government Be Punished When It Lies to the Courts?
Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California and Senior ...
Should the government be allowed to lie to the courts in the name of national security? This is the question that judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will have to consider in the next few weeks.
Montana Nonpartisan Judicial Elections System Struck Down By Appeals Court
"The voters of Montana are thus deprived of the full and robust exchange of views to which, under our Constitution, they
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Right-Wing Judges Seek to Close the Courthouse Doors to Public Interest Claims
Internet Lawyer, Host of Cyber Law and Business Report and Awa...
Imagine an America in which lawyers dared not challenge the mightiest no matter how egregious their offenses may be for fear of financial ruin.
'Deliberate Indifference' May Impose Liability
Senior Scholar, Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and In...
On Monday, April 30 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed an inmate to sue the Los Angeles County Sheriff for injuries received while confined.
WATCH: Keep Political Ads Off Public TV
Managing Editor, Moyers & Company
Political Ad Ban For Public TV, Radio Struck Down By U.S. Appeals Court
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Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said the decision could "fundamentally change the
Richard Cebull's Racist Obama Email To Be Investigated By 9th Circuit Court
The judge claimed that he is not racist, but forwarded the email because he is "not a fan" of Obama. However, the message
Rick Santorum Woos Guam, Apologizes For Joke About Exiling Unwanted U.S. Judges There
At a town hall event in Tilton, N.H., on Jan. 5, Santorum had joked about exiling liberal judges to Guam. Both Santorum and
When It Comes to the Free Speech Rights of Teachers, the Joke's on Us
D.C.-based writer and education activist
Let's enjoy a short laugh at the foolishness of Arizona's lawmakers to muzzle their state's public school teachers. And then let's remember that a more carefully constructed bill may not be as outlandish, and unlikely, as we think.
Newt Gingrich's Big Idea On Judges May Be Defeated By Florida Primary
"Every few years, you'd have elected congresspeople changing the rulings of the Supreme Court," Romney said last month in
Rick Santorum Jokes About Sending Ninth Circuit Judges To Guam
The Ninth Circuit is despised by many conservatives, who perceive it to have a liberal bent. "Our founders intended for them
Supreme Court vs. 9th Circuit: Roberts Defends Scalia's Honor As Justices Ready To Reverse Case
Pollard was a federal prisoner on kitchen duty when he slipped, fell and broke both his elbows. He claims that the way prison
Have a Really Good Weekend -- Something to Celebrate!
Principal Advisor at Inside Straight Strategies
Denver -- The roadless wild forests in the National Forest System were originally set aside and protected from road-building
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Eight New Cases
The Court also granted hearings in cases concerning tax shelters and maritime workers' compensation. The other immigration
At Last: Senate To Vote on Goodwin Liu
Nancy Duff Campbell
Co-President, National Women's Law Center
Despite the fact that Professor Goodwin Liu was nominated over a year ago to a seat designated a "judicial emergency" on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a minority in the Senate has persisted in blocking his nomination -- until now.
Do Parents' Rights End at the Schoolhouse Gate?
John W. Whitehead
Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead is president of The ...
Helping America's teens make positive, healthy and responsible lifestyle choices is a worthy goal, but it must start with parents within the home.
Now About the Matter of Size
Public policy expert, commentator, and author
Wal-Mart v. Dukes
the Court will soon hear arguments in one of the most important civil rights cases in the country's history. Their decision will pave the way for further progress or stop it dead in its tracks.
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