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Senate’s Campus Free Speech Hearings Overlook Major Culprit

Senate’s Campus Free Speech Hearings Overlook Major Culprit

The Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing today entitled "The Assault on the First Amendment on College Campuses" heard many witnesses bemoan that U.S. campuses have gone from bastions of free speech to its burial grounds, but it will largely ignore a…

Testimony – Russians Targeted 21 States, But Warnings Ridiculed

Testimony – Russians Targeted 21 States, But Warnings Ridiculed

More than a dozen U.S. intelligence agencies have previously confirmed that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, but in congressional testimony today the government admitted that Russian hackers targeted election systems in at least 21 states during law year's campaign.…

Supreme Court Protects Redskin Trademarks, But Not Broadcasts

Supreme Court Protects Redskin Trademarks, But Not Broadcasts

Today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, that even trademarks which are racially disparaging are protected by the First Amendment, and therefore such trademarks are entitled to federal registration, almost certainly dooms a legal action by Native Americans to cancel…

New Terrorism in London and Paris – Ready to Order GPS?

New Terrorism in London and Paris – Ready to Order GPS?

France, already under a state of emergency following the terrorist murder of a police officer in the Champs-Elysees shopping district, has just reported that a car has rammed a police van, immediately catching fire, and police immediately opened an anti-terror…

MISTRIAL – Did Jury Nullification Help Cosby?

MISTRIAL – Did Jury Nullification Help Cosby?

The end to the criminal trial of Bill Cosby with a hung jury and mistrial is not surprising, and may well be the result of jury nullification; a perfectly lawful doctrine which has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court,…

Trump Saving Jobs For Coal Miners and Law Professors

Trump Saving Jobs For Coal Miners and Law Professors

Although President Donald Trump's efforts to protect and bring back jobs for coal miners is well known, he's now - perhaps inadvertently - doing the same for professors at our nation's law schools, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf.…

Trump Amends Travel Ban To Avoid Date/Mootness Problem

Trump Amends Travel Ban To Avoid Date/Mootness Problem

The Trump administration has amended its travel ban, now before the Supreme Court, to avoid a timing problem highlighted by a law professor more than a week ago.         Public interest law professor had noted that, if…

Human Rights Complaint Against Chief Wahoo Upheld

Human Rights Complaint Against Chief Wahoo Upheld

"Chief Wahoo," the allegedly racist and derogatory symbol of the Cleveland Indians, is the subject of a complaint which was recently upheld by Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.         While the legal ruling that the complaint is…

9th Circuit Travel Ban Ruling Could Guide Supreme Court Compromise

9th Circuit Travel Ban Ruling Could Guide Supreme Court Compromise

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against the two major contested portions of President Donald Trump's travel order, and allowed the stays on those portions to remain in effect, but it has lifted the stay preventing the…

Supreme Court May Now Act Quickly, But Indecisively, on Travel Ban

Supreme Court May Now Act Quickly, But Indecisively, on Travel Ban

Today the Supreme Court will receive briefs from those who oppose President Donald Trump's efforts to have stays on his second travel order lifted, and the Court may act very shortly thereafter, perhaps even this week, but the effect of…

Trump's Complaint Against Comey Likely to Fail, But Be Effective

Trump's Complaint Against Comey Likely to Fail, But Be Effective

The complaint which President Trump's lawyer has threatened to file against former FBI director James Comey, for admittedly leaking memos about his conversations with the president, is almost certain to fail in a legal sense, but it could be very…

Comey Suggests Trump Can't Be Charged With Obstruction of Justice – EVER

Comey Suggests Trump Can't Be Charged With Obstruction of Justice – EVER

In a little noticed answer, former FBI Director James Comey suggested that president Donald Trump could not be guilty of the crime of obstruction of justice - even if he had ordered rather than simply suggested an end to the…

Can Any President Be Legally Guilty of Obstruction of Justice?

Can Any President Be Legally Guilty of Obstruction of Justice?

Numerous experts have tried to compare President Donald Trump's efforts to end the FBI's investigation with the words of the criminal obstruction statute to see if what is already known - and what might come to light in today's hearing…

Leaked NSA Document re Russian Hacking – But Warning Year Ago

Leaked NSA Document re Russian Hacking – But Warning Year Ago

A federal contractor has just been charged with leaking a top secret NSA report which described how Russian military hackers targeted U.S. voting systems in the 2016 presidential election, and claiming that this cyber attack was more far reaching than…

New Info Suggests London Attack Could Have Been Prevented

New Info Suggests London Attack Could Have Been Prevented

Newly emerging information suggests that authorities might have been able to prevent Saturday's terrorist massacre in London if only they had been permitted to require, under certain circumstances, that persons likely to engage in terrorism wear GPS ankle monitors to…

Trump Says Stop Being PC – Time For Him to Order GPS Tracking

Trump Says Stop Being PC – Time For Him to Order GPS Tracking

Responding to the London incident - Britain's 3rd major terrorist attack in only 3 months, and the 13th in Western Europe since the beginning of 2015 - President Donald Trump has declared that the carnage will "only get worse," and…

London + Manchester => Germany's GPS Ankle Trackers?

London + Manchester => Germany's GPS Ankle Trackers?

In the wake of Britain's third major terrorist attack in only three months, the UK may want to follow Germany's lead to begin using GPS ankle tracking device as the only cost-effective means to keep track of the thousands of…

Immigration Ban – Supreme Court Sets Timing; Could Split Difference

Immigration Ban – Supreme Court Sets Timing; Could Split Difference

The Supreme Court has directed that responses to several requests filed by the Justice Department regarding the administration's immigration ban be filed by June 12th, and experts seem divided on whether the Court is likely to allow the order to…

USNews Says Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke is Deadly; But You Can Sue

USNews Says Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke is Deadly; But You Can Sue

Thirdhand tobacco smoke, previously known simply as tobacco smoke residue, can be deadly, especially to infants, toddlers, and others, U.S. News is reporting today.         Perhaps more importantly, it is possible to sue when exposed to this…

U.S. Only 43rd in Life Expectancy, and Tobacco is a Major Cause – Report

U.S. Only 43rd in Life Expectancy, and Tobacco is a Major Cause – Report

Although the U.S. already spends more money per person on health care than any other country on earth, it nevertheless ranks only 43rd in life expectancy - behind the Turks, Cayman, and Faroe Islands, Greece, South Korea, Italy, etc. -…

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