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Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who explained that the travel ban proposed by Trump violates constitutional protections because “a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequences of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion”—specifically Islam.

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These 3 Judges Hold the Fate Of The Internet In Their Hands

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Internet Control with 2 Comments
These 3 Judges Hold the Fate Of The Internet In Their Hands

Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online. At stake are the government’s net neutrality rules…

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On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics

On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which unleashed a scourge of dark money and unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections, a coalition of reform-minded organizations gathered on Wednesday to promote several key pieces of legislation aimed at countering the influence of big money in politics.

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Chelsea Manning may be Supreme Court Bound with New Lawyers

Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning may be Supreme Court Bound with New Lawyers

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s defense team gained two high-profile lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward. The former soldier was convicted in August 2013 on 20 charges, including espionage, for leaking confidential government documents to transparency website WikiLeaks. A statement on the Pvt. Manning Support Network webpage mentions the possibility of the new lawyers taking the appeal all the way Supreme Court. RT’s Lindsay France reports from the Supreme Court on these new developments.

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How Gay Marriage Won

Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
How Gay Marriage Won

Time magazine examines how gay marriage won over in the hearts, minds, and increasingly the law of the nation.

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The 7 Potential Outcomes In The Fight Over Gay Marriage

Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
The 7 Potential Outcomes In The Fight Over Gay Marriage

There are a number of possible outcomes in the two cases, which are separate but related.

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