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Lamar W. Hankins : The Courts and the Mount Soledad Cross

Church and State: Mount Soledad cross with American flag. Photo from Getty Images / ABC News.Why Christian crosses don’t belongon war and veterans’ memorials Their complaint was that the Christian cross made this a sectarian war memorial with an inherently … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Courts and the Mount Soledad Cross

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

A member of the military who was fired because of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, at a press conference on Capitol Hill May 3, 2010. Photo from Newscom.There is no legal reason to appealruling on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Clearly, the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

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Bernardine Dohrn : The Obsolete and Dangerous Federal Grand Jury

Bernardine Dohrn, with Bill Ayers and five-year-old Zayd, on the steps of the federal courthouse in New York City, 1982. Photo by David Handschuh / AP.The curious, mysterious, obsolete,and dangerous federal grand jury The federal grand jury is a secret, … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn : The Obsolete and Dangerous Federal Grand Jury

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Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

Image from Francesco Lapenta.Net Neutrality: All is not lost By Tim Karr / April 11, 2010 “The Day the Internet Lost” read a full-banner headline on Huffington Post. The New York Times held a wake for the Internet reporting that … finish reading Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

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The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

Rooftop snipers, armored vehicles and lock-down zones around the courthouse are part of the security plan during the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his cohorts. Photo by Schwartz / Daily News.Are we a nation of laws?The trial of Khalid … finish reading The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

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Federal Judge : Search E-Mails of Bush Apointees

Wednesday morning a federal judge ordered President Bush’s executive office to undertake a comprehensive search for millions of senior appointees’ e-mails that have been missing since 2005. Photo by AFP / Getty Images.‘An internal White House report noted in 2005 … finish reading Federal Judge : Search E-Mails of Bush Apointees

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Orlando Homeless Win Big Victory in Federal Court

City ordinance that limited size of homeless feedings linked to gentrification effortsBy Jay D. Jurie / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2008 ORLANDO — The City of Orlando, in keeping with corporate dominance by theme park and other business … finish reading Orlando Homeless Win Big Victory in Federal Court

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Landmark Ruling : Cell Phone Location Protected by Fourth Amendment

Boston artist Nick Rodrigues’ Personal Cell Phone Booth won’t protect him from triangulation or global positioning.Chalk up one small victory for privacyBy William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / September 15, 2008 A powerful and easily-implemented feature of cell … finish reading Landmark Ruling : Cell Phone Location Protected by Fourth Amendment

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San Francisco Peaks : Court Allows Further Development on Sacred Native American Land

Native American dancers in Arizona.‘Ruling in the case to protect the environmental and cultural integrity of Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks’By Brenda Norrell / August 9, 2008 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Bending under pressure from the Bush Administration, the Ninth Circuit Court … finish reading San Francisco Peaks : Court Allows Further Development on Sacred Native American Land

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