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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

Jello-man

Wen you read about all the stories about Bill Cosby that went uncovered, you understand just how easy it is to get away with shit in America if you’re rich and famous.

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New York Times SCOTUS reporter Linda Greenhouse explains (in much nicer language) why it’s bullshit: It takes the votes of four of the nine justices to accept a case. Certainly Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — the four who two years ago would have invalidated not only […]

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First of all, I’m still shocked. When I was a recruiter, we knew judges routinely threw out non-competes for anyone who wasn’t a strategic employee — because a non-compete for a low-level employee was considered coercive and an improper restraint of employment. So I can’t believe that so many judges are now actually holding people […]

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Just watch

All of a sudden, we’re going to listen to the U.N.? (Reuters) – Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted […]

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Looks a lot like the old Jim Crow, doesn’t it? ATLANTA, GEORGIA—On Tuesday, Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s Secretary of State to process an estimated 40,000 voter registrations that have gone missing from the public database. Though early voting is well […]

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But isn’t this why we have a 4th Amendment? And didn’t we fight a revolution to stop crap like this? ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block […]

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Blocked

I’m a little surprised but hey, I’ll take it: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers […]

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Let too many of the wrong kind of people vote, and you could lose power: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today halted early voting in Ohio scheduled to begin Tuesday. By a 5-4 vote, the justices blocked an order issued earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus that would have […]

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I thought this was really interesting. A lot of big-name legal types got together to talk about reform and corporate crime, but the press wasn’t allowed to be there.

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