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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

Anita Hill: How Joe Biden Botched The Clarence Thomas Hearings I am amazed to find the number of women I’ve talked to this week who still remember this — and still hold a grudge. Via Talking Points Memo: Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, on Thursday said […]

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In Ferguson, before 2015. Good, since they were treating residents like cash cows: The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city’s court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in […]

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This article appears in the September 2015 issue of The Washington Spectator. On July 16, the Wisconsin Supreme Court shut down the second of two investigations that had resulted in guilty pleas of six Scott Walker appointees who had disregarded the line between civil servant and political operative. “To be clear, this conclusion ends the […]

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An investigation by Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies into a multi-vehicle accident involving Caitlyn Jenner found that she was driving unsafely and, according to LA County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nashida, at a speed “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions.” Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail. According to car […]

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This is the very conservative 5th Circuit, which indicates that SCOTUS is likely to uphold. Just in time for next year’s election! A federal appeals court struck down Texas’ voter ID law on Wednesday in a victory for the Obama administration, which had taken the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice […]

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A New York woman’s mysterious death in custody last week will be investigated by the state attorney general’s office, marking the first use of a new state law that expands independent oversight of deaths involving police, officials said Monday. Raynette Turner, 42, a mother of eight, was found dead in a cell at Mount Vernon […]

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This is interesting: A federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United’s effort to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from demanding that the conservative group disclose more information about its major donors. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan refused to impose a preliminary injunction that would stop Schneiderman from requiring charities to disclose […]

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I’m not clear that these are actual conflicts, but I do get their point. They’re talking about the appearance of conflict — but for some reason, no one brings up Ginni Thomas and the Obamacare ruling, which is pretty low-hanging fruit: Three Supreme Court justices didn’t recuse themselves from cases in which they held stock […]

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Groundbreaking news

This is, as Joe Biden would say, a big fucking deal: WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers. “[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state […]

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Robert Reich on the housing discrimination ruling: Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision – on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court found that the Fair […]

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