Jeb Lund of Rolling Stone: Combined with the Ferguson and Clayton police preparations, McCulloch’s entire demeanor seemed to say, “Your move,” and either way the black community was fucked. If they didn’t riot, then the rotten system that lets white cops get away with killing black kids and prosecutors get away with using the law […]
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Via Raw Story: CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin ripped St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch for asking Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson “softball” questions during the cross examination of his testimony, which she called “fanciful and not credible.” On Monday, McCulloch had released all of the evidence provided to the grand jury that eventually […]
Real shocker, right? We might be out of this mess by now if they’d thrown these people in jail: U.S. government protection of big banks is a policy the Obama administration has adamantly denied, but during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Friday, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, candidly […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]