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Change your gun laws, America 31.7.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Since 9/11, the United States has responded aggressively to the danger of terrorism, taking extraordinary measures, invading two countries, launching military operations in many others, and spending more than $800 billion on homeland security. Americans have accepted an unprecedented expansion of government powers and invasions of their privacy to prevent such attacks. Since 9/11, 74 people have been killed in the United States by terrorists, according to the think tank New America. In that same period, more than 150,000 Americans have been killed in gun homicides, and we have done . . . nothing. Read full article ...
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New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People 31.7.2015 NPR Health Science
The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.
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Big, Big Government: Alabama Strong Arms Jailed Woman To Stop Abortion 31.7.2015 Crooks Liars
Matt Osborne has some eye-opening coverage on the recent confab of anti-abortion extremists groups in Alabama, not-so-curiously timed to coincide with the edited videos David Daleiden is using to smear Planned Parenthood. The one above is of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy "Ten Commandments" Moore opening the confab with a rip-roaring speech about the little babies and evil women who abort them. Small government? Oh, hell no. And this new story just highlights how large and incredibly intrusive right-wing extremist government is when it comes to women trying to obtain a very legal and safe abortion. A woman has been jailed. She is pregnant. The state of Alabama is working overtime to make sure she cannot elect to have an abortion. Until yesterday, she was being represented by ACLU attorneys who were fighting a motion by the county attorney to have her parental rights terminated so she could not have an abortion. Then suddenly, miraculously, she decided, well, maybe she didn't want one after ...
Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot 31.7.2015 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Opponents of Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative are suing to keep the measure off of the November ballot....
Interpretive remedies in NJAC case 31.7.2015 Hindu: Home
The argument is often made that the NJAC engenders the same kind of opacity that the collegium is criticised for. The Supreme Court could address these concerns by prescribing a set of standard operating procedures for the NJAC.
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A basic right is in danger 31.7.2015 Hindu: Op-Ed
The Attorney General’s argument questioning the right of Indians to privacy is wrong on two counts. But worse, it goes against the interests of the people on every count.
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US judge rejects Guantánamo detainee's unlawful imprisonment challenge 31.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi argues his detention is unlawful since Obama declared end to war with Afghanistan but judge says involvement continues

A US judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantánamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.

Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi, a Yemeni who was captured in Afghanistan, has been held since 2002 at the prison in Cuba for terror detainees. Judges have upheld his detention on grounds that he likely aided Taliban forces, though his lawyers have said he was simply a medic.

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The Hidden Silver Lining In The EPA’s Most Recent Court Loss 31.7.2015 Think Progres

Why the EPA is "pleased" about a loss in court this week.

The post The Hidden Silver Lining In The EPA’s Most Recent Court Loss appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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50 Years Later, Medicare And Medicaid Are A Smashing Success 31.7.2015 Think Progres

Let us count the ways these programs have changed life in the U.S.

The post 50 Years Later, Medicare And Medicaid Are A Smashing Success appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Driven Largely By Republicans, Public Opinion On The Supreme Court Hits A Low 31.7.2015 Outside the Beltway
Public opinion on the Supreme Court has declined significantly, largely because Republicans don't like the Supreme Court very much right now.
Yakub execution 31.7.2015 Hindu: Home
Your editorial today titled ‘Inhuman and unconscionable’ was excellent and timely. Like Afzal Guru’s hanging this latest hanging also seem to be in a rush. No doubt 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts...
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Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law, Takes Workers Back to the Gilded Age 30.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Michigan's right-to-work law is about recreating the 19th century social order, when the working class was thwarted at every turn in its bid to challenge economic inequality under capitalism. On Thursday, the Michigan Supreme Court made it possible to turn back the hands of time.     Protesters gather at the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, where they filled the rotunda and spilled out onto the lawn December 11, 2012. Sweeping legislation signed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday will vastly reduce the power of organized labor in a state that was a symbol of union clout for decades. (Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times) Want to challenge injustice and make real change happen? That's Truthout's goal - support our work with a donation today! By ruling that public employees are covered by Michigan's right-to-work law, the state Supreme Court is not advancing the cause of freedom as conservatives argue, but is instead turning back the clock on labor rights to the 19th century. Republican lawmakers ...
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Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law, Takes Workers Back to the Gilded Age 30.7.2015 Truthout.com
Michigan's right-to-work law is about recreating the 19th century social order, when the working class was thwarted at every turn in its bid to challenge economic inequality under capitalism. On Thursday, the Michigan Supreme Court made it possible to turn back the hands of time.     Protesters gather at the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, where they filled the rotunda and spilled out onto the lawn December 11, 2012. Sweeping legislation signed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday will vastly reduce the power of organized labor in a state that was a symbol of union clout for decades. (Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times) Want to challenge injustice and make real change happen? That's Truthout's goal - support our work with a donation today! By ruling that public employees are covered by Michigan's right-to-work law, the state Supreme Court is not advancing the cause of freedom as conservatives argue, but is instead turning back the clock on labor rights to the 19th century. Republican lawmakers ...
British forces illegally detained Afghan suspect, court of appeal rules 30.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Judges find that UK acted unlawfully in detaining Serdar Mohammed for four months in 2010 before handing him over to Afghan authorities An Afghan suspect was detained illegally by British forces for almost four months and denied access to a lawyer, the court of appeal has ruled . Serdar Mohammed, who was captured by UK soldiers in April 2010, was not handed over to the Afghan security services until July that year, despite regulations requiring any transfer to take place within 96 hours. Mohammed, who was eventually released earlier this year to return to his home in Helmand province, claimed that the Afghan authorities tortured him. The case highlights the effect of UK forces overseas being subject to the European convention on human rights rather than the Geneva conventions on warfare, a legal position about which the judges – the lord chief justice, Lord Thomas, Lord Justice Lloyd Jones and Lord Justice Beaston – expressed ...
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New York judge says chimpanzees may have legal rights someday, but not now 30.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Judge throws out Nonhuman Rights Project’s attempt to have two chimps released from research at a university, saying she is bound by a previous decision

Claims that intelligent animals should have limited legal rights may someday succeed, a Manhattan judge said on Thursday, but she denied an animal rights group’s bid to get two chimpanzees used in research at a state university released to a sanctuary.

“The similarities between chimpanzees and humans inspire the empathy felt for a beloved pet,” New York state supreme court justice Barbara Jaffe wrote. “Courts, however, are slow to embrace change.”

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Same-Sex Couples Are Securing Retroactive Recognition Of Their Marriages 30.7.2015 Think Progres

Banning same-sex marriage isn't just unconstitutional now; it was always unconstitutional.

The post Same-Sex Couples Are Securing Retroactive Recognition Of Their Marriages appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Prosecutors ask justices to review insider trading case 30.7.2015 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reinstate securities fraud convictions against two hedge fund portfolio managers, saying a federal appeals court ruling in the financiers' favor makes it harder to prosecute insider trading....
In poor taste 30.7.2015 HBL: Opinion
The Assam chief minister is in a soup for having joined jhumur dancers at the inauguration of a hospital, when the nation was mourning the death of former President, APJ Abdul Kalam.This i...
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Question hour 30.7.2015 HBL: Opinion
The ethics of developmentIs development good? Is development bad? Is business good? Is business bad?

Mapusa, GoaRavi, this is unfair. That’s four questions in...

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Outcome of trial on N.C. election law changes will have national effect 30.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
State officials call the changes mundane, while others say they hurt minorities and their ability to ...
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