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China releases Japanese cargo ship 24.4.2014 BBC South Asia
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims 24.4.2014 AP National
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week....
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Oklahoma high court rejects death row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of execution 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Chapman: Democracy and affirmative action 24.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
U.S. Supreme Court defers to voters Tuesday's decision had the distinct feel of a ...
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Choice and affirmative action 24.4.2014 The Moderate Voice
One of the great things about being a “liberal&#8 […]
Open thread for nightowls: 'Post-legal' America 24.4.2014 Daily Kos
Tom Engelhardt : With Cartwright as a possible exception, the members of the national security state, unlike the rest of us, exist in what might be called  "post-legal” America. They know that, no matter how heinous the crime, they will not be brought to justice for it. The list of potentially serious criminal acts for which no one has had to take responsibility in a court of law is long, and never tabulated in one place. Consider this, then, an initial run-down on seven of the most obvious crimes and misdemeanors of this era for which no one has been held accountable. Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2005—Extremist Sunday: Tomorrow in Louisville Senator Frist and his allies will demonstrate a level of blatant extremism and hate that one thought had been removed from respectable discourse in our country. Now we find it embraced by the Republican Leader of the Senate. Frank Rich has some thoughts: The fraudulence of "Justice Sunday" begins but does not end with its sham claims to ...
Oklahoma court ruling lifts stay of execution 24.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Oklahoma City • The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. In rejecting the inmates’ claims, the court also lifted a stay of execution that it had granted earlier in the week in a case that placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Supreme Court. Wednesday’s decision paves the way for death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles W...
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Rebranding the GOP's alternative to Obamacare 24.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Everyone knows Obamacare is the most illegal, unconstitutional law to ever legally pass through both houses of Congress and be declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme ...
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Sodomy laws that won't die 24.4.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Though the Supreme Court declared state laws banning consensual same-sex relations unconstitutional, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in Louisiana under its remaining anti-sodomy laws.

Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message.
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A look at the events in the inmates' legal challenge of Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Mixed Supreme Court ruling on damages for child porn victims 24.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
Supreme Court limits damages to victims of child porn 24.4.2014 Nation

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the amount of damages that those who possess child pornography must pay victims, throwing out a $3.4 million award that went to a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.

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Minnesota Supreme Court reverses sex offender's commitment 24.4.2014 Local

Minnesota Supreme Court reverses sex offender's commitment

Michigan case is minor setback for diversity in higher education 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
But U.S. Supreme Court decision shouldn’t end diversity efforts.
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California spanking case: State's high court declines to hear appeal of mother's wooden spoon punishment 24.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: California
California Supreme Court lets stand ruling that OKs use of wooden spoon to discipline teen in case involving South Bay mother
Supreme Court Voids $3.4 Million Restitution Award To Child Pornography Victim 24.4.2014 Outside the Beltway
The Court gets the result right, but their reasoning will make things much more difficult for courts, defendants, and victims.
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Hate Crimes, Freedom Of Speech, And Equal Protection Of The Law 24.4.2014 Outside the Beltway
Continuing the discussion from earlier this week on hate crimes.
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Bundy lied, Earth Day 2014, Nate Silver and climate change 24.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, in 2006, a new weekly feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was change to Green Diary Rescue after a couple of years. After nearly 17,000 green diaries had been rescued, the name was changed again to Spotlight on Green News & Views. The spotlight appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Breaking news on Bundy Ranch —by nachtwulf: "It seems that all of his claims are apparently lies. He claims that his family has been using the land since the 1870s, from which his erroneous claims derive. His family actually bought the ranch in 1948, provably, and didn't get cattle until the 1950s. And they bought the water rights to their own property but no grazing rights to the Federal land. Imagine that." "Working to ...
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Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant 24.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations--one that means they should be free to search phones without a ...
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James Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam order 24.4.2014 Nation
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are asking the state's Supreme Court to overturn a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation.
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