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Struggling Colorado town finds salvation in legalized pot

SEDGWICK, Colo. (AP) - Residents of this sleepy little town in far northeast Colorado smile optimistically when talking about the turn their …

Penn Station

Gender-Based Interruption and the Supreme Court

Source: MarkThomas/Pixabay<p>A recent study done by Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law looked at the frequency with which United States Supreme Court …

School board prayer case might go to Supreme Court | NOLA.com

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings in Texas.<p>In March, a three-judge …

Could libel laws change under President Trump?

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said that a change in the nation's libel laws "is being looked at" by the Trump administration, a move some …

Donald Trump

Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging TABOR saying plaintiffs have no right to sue

A federal judge in Denver has tossed out a years-old lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, saying that …

Supreme Court Rejects Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Says States Cannot Keep Money From The Innocent

With so many constitutional rights under siege, it’s welcome news when one of them is defended. Reaffirming the presumption of innocence, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Colorado law last month that forced criminal defendants to prove their innocence when the defendants’ convictions were …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Will the Supreme Court Defend Citizenship?

The federal government wants broad authority to strip naturalized immigrants of their hard-won status.<p>Very few Americans have heard of <i>Afroyim v. Rusk</i>, a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case on citizenship, but all Americans can perhaps be grateful for it. Most of the Court’s landmark decisions are famous …

Immigration

President Trump Moves to Fill Court Vacancies

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Yesterday, the White House announced its first ten judicial nominees for the more than 120 open positions in the lower courts across the country.<p>One of the nominees is a holdover from the Obama Administration who was blocked from …

Donald Trump

Citizens United protesters at Supreme Court plead guilty after losing challenge to ‘harangue’ law

Five protesters who were arrested for disrupting U.S. Supreme Court proceedings pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor charges.The defendants, …

American Bar Association

John Legend talks Louisiana criminal justice changes with CNN | NOLA.com

John Legend followed up his day at the Louisiana Capitol advocating for criminal justice changes with an interview on CNN about the state's …

Trump administration cites a segregation-era Supreme Court ruling to defend Muslim ban

President Donald Trump's Justice Department is arguing that segregationist history is on its side when it comes to its so-called "Muslim ban."<p>In an …

Donald Trump

If Trump gets away with this, America will be seen as a failing state

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for …

Blockchain

Sen. Mike Lee tweets Trump: Nominate Merrick Garland to replace Comey

Utah Sen. Mike Lee encouraged President Donald Trump on Thursday to resist Democrats’ calls for a special prosecutor to lead an investigation into potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials.<p>Instead, the Republican senator suggested the president name a replacement for fired …

Donald Trump

Welp, Trump just dunked on Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter

Donald Trump’s lengthy Twitter history has long been mined by his opponents, looking for ghosts to haunt the president with accusations of hypocrisy. He was critical of military intervention in Syria under President Barack Obama; so when as president he launched missiles at a Syrian base, those old …

Donald Trump

Poll: Trump approval ticks down, partly due to drop among base

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed President Donald Trump's approval rating back down following a bounce in mid-April.<p>The poll, taken May 4-9, pegged Trump's approval at 36% compared to 58% who said they disapprove of his performance as President.<p>Nearly all …

Donald Trump

Trump: ‘Maybe I’ll Release’ Tax Returns After Leaving White House

President Donald Trump now says he's open to releasing his tax returns — after he leaves office.<p>When asked in an interview published Thursday by The Economist, Trump found no reason to make his tax returns public even if it means Democrats would get on board with his tax plan — a bare bones version …

Donald Trump

North Korea crisis: Which country has the strongest military in the region? | Asia | DW | 11.05.2017

Tensions continue to run high on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea's bellicose posture makes its neighbors increasingly nervous. DW takes a look at …

Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights

And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.

Activism

No, the NRA is not actually the United States’ “oldest civil rights organization”

NRA reps have called gun regulations “equally as unconstitutional” as Jim Crow laws<p>The National Rifle Association is holding its four-day annual meeting April 27-30 in Atlanta, GA.<p>In promotional materials for the meeting, the NRA wrote: “Georgia was a pivotal location in the civil rights movement. …

Iowan Pete Brownell elected president of the NRA

CLOSE<p>Brownells has opened a 7,000 square-foot retail space on Interstate Highway 80 near Grinnell to sell firearms and accessories.<p>Iowa gun-seller …

What happened when a 64-year-old liberal attended his first NRA convention

Some men, when they retire, take up fishing, others golf. Not I. Perhaps decades of watching deer romp through my garden subliminally planted the notion. Or binge-watching "The Rifleman" reruns on Saturday mornings. Whatever the reason, I surprised my 64-year-old liberal self recently when I …

Guns

Pelosi solicits Democrats for Obamacare tweaks

House Democrats are charging ahead with their own push to tweak Obamacare, after the GOP effort to dismantle the law imploded last week.<p>Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to her caucus Tuesday, requesting members send their ideas to strengthen the law as soon as possible. Pelosi …

Nancy Pelosi

Gorsuch needs a straight flush to beat filibuster

Senate Democrats on Tuesday left Judge Neil Gorsuch with two roads to the Supreme Court: winning over all of the party’s remaining swing votes, or relying on the so-called nuclear option.<p>The five Democratic senators up for reelection next year in states where President Donald Trump won by single …

Neil Gorsuch

Waters' O’Reilly response: ‘I'm a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated’

Rep. Maxine Waters responded to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly's comments mocking her appearance Tuesday by declaring she would not be intimidated by "right-wing talking heads."<p>“I'm a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined,” Waters said in an interview on MSNBC. “I …

Maxine Waters

Democrat O'Rourke to take on Cruz for Senate in 2018

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is expected to announce Friday he will challenge Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for Senate next year, people familiar with the decision confirmed.<p>O'Rourke, if he declares, would be the first Democrat to announce his intention to challenge Cruz. Rep. Joaquin Castro is also …

Republicans

Ryan warns Republicans that Trump could turn to Democrats on health bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is worried that Republicans may push President Donald Trump right into the arms of Democrats on Capitol Hill if they are unable to come together on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>Since the collapse of Republicans' American Health Care Act last week in …

Norah O'Donnell