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Constitutional scholars back Zervos suit against Trump

If former President Bill Clinton couldn’t dodge a lawsuit over alleged sexual shenanigans, President Donald Trump shouldn’t be immune either, …

Law

Here's How Much Money a Man Will Receive After Being Arrested for Burning the American Flag

Bryton Mellott was arrested on Independence Day in 2016 after posting a picture on Facebook of him burning the American flag. In turn, he sued the …

American Flag

All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

Eight months of President Trump is one-sixth of his term. By analogy, he is standing on the fourth tee of his first round. His score is one over, largely because of penalty strokes for the flubbed response to Charlottesville and some out-of-bounds tweets (offset in part by superb federal responses …

Opinion

Meet the NASA Engineer Suing the Government for Searching His Smartphone

On a January morning the week after President Trump's inauguration, NASA engineer Sidd Bikkannavar flew back to the United States on an international …

Los Angeles

No Catholic Judges? Someone Tell Scalia

An old argument about religion and law has become a political flashpoint. Two decades ago, John Garvey, then a law professor at Notre Dame and now president of Catholic University, wrote an article with a third-year law student on the topic of “Catholic Judges in Capital Cases.” They argued that in …

Opinion

Trump Is Denying Refugee Report That Shows They Make America Billions

A new report alleges the White House suppressed a study that showed refugees have contributed to the economy, not drained it.

United States

These companies support the Paris Agreement. They also support climate deniers.

<i>This story was originally published by</i> The Center for Public Integrity.<p>The international climate-fighting pact would create jobs, Google said. …

Climate

Senate Confirms Trump’s Solicitor General Nominee

Washington (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general.<p>The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former …

Business

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

A gunman opened fire at a GOP legislator and staff baseball practice in Alexandria, VA on June 14. House Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, two …

North Korea

President Trump Has Opportunity To Shape Federal Judiciary For A Generation

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:35 AM<p><i>“Ability is nothing without opportunity” - Napoleon Bonaparte</i><p>President Donald Trump, in only eight months in office, has …

Conservative View

One year on, here’s how UN member states have failed and succeeded to help refugees

President Donald Trump’s maiden speech on development, management, peace, and security will likely dominate this year’s UN General Assembly (UNGA). …

Refugees

Distorted Districts, Distorted Laws

Introduction and summary<p>States must redraw their election districts every 10 years, based on the U.S. census, in order to account for changes in …

Liberal View

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The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a state law presuming a mother’s spouse is her child’s parent applies equally to same-sex couples.<p>Kimberly …

Equality

Black Robes and Crystal Balls

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are given lifetime appointments to decide paramount questions of law that affect almost every aspect of …

Equality

Shock: London Bomber Was A Syrian Refugee

So, just for those who decry the Trump Administration’s desire to implement harsher vetting of refugees entering the United States, here’s a tidbit …

Conservative View

Washington GOP elites bracing for Hurricane Roy

Roy Moore's probable victory in Alabama Republican Senate primary will vex the GOP establishment<p>Just as the Republican political elite was coming to terms with President Donald Trump (a process which he disturbed after agreeing to make two major deals with Democratic lawmakers), the party is …

Liberal View

Senate Candidate Roy Moore Uses Racist Terms, Decries 'Sodomy' at Campaign Rally

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has made yet another incendiary comment, using the racially offensive terms “reds and yellows” in a campaign speech …

Equality

Trump's Legal Nemesis Gets His Day in Court in Bid to Save DACA

Los Angeles attorney Ted Boutrous has been itching for a courtroom battle with President Donald Trump. Now, he’s got it.<p>Boutrous is taking on the …

Business

When Beliefs and Identities Clash in Court

The Supreme Court may not be the right place to settle the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which pits marriage equality against religious freedom.<p>The United States government filed a “friend of the court” brief last week in the pending case of <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—</i>the …

Equality

Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president's power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the legal ether, and that may be what a majority of the court is hoping for.<p>Getting rid of the case …

Politics

Juan Williams: Momentum builds against gerrymandering

<i>Editor's note: The following column originally appeared in The Hill newspaper and on TheHill.com.</i><p>Former Attorney General Eric Holder joked over the summer that he plans to “make redistricting sexy” as head of the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee.<p>I don’t know if drawing congressional …

Opinion

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017<p>David Dayen<br>The Republican Health-Care Bill is the Worst of So Many Worlds<br>This attempt to repeal Obamacare fails on every …

Neil Gorsuch

Campaign finance expansion gets on fast track for final passage in House, Senate

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Thomas is retiring after 36 years as Michigan elections director.<p>LANSING -- A bill that’s been called “Citizens United on Steroids” …

Government

Could Democrats take the Senate? The odds are against them, but they have a shot.

Strange things are afoot in Alabama, where there’s a special election underway to fill the Senate seat that Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated when he joined the Trump administration. Luther Strange, who was appointed by the governor to fill the seat, came in second in the primary behind …

Opinion

California's Legislative Session: A Triumph For Those Who Trash Trump And Troglodytes

Near the end of the Oscar-winning <i>Chariots Of Fire</i>, there’s a scene where the fabled track coach Sam Mussabini berates sprinter Harold Abrahams over his poor performance in an Olympics heat.<p>Mussabini’s one-word putdown: “juvenile”.<p>The same could be said of California’s State Legislature, which …

Opinion

Trump’s childhood home rented out to refugees after being listed on Airbnb

NEW YORK—U.S. President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a …

Canadian News

ABA urges SCOTUS to invalidate president's travel ban

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• ABA urges SCOTUS to invalidate president's…<p>U.S. Supreme Court<p>The American Bar Association filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday …

Judiciary

Trump Should Defend Life and Religious Liberty at UN General Assembly

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will address the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.N.) for the first time when it opens its 72nd …

Rights & Freedoms

Monument to myth or history? Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.

Three blocks from Smithsonian exhibits depicting the Big Bang and evolution, Washington's newest museum will tell a different story of the creation …

Lifestyle

Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home

Andrea Germanos, staff writerWhen can an Airbnb rental make a commentary about the U.S. president's anti-refugee rhetoric and actions and implore …

Liberal View