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  • Justice Thomas Wants To Abolish Exclusionary Rule

    According to an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the most important legal rule that protects Americans from illegal searches by police has no historical basis and the Supreme Court no authority to require states to...

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  • The Civil Rights Lawyer Who Set Himself on Fire

    A noted civil rights attorney, who later in his career turned to the climate change issue, committed suicide as an act of protest, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. He chose the early morning when no one would be...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Meet The World’s Most Consequential Regulator

    Ireland’s data protection commissioner, Helen Dixon, will soon gain vast new powers to investigate and fine companies with headquarters in her country. Ireland is the European headquarters for Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft, which owns...

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  • Boston Mobster “Cadillac Frank” Salemme On Trial For 1993 Murder

    The bust of an industrial-sized marijuana farm in an old warehouse in Providence, Rhode Island, yielded an unexpected result, the indictment of former Mafia chieftain “Cadillac Frank” Salemme for a 1993 murder. Salemme, 84, was a street...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • More Trouble For Corrupt Chicago Cop

    Thomas Sierra, who spent more than 22 years in prison before his case was dropped in January, has filed a wrongful conviction suit against former Chicago police detective Reynaldo Guevara. Sierra was convicted by a jury of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Grocery Exec Caught Singing “We’re In The Money” Before Contentious Merger

    Presumably unaware the cameras were rolling, the chief executive of British food giant Sainsbury’s began singing“We’re in the Money,” managing to get through at least a couple of verses with a pleasing if rather somber delivery. He...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • A Law Unto Themselves

    “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio is their godfather, and David A. Clarke, Jr., the recently-resigned Wisconsin sheriff who gained fame due to his tough conservative rhetoric and the many deaths that occurred in the Milwaukee County Jail under his...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Injunction Lifted, Madonna’s Intimate Items To Be Auctioned

    An auction of intimate memorabilia that once belonged to Madonna will be auctioned off in July. A preliminary injunction preventing the auction was lifted after the performer lost her legal battle to regain control of the items,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Is The President Nuts? The Goldwater Rule & Donald Trump

    Writing in a national security and the law blog, Harvard professor of law and psychiatry Alan Stone reviews “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Banned For Life From Banking, Kelly Heads Effort To Streamline Superfund

    An investigative article in the News York Times concerning EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ethically questionable record as an Oklahoma legislator, and as that state’s attorney general, references his relationship with banker Albert Kelly, whom Pruitt appointed as...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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