Report: Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely In Michael Brown Shooting Case

Reports from the Justice Department seem to be laying the groundwork for more disappointment for those hoping for charges against Officer Darren Wilson.

Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge To Filibuster

Not unexpectedly, the Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Constitutionality of the Senate filibuster.

Creigh Deeds One Year Later, And The Problems With Mental Health Care In The U.S.

Just over one year ago, Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked by his son, revealing problems with our mental health system that have yet to be adequately addressed.

Maine Court Rejects State Request To Quarantine, Restrict Movements, Of Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickcox

A Maine Judge has largely rejected the efforts of the State of Maine to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickcox

House Lawsuit Against Obama Hits Another Snag

At this rate, it’s unlikely the House will file any kind of lawsuit against President Obama until 2015, assuming it ever files anything.

Kaci Hickcox Threatens To Sue Maine Authorities Over Ebola Quarantine Order

We may have our first legal challenge to an Ebola quarantine order by tomorrow

Ebola And Mandatory Quarantines: A Delicate Balance Between Personal Liberty And Public Safety

Mandatory quarantines are a massive violation of personal liberty. We ought to be careful in how, when, and why we impose them and who they are directed toward.

Koch Brothers Donation Brings Attention To Inadequacies Of Indigent Criminal Defense

The Koch Brothers are putting money behind an effort to reform a part of the legal system that is ignored far too often.

Idaho City Backs Down In Dispute With Ministers Over Same-Sex Marriage

The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will not force two Christian ministers to open their wedding chapel business to same-sex wedding ceremonies.

Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey, But It Should Be Legal Everywhere

Not surprisingly a Federal Judge has blocked New Jersey’s latest effort to legalize sports gaming. As a matter of policy, though, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be legal to place wagers on sporting events.

Whatever Happened To That Lawsuit The House Of Representatives Was Filing Against Obama?

It’s been three months, but there’s been no action on the lawsuit that the House of Representatives said it was filing against President Obama.

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules Against Chris McDaniel In Dispute Over GOP Senate Primary

The most bizarre race of 2014 is finally over.

New York, New Jersey Order Quarantine For Arrivals From Ebola Stricken Nations

A surprise move from Governors Christie and Cuomo that sounds like a good idea but may not be as effective, or legal, as it sounds.

Federal Court Dismisses Tea Party Groups’ Lawsuits Over IRS Targeting

A Federal Judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by Tea Party groups over the IRS targeting scandal.

Time For A Single, Six-Year, Presidential Term?

An idea whose time has come? Not really.

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

Evidence Presented To Michael Brown Grand Jury Appears To Support Officer’s Version Of Events

What if the Grand Jury investigating the Michael Brown shooting fails to indict Officer Darren Wilson? We may find out if newly leaked evidence is accurate.

Idaho Ministers Threatened With Jail For Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies

A collision between marriage equality and religious liberty, but it seems clear that religious liberty should win this one.

Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law To Remain In Effect Pending Appeal

Another pre-election stay ruling from the Supreme Court.

F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

The Supreme Court Has A First Amendment Problem Right At Its Front Doorstep

The Roberts court has been very good on First Amendment issues, but it needs to address the First Amendment issue right outside its front windows.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

A victory for the opponents of Voter ID laws that will be untouchable by the Supreme Court.

Houston Backs Down On Subpoenas Directed At Pastors Opposing Gay Rights Law

A not surprising outcome to a move that have had motives entirely unconnected to litigation.

Houston Seeks To Subpoena Sermons Of Pastors Opposing Gay Rights Law

Someone needs to remind the City of Houston that the First Amendment applies to them.

Sandwich Shop Workers Forced To Sign Non-Compete Agreements

A national sandwich chain makes its employees sign a very restrictive covenant not to compete. It’s probably not enforceable.

Fifth Circuit Allows Texas Voter ID Law To Remain In Effect

After a setback, Texas will be allowed to enforce its Voter ID law. At least for now.

Texas Attorney General Makes A Particularly Silly Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made an incredibly weak argument in favor of his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Court Rules That “Creepy” Photos Taken in Public Aren’t A Crime

A District of Columbia Judge has ruled that photographs of women taken in public do not violate the law.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A victory for opponents of Voter ID in Texas, but it’s not likely to stand up on appeal.

Mike Huckabee Threatens To Leave The GOP Over Gay Marriage; Don’t Believe Him

Mike Huckabee is threatening to leave the GOP if the party backs down on same-sex marriage. He’s bluffing.

Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law, But Will Likely Uphold It In The End

Opponents of Voter ID laws should not get too excited over the fact that the Supreme Court has stayed Wisconsin’s law from going into effect for now.

Same-Sex Marriage Goes From 19 States To 29 States In One Week

In the space of one week, we’ve gone from 19 states that recognize same-sex marriage to 29. Soon, it will be 35.

A 29 Year Old Woman Is Choosing To Die Rather Than Suffer Through Terminal Cancer

A 29 year old woman will end her life in less than a month. That should be her choice.

9th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Idaho And Nevada

Two more states are added to the list, with another three likely not far behind.

Federal Court Voids Virginia Congressional Map

A Federal Court has given legislators in Richmond a complicated job.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Voter ID Law

An unsurprising decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Declines Review Of Rulings Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

By failing to act, the Supreme Court has effectively legalized same-sex marriage in eleven more states.

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