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The Evening Blues - 12-5-13
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.
11 hrs ago
Politics, not justice, in Alabama death penalty cases
A murder trial is held and the defendant is convicted. After hearing the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the crime during the sentencing phase of the case, the jury concludes that the death penalty is not an appropriate punishment for the crime.
17 hrs ago
Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: H-P shareholder suit could bring skeletons from closet
Investors might have missed an important tech story buried under last week's news of Thanksgiving travel delays and marathon shopping sprees.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Frequent Flying Rabbi Denied His Due Rewards Because He Complained too Much
How arbitrary that Northwest airlines are going to revoke the miles of a membership of one of their most avid customers, one Rabbi S Binyomin Ginsberg, and this on account that he "complained too much."
Supreme Court weighs protests at military installations
A Supreme Court case involving the right to protest space-based weaponry at a California military base evolved Wednesday into an argument over property functions and highway easements.
Should Justice Ginsburg Retire to Save Her Legacy?
With midterm elections 11 months away and control of the Senate a toss-up, pressure is mounting on the two oldest liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, and Stephen Breyer, 75, to retire and let President Obama name their successors.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Supreme Court tackles Kentucky false advertising case
Making his inaugural appearance before the high court, 44-year-old attorney Steven B. Loy urged justices to constrain when companies can be sued under a federal law banning false or misleading advertising.
High court casts doubt on frequent flyer's lawsuit
The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won't offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Frequent flier or frequent complainer?
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010, at the Supreme Court.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Hewlett-Packard, CEO Whitman ordered to defend securities class action
A California federal judge has ordered Hewlett-Packard Co and Chief Executive Meg Whitman to defend a securities shareholder class action that claims they knew statements about HP's acquisition of software company Autonomy were misleading.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Court may take Obamacare challenge
Justice Antonin Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 to fill the seat vacated by Justice William Rehnquist when he was elevated to chief justice.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Susan Estrich: Filibuster's Death Is a Real Low Point for Example of Democracy
In the past two weeks, three highly qualified candidates for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found themselves blocked because Senate Republicans would not allow their nominations to be voted on.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Caught in the Web: U.S. defense, foreign policies
Globalism is getting tangled in the World Wide Web. In fact, the Internet's disruptive impact on foreign policy is changing diplomatic and defense strategies worldwide.
Senate Filibuster Fight Signals Sad Day
In the past two weeks, three highly qualified candidates for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found themselves blocked because Republicans would not allow their nominations to be voted on.
When the Swing Justice Doesn't Swing
The court's decision is not the final word on the Texas law, just a prediction about the future prospects of the challenge, but it hints at the fact that the court might ultimately uphold the law.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Supreme Court lets Texas anti-abortion law stay for now
A third of Texas' abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts women's rights.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
New York Post
Justice mistakes the Constitution for modernist art
In "The Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose Bierce acidly defined the word "lawful" as "compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction."
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Voters in New Mexico's largest city Tuesday were deciding whether to ban late-term abortions in a first-of-its-kind municipal election that was being closely watched as a possible new front in the abortion wars.
KBCI CBS 2
Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state's clinics to stop providing abortions.