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At a news conference Friday morning, Mayor Roberts said that she believes the video of Scott’s shooting should be released publicly, but that it’s a matter of when. “The question is timing,” she said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney agreed, refusing to release the recordings to the public. The real question is why.
This renewed call for stop-and-frisk in areas like Chicago, which have been ravaged by poverty and systemic racism, is about: more cops, more racial profiling, and more infringement on constitutional rights.
What do lawyers' fees have to do with you? Your taxpayer dollars are footing the bills to defend myriad laws chipping away at various rights. So pay attention.
It’s hard to view North Carolina's continued restrictions on early voting as anything other than a deliberate attempt to skirt the Fourth Circuit’s recent ruling that the state's law targeted Black voters.
There’s no voter fraud crisis. Not a single investigation has turned up any evidence of such a thing. But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from hyperventilating about it or ranting about his plans to stop that from happening.
This week we’re going to talk about "standing," which is a term you may be familiar with, especially if you read Justice Clarence Thomas' complaint in his dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
The recent brouhaha over Kanye, Taylor Swift, and the Snapchat heard 'round the world is a perfect way to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP), which are meritless lawsuits meant to bully a defendant and stifle speech.
For hours on Monday, Leslie Jones posted screenshots and responses to the deluge of abuse she received on Twitter, abuse so filthy and vile that I won’t sully this space by repeating it.
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile certainly seem unjustified. Extrajudicial. Unlawful. But as bad as they may sound, they are unlikely to be enough to prompt a federal grand jury indictment.
We here at Team Legal are on pins and needles waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the biggest abortion case to hit the Court’s steps in more than a decade. One of our concerns is that we won't get a majority opinion in Whole Woman's Health, but rather be saddled with a plurality opinion.
Republican legislators in state legislatures that have passed rigid voter ID laws have claimed that such laws are necessary to prevent in-person voter fraud. GOP-led investigations have not turned up evidence of voter fraud.