Resumption of aid suspended last year will help "counter-terrorism" operations in Sinai Peninsula, Pentagon says.
White House calls on both sides in civil war to bring to justice those who carried out "horrific" killings in Bentiu.
By Bill Blum
The current Supreme Court has consistently decided for states’ rights and majority rule, which could be a Continue →
Rights group condemns forced labour and exploitation, citing "shocking testimonies" in 2022 World Cup host nation.
Acting president orders new operation against rebels after a local politician was found dead with signs of torture.
Proposed measures include a dedicated hotline and stripping people of French nationality as deterrence and punishment.
One person killed in protests sparked by death of 25-year-old local from Pavao-Pavaozinho, a 'pacified' slum.
The petition of the day is:
Amgen Inc. v. Harris
Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erred in holding that respondents, in seeking to prove their claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), could invoke the presumption of class-wide reliance approved by this Continue →
Starting with one unproved claim from an unknown source, letting it lead to a supposition, and then allowing it to justify taking action, the Supreme Court in a closely divided ruling Tuesday gave police broad new authority to turn anonymous tips into traffic stops, Continue →
This morning, a divided Court upheld an amendment to the Michigan constitution that prohibits the use of affirmative action by public universities in admissions. Justice Kennedy announced the judgment of the Court in an opinion that was joined by the Continue →
Today the Court heard oral argument in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus and American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. Writing for this blog, Mark Walsh provides an “’view’ from the Court” for this big day. Early coverage in the first Continue →
Gerard N. Magliocca, writing about today’s Schuette decision, says “The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting. (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on the cutting room floor.).” Continue →
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From the intro: A recent study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page examining 30 years of opinion surveys and policy decisions by the federal government found that, “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized Continue →
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US urges Pyongyang to comply with international obligations and commitments, as Obama visits Asia on four-nation tour.
It has been all of thirty years since George Orwell’s “1984,” but imagery from that novel can still be scary, indeed. The image of a “Ministry of Truth” was floated in the Supreme Court’s chamber on Tuesday, and it drew the Justices away Continue →
State Department confirms indications of use of toxic industrial chemical in Kfar Zeita town in Hama province.
Talks on a roadmap to elections end with no breakthrough after the opposition withdraw.
By William Pfaff
A correspondent of the conservative Le Figaro, Adrien Jaulmes in Donetsk, reports Tuesday that what is taking Continue →
More bodies found but 181 remain missing, as rescue operations are ramped up under better weather conditions.
Rival Palestinian groups are in Gaza for talks aimed at ending "ugly split" that has fractured relations since 2006.
Rebel commander Riek Machar says his forces were not behind the killing of hundreds in the contested town of Bentiu.
It’s a blessing and a curse. One advantage of retaining experienced counsel for a Supreme Court argument is the likelihood that the Justices well might listen more carefully before dismissing what counsel has to say. But Monday’s argument in POM Continue →
Palestinian president says Tel Aviv must take on Palestinian economic burden if peace talks fail.
Correspondent Peter Greste, and producers Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have already spent 115 days in Egyptian jail.
Here’s a bit of Earth Day news we might one day use: Researchers in South Korea have developed a method of harvesting electricity from the motion of water.
April 22, 2014 Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Block on Continue →
In the digital age, perhaps only someone as old as Justice Stephen G. Breyer (or older) would fret about what might happen to a store that sells “phonograph records.” It is doubtful, in the extreme, whether there are any of those Continue →
Allen Dickerson, Legal Director of the Center for Competitive Politics (with whom I’ve had countless but respectful disagreements over the years) writes at CCP’s blog: In a similar vein, Mr. Adams takes issue with a listserv run by Professor Rick Continue →
* A Report by Fox News On the Wayne and Helen Hage Story. Wayne Hage Jr.
Enemies Of The State - The Sagebrush Rebellion
Enemies Of The State - The Sagebrush Rebellion Update
David Mason: Former FEC GC Larry Noble has offered his take on the public dispute between FEC Vice Chair Ann Ravel and the FEC’s Republican commissioners. Noble ultimately calls for “fundamental changes” at the FEC “including the appointment of commissioners Continue →
In Adam Liptak’s analysis of today’s Supreme Court decision in Shuette, he notes: “But Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in the longest and most significant dissent of her career, said the Constitution required special vigilance in light of the history of slavery, Continue →
It’s the second-to-last week of oral arguments of the Term, and some of the last big cases are being argued. The courtroom is packed and filled with anticipation, not so much for the first case to be argued today but Continue →
Ron Collins on Susan B. Anthony. … Continue reading →