“Protect academic freedom in N.C.”

by Rick Hasen on April 18, 2014

Charlotte Observer editorial: “What’s happening to UNC Chapel Hill law professor Gene Nichol should trouble all of us in North Carolina. A campaign appears afoot to silence his criticism of Republicans and their legislative policies that Nichol deems harmful to Continue →
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Petition of the day

by Maureen Johnston on April 18, 2014

The petition of the day is:

Natale v. United States 13-744

Issue: Whether a medical professional can be convicted of “knowingly and willfully” making a false statement in medical records or reports under 18 U.S.C. § 1035 when the district court failed to instruct the jury Continue →

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S Korea divers see bodies inside sunken ferry

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Three bodies seen in submerged hull of capsized ferry as rescue operation continues for more than 200 missing people.
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Ukraine leaders propose constitutional change

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Changes include giving the Russian language a special status, and granting more say to local governments.
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Jamelle Bouie writes for Slate. … Continue reading →
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I am proud to announce I have a Radio Show!

by Const. Clayton on April 18, 2014

I am proud to announce that I have been offered a show on the We Roar Radio network.

This network is already popular and is progressively getting better. The owner has great ambitions and proves she has the drive to Continue →

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AP: “Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in two elections. Jon Ralston: .@rossjmiller: “This was… identity theft. The suspect Continue →
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Congratulations! A New Conspiracy Is Born

by editor@truthdig.com on April 18, 2014

By Joe Conason

No, Chelsea Clinton did not get pregnant to help her mom become president.

Related Entries April 15, Continue →
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By David Sirota

If you read one business book this year, make it “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. The journalist Continue →

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On Climate, Business as Usual

by editor@truthdig.com on April 18, 2014

By Eugene Robinson

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster Continue →

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NPR: For some voters, suggestions that some of the opposition to Obama and his policies is more than just honest disagreement — and is indeed racially based — could help do the trick. The Democrats’ use of voting rights strikes Continue →
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Via Ken Vogel, start reading at page 48 of these newly released documents. … Continue reading →
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Cairo bomb blast kills policeman

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Egyptian police officer killed in bomb attack on traffic police kiosk in Cairo's busy Lebanon Square.
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Scores of abducted girls freed in Nigeria

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Education official confirms release of 44 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in restive Borno state.
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Quote of the Day: Nazi Edition

by Rick Hasen on April 18, 2014

“Rick Hasen and his cohorts truly seem to be digital brownshirts. I will not be civil with fascists.” A “top rated” comment at PJ Media’s post on my blog and the listserv. UPDATE: A new comment threatening violence, and a Continue →
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Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

by Human Rights Watch on April 18, 2014

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Harry Reid named as bribe recipient

by fonzdrew on April 18, 2014

A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Continue →

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Harry Reid, BLM, and the truth with the Bundys

by SIERRAHPBT on April 18, 2014

Listen to this.

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South Korea arrests captain of sunken ferry

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Death toll rises as details emerge that captain was not at the helm when ferry capsized.
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Obama signs law blocking Iran’s envoy to UN

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Hamid Aboutalebi has acknowledged acting as an interpreter for the group that took part in the 1979 US Embassy takeover.
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Danny Ayalon

Two news reports from that clueless Jewish democracy in the Middle East.  Is this kind of messaging really appealing to American Jews?

Danny Ayalon

This morning, the deputy foreign minister of Israel, Danny Ayalon, tweeted out a story about a Nigerian woman’s decision Continue →

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EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton calls on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements.
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AP: “Iowa elections officials will continue to bar convicted felons from voting despite a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them lost their voting rights, a spokesman said Wednesday.” … Continue reading →
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Politico Morning Tax: LATEST IRS DRAMA, PER A NEW BATCH OF EMAILS — DOJ CONTACTED LERNER ABOUT PROSECUTING SOCIAL WELFARE GROUPS. Two days before Lois Lerner broke the IRS scandal news at a tax law conference, the Department of Justice Continue →
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Free Car Raffle for US. Senate Candidate Web Signup

by Rick Hasen on April 18, 2014

Interesting question whether this is getting too close to illegal vote buying.  I think it is probably ok because there’s no payment for turnout or voting. … Continue reading →
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Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?

by editor@truthdig.com on April 18, 2014

By Sen. Bernie Sanders

Given the reality that the Koch brothers are now the most important and powerful players in American Continue →

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Court won’t block Teva rivals

by Lyle Denniston on April 18, 2014

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., refused on Friday afternoon to delay generic drug manufacturers from offering, as early as next month, competing and lower-priced versions of a widely used drug for treating multiple sclerosis.  In a one-page ruling, Roberts said Continue →

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Ron Paul: The Nevada Range War

by Charles Goyette on April 18, 2014

Charles Goyette talks with Ron Paul on their weekly podcast about cattle rustlers, cowboys on horseback, and the Nevada showdown with the BLM. Violence has been averted… for now. But what happens next?

And a special conversation with Pat Buchanan who Continue →

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Algeria’s ailing president wins fourth term

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, amid fraud claim by chief opponent.
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Sanction Threats, Imposition and Protest

by Eric Martin of TPR on April 18, 2014

Yellow rubber duck

Editor’s note: a more detailed version of this post previously appeared on my personal blog.

If sanctions are to succeed as a tool of coercive diplomacy, they must impose real costs on the target. Yet, in most cases, they fail Continue →

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Readers of the Peace Blog may recall  two similar group sign-on letters to the president on nuclear disarmament matters, last year around the UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and earlier this year around the Mexico conference on humanitarian consequences of Continue →
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The Comcast-FCC Revolving Door

by OpenSecrets Blog on April 18, 2014

The proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner is a hotly contested issue in Congress, and angers flared again at a recent Senate hearing on the merger last week. Most of the senators seemed  ambivalent about the merger Continue →
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See here (following up on this post, which he does not link to). And with that, I think I’m done feeding the trolls for a while (here’s the last time I gave up on engaging with Adams). And now back Continue →
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The bank executive explained that his employer is only a trustee for the unidentified investors (possibly foreign investors) who actually own the aircraft (N-Number N604EP). Interestingly, the Bank of Utah acts as a trustee for a slew of planes—1,169 of Continue →

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Terrorist Responds to Harry Reid

by VR on April 18, 2014

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Editor’s Note

by Andrew Hamm on April 18, 2014

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m.

In association with Continue →

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A literary giant

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

We look at the life and legacy of the Colombian author.
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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 18, 2014

Deployment comes a day after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering at UN camp in Bor.
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