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"McCutcheon" is a horrible ruling

At least the U.S. Supreme Court is consistent.

In 2010, its Citizens United ruling found that the First Amendment prohibited the federal government from from restricting independent expenditures from associations, corporations, and labor unions. 904 more words

Current Events

Black New York City Firefighters Announce $98 Million Settlement of Discrimination Lawsuit

A Black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

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Gulag Americana

I can’t imagine anything worse than being held against my will. I suppose short term incarceration works as a deterrent for some crimes, that it may be a powerful incentive to walk the straight and narrow once one is released. 685 more words

Politics

March 10-24: Bureau of Prisons to Reopen Comment Period on Communication Management Units

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has reopened the public comment period for the Communication Management Units (CMU). You may remember that the original comment period of 2010 netted 700+ letters and emails against the restrictions outlined in the proposal. 1,566 more words

Daniel Mcgowan

A Shell-shocked land: Shell in the Niger Delta

Did you ever read The Other Hand (Little Bee) by Chris Cleave? In the first chapter, a young girl is being chased by militia after their brutal attacks on her village – a scene that could be taken directly out of Shell and Nigerian militaries´ blood-shed history in the Niger delta. 469 more words