"Don’t Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit": The Way We All Become Equal On Election Day Is That We Cast That Ballot

Our country’s oldest and longest struggle has been to enlarge democracy by making it possible for more and more people to be treated equally at the polls.  960 more words


Three U.S. Supreme Court justices to appear at Yale Saturday

United States Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. , and Sonia Sotomayor will appear at Yale this weekend.

As part of its reunion weekend, Yale Law School will award  the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit Saturday to Thomas, Alito and Sotomayor.  55 more words


US Supreme Court to Weigh in on Gun Rights for Felons

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Henderson v. United States. The Court will decide the issue of whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. 242 more words

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"Dark Money And Our Looming Oligarchy": At Some Point Soon, Untraceable 'Dark Money' Will Likely Overtake The System

There is something obscene in looking at the raw numbers, is there not? More than $500 million being spent on House races, and north of $300 million on Senate contests. 1,022 more words


The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Two Immigration Cases. Their Decision May Impact Your Immigration Options!

As immigration lawyers, we love hearing of news that has potential to greatly help change the lives of many of our immigrant clients through justice and by providing additional immigration options to those who feel helpless. 399 more words


Jonesing for Justice

Recently I was asked to write up a draft of a speech about poverty and inequality. I don’t know what its final incarnation will look like but I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 992 more words

In the Supreme Court of the United States 10-1470

In this action, the respondent custodial mother (Erica Ewing) in a divorced family reverted to her maiden name and obtained a name-change order for the three minor children from a trial court in an ex parte proceeding by submitting a false affidavit with respect to the father’s support for and involvement in the children’s lives. 111 more words