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No Habeas Relief for Chimps Hercules and Leo, Either.

Matter of Nonhuman Rights Project v Stanley

This is the latest in a series of habeas corpus petitions, uniformly unsuccessful but notable nonetheless, brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project in an effort to have various captive chimpanzees recognized as “persons.” The strategy is that granting habeas relief to chimps necessarily entails recognition of their personhood, since habeas relief is available only to “persons.” As with the others, this petition has been dismissed, but this time not without achieving the minor victory of having obtained a hearing on the merits. 791 more words


Hosanna to Old Abe

At last it is found, in the Gideon Welles diary entry of January 31, 1865:

The vote was taken today in the House on the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery, which was carried 119 to 56.

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Beautiful German of the week.

Because somebody has to admire them.


Willie D on People of Color & Police: American Law Enforcement is an Oxymoron

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“First of all, law enforcement in America is an oxymoron. That doesn’t even make sense. They are not enforcing the law. What they do is they enforce prejudice.”          – Willie D…

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Scarface Speaks: New Album, Illness and Why There Won't Be a Geto Boys Reunion Album

Your “rapper’s favorite” rapper spoke recently and explains future plans for himself and the Geto Boys.

Scarface‘s new album “Deeply Rooted” is scheduled for a September 4th release and in an interview with… 332 more words

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▶ Michael Ratner | Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled

As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions. 197 more words

Civil Liberties

whoa, The Trevi Fountain

It just occurred me me that I dropped coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome.  Does that mean that I may yet return to Rome?  I don’t see how, unless I were elected pope or I was called there on some other biz related to the G.   104 more words