Government Gave Big Oil The Power to Prosecute Its Biggest Critic

By Walker Bragman and David Sirota, The American Prospect. -

In recent years, the American government has given the fossil fuel industry hundreds of billions of dollars of subsidies and opened up wide swaths of public land for drilling. Now, as the climate [...]

One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them

By Justin George and Eli Hager, The Marshall Project. -

Kim Gardner has dropped more than 100 cases that relied on statements from the 29 officers who got on the list for alleged lying, abuse or corruption. And she won’t accept new cases or [...]

Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped

By The Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 [...]

Major Public Defense Nonprofit In New York Is Unionizing

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

One of the nation’s most respected public defender nonprofits is unionizing, the latest in a surge of union drives at prominent nonprofits across the country. The Bronx Defenders, a large [...]

Court Strikes Down 440 Oil And Gas Leases Across The West

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill. -

A federal court in Montana invalidated 440 oil and gas leases sold across the West, ruling Friday the Trump administration did not properly follow a plan to protect sage grouse habitat.  U.S. [...]

Update On Kings Bay Plowshare 7 Sentencing

By Kings Bay Plowshare 7. -

On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal Court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven defendants, according to the Kings Bay Plowshares' attorney, [...]

FCC Ordered To Disclose Data About Net Neutrality Commenters

By Wendy Davis, MediaPost.com. -

Siding with The New York Times, a federal judge has ordered that the Federal Communications Commission must disclose information about users who submitted comments during the 2017 net neutrality [...]

Plowshares 7 Need Your Help As They Face Sentencing

By Nick Mottern, Popular Resistance -

URGENT: PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO THESE JUDGES NOW. As the coronavirus kills and terrifies prisoners around the world, the Kings Bay 7 anti-nuclear protesters and two drone war whistleblowers – [...]

Small Businesses Furious At Paycheck Protection Program Structure

By Main Street Alliance. -

With allegations that major banks shuffled Paycheck Protection Program applications to prioritize larger loan amounts and bigger businesses, Main Street businesses are furious. This possibility [...]

Attorney General Barr Refuses To Release 9/11 Documents

By Tim Golden and Sebastian Rotella, Pro Publica. -

The White House press office did not immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment on the families’ characterizations of the meeting. One day after that encounter, Justice Department [...]

Flint Prosecutors Say Investigation On Track Despite Earlier Statute Of Limitations Warning

By Andrew Roth, Flintbeat.com. -

Flint, MI – Leaders of the Flint water crisis prosecution team said in a statement Friday that their investigation remains on track despite an earlier warning about a looming statute of [...]

Federal Court Invalidates Key Permit For Keystone XL

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

Great Falls, MT — A federal judge today ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the law when it approved Nationwide Permit 12, a water-crossing permit critical for TC Energy’s [...]

Monsanto To Pay $39 M In Roundup False Ad Class Settlement

By Sustainable Pulse. -

Monsanto has settled claims in a proposed class action alleging that it falsely advertised that the active ingredient in Roundup Weed & Grass Killer only affects plants with a $39.5 million deal [...]

US Judges Stop States From Curbing Abortions During Coronavirus Crisis

By Andrew Chung, Reuters. -

Federal judges on Monday blocked officials in Texas, Ohio and Alabama from banning most abortions in those states as part of their orders to postpone surgeries and other procedures deemed not [...]

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails As Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

By Staff, Earthjustice.org -

Washington, D.C. —A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The Court found the U.S. [...]