What If Governments Obeyed Laws?

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

The United States has an ancient Constitution. It doesn’t ban slavery as punishment. It doesn’t ban bribery as campaign funding. It doesn’t protect the natural world. It doesn’t guarantee basic [...]

How Solar Panels On A Church Rooftop Broke The Law In N.C.

By Dan Gearino, Insideclimatenews.org -

A North Carolina environmental group that tried to challenge the state's utility monopoly by installing solar panels on the roof of a predominantly African-American church and selling the church [...]

Lawyers Who Fight Corporate Predators For The People

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

I first heard about William M. Shernoff in the mid-nineteen seventies when he was pioneering a field of law known as insurance bad faith litigation. That ‘bad faith’ occurs is when insurance [...]

Mussolini Era Law Used By Italy Against Pipeline Protesters

By Jon Stone, independent.co.uk -

Italian authorities are using a Mussolini-era law to put an entire town under lockdown while they force through a gas pipeline against the wishes of the local community, activists have said. A [...]

When Race Tips The Scales In Plea Bargaining

By Jenn Rolnick Borchetta And Alice Fontier, www.themarshallproject.org -

By Jenn Rolnick Borchetta And Alice Fontier for The Marshall Project - TWO OFFICERS ESCORTED a young black man into the courtroom, bringing him in handcuffs from a holding cell in the back called [...]

The Pros And Cons Of A ConCon?

By Peter Rugh, www.indypendent.org -

By Peter Rugh for The Indypendent - On Nov. 7 voters in New York State will have an opportunity to gamble. Every two decades the option to call a statewide constitutional convention, or ConCon, [...]

The Corruption Of The Law

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - ISLE AU HAUT, Maine—I drink coffee in the morning on a round, ornate oak table that once belonged to Harlan Fiske Stone, a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1925 to [...]

An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum With The Help Of His Undocumented Lawyer

By Rebecca Klein, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Rebecca Klein for The Huffington Post - NEW YORK ― When attorney Cesar Vargas first met his teenage client Ivan Ruiz, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant from Honduras, he noticed Ruiz [...]

Incredible Quinceañera Protest At Texas Capitol Against Vile Anti-Immigrant Law

By Rafi Schwartz, www.fusion.kinja.com -

By Rafi Schwartz for Fusion - On Wednesday, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American [...]

Maine’s Food Sovereignty Law Touted As Nationwide First

By Julia Bayly, www.sunjournal.com -

By Julia Bayly for Bangor Daily News - With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Paul LePage last week enacted landmark legislation putting Maine in the forefront of the food sovereignty movement. LePage [...]

The Grizzled, Stubborn Lawyers Protecting The Environment From Trump

By Nick Stockton, www.wired.com -

By Nick Stockton for Wired - ON HIS FOURTH full day in office, President Trump signed an executive order that was supposed to settle this whole Dakota Access Pipeline thing—no more delays due to [...]

World’s First River Given Legal Status As A Person

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - As the Trump administration works to dismantle environmental regulations protecting American waterways, New Zealand has recognized the Whanganui River as a legal [...]

‘Reinventing Law For The Commons’

By Theodora Kotsaka, www.transform-network.net -

By Theodora Kotsaka for Transform Europe - Nicos Poulantzas Institute is working on Commons during the last four years, focusing on areas as water and its management as a common good, digital [...]

The People’s Lawyer Lynne Stewart Dies At 77: A Tribute

By Gloria La Riva, www.liberationnews.org -

By Gloria La Riva for the Central Committee of the PSL - Lynne Stewart, a revolutionary and people’s lawyer who fought for political defendants often persecuted by the system, and who herself was [...]

Nationwide Protests Continue, Now Targeting Lawmakers

By Dave Johnson, www.ourfuture.org -

By Dave Johnson for Our Future - The offices of other House Republicans who represent districts in southern California, like Mimi Walters of Irvine, Darrell Issa of Vista, Dana Rohrabacher of [...]