Tulalip Fishermen To Appear In Skagit Court Monday

By Hazen Graham Shopbell, Last Real Indians. -

I am a Tulalip Tribal member, Treaty fishermen, and elected member of the Tulalip Board of Directors. My Indian name from my father’s side is Wanbdi Wan Wanna Kinyan, which in English means [...]

Journalist Targeted For Reporting On Police Working For A Pipeline Company

By Karen Savage, DeSmog. -

"For the first time in nearly three years, I woke up a few months ago without felony charges hanging over my head. I’m an investigative journalist and I’d been arrested twice in 2018, both times [...]

ALEC Leaders Boast About Anti-Abortion, Anti-Trans Bills

By Alex Kotch, Exposed By CMD. -

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pay-to-play network of conservative state lawmakers and business lobbyists that writes model legislation, claims that it no longer works on [...]

Most States Have Cut Back Public Health Powers Amid Pandemic

By Lauren Weber And Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Associated Press. -

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the [...]

Judge Blocks Sale Of Historic African Cemetery

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-adebayo, Black Agenda Report. -

A Montgomery County Circuit Court ruled Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, that Montgomery County may not sell the land that includes the historic Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland. Judge [...]

California Attempts To Rein In Exploitation Of Truck Drivers

By Larry Buhl, Capital and Main. -

Like many truck drivers delivering goods from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to big retailers throughout Southern California, Juan Carlos Giraldo has a contract job, and it looks decent [...]

Mexico Court Says Criminalising Abortion Unconstitutional

By Aljazeera. -

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women’s health and reproductive rights that comes amid a “green wave” of abortion [...]

A Rare And Vital Win For The Future Of Our Planet

By Good Law Project. -

We’ve won. Government has today announced its new policy for the future of energy production in the UK following our legal challenge last year. We are pleased to say that the proposed new policy [...]

Shadow Docket Supreme Court Decisions Could Affect Millions

By Gary Fields, Associated Press. -

Traditionally, the process of getting an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes months and those rulings are often narrowly tailored. Emergency orders, especially during the court’s summer [...]

Ag-Gag Law Suppressing Whistleblowers Is Defeated

By Kevin Gosztola,  The Dissenter. -

Laws intended to suppress journalism, whistleblowing, and speech on the food and agriculture industry continue to experience defeats in the United States court system. Known as “ag-gag” laws, [...]

North Carolina: More Felony Offenders Can Now Vote

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press. -

Raleigh, NC — Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don’t include prison time can register to vote and cast ballots, a judicial panel [...]

How Laws Keep Indigenous People From Protecting Sacred Spaces

By Debra Utacia Krol, USA Today. -

Phoenix – Tourists speeding toward Grand Canyon National Park rarely notice the rocky protuberance that juts above the flat expanse of Arizona's Coconino Plateau. But to the Havasu 'Baaja, [...]

Court Rules California Gig Worker Initiative Is Unconstitutional

By Jeong Park, The Sacramento Bee. -

A California judge on Friday ruled that a 2020 ballot measure exempting rideshare and food delivery drivers from a state labor law is unconstitutional because it infringes on the Legislature’s [...]

In Florida, Protesting Can Cost You Your Right To Vote

By Sierra Lyons, Scalawag Magazine. -

Delilah Pierre first got involved with the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) in 2019, during a campaign to stop the capital city from building a new police headquarters in the same [...]

It’s Not Enough To Restore Eviction Protections

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

With a new wave of COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing in the US, this victory, while for the moment averting disaster for millions of poor Americans, is ephemeral at best. If we are to truly [...]