U.S. Using ‘Lawfare’ To Silence The Truth

By Philip Giraldi, Americanfreepress.net -

The United States prides itself on its rule of law, a legacy from British colonial times, but there is increasing evidence that equal justice under law has been replaced by something that is [...]

Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout.org -

On the eve of the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [...]

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 [...]