Hooded sweatshirts continue to elicit strong reactions.  A new proposal would fine people for wearing them in public.

Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

January 4, 2015 - Comments Off

  Oklahoma state senator Don Barrington will soon introduce a bill to criminalize the wearing of hooded sweatshirts.  Aside from a sweatshirt, any disguising clothing, such as a robe or a mask, would also be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $500 fine. Exceptions will include clothing for religious occasions, Halloween, and weather-permitting circumstances.  Proponents of the bill argue that it […]

What does it take to get beyond the Supreme Court steps?

Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

December 30, 2014 - Comments Off

This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and exclusivity of the Supreme [...]

A lawsuit claims that Harvard admissions policies discriminate against Asian-Americans.

Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy

November 26, 2014 - Comments Off

Last week, a legal defense group of Project on Fair Representation filed a complaint in federal [...]

After being convicted of attempted murder in February, Dunn was convicted this week of first-degree murder for firing into an SUV of unarmed teens.

Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison

October 4, 2014 - 1 Comment

On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of an [...]

Last week, Judge Richard Posner's opinion made clear why he is the most important Judge who does not sit on the Supreme Court.

America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?

September 7, 2014 - 1 Comment

While only nine justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Appeals Court Judge Richard A. Posner has [...]

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