The Courts

Cosby Lawyers Launch Legal Attack On Alleged Victim

Cosby Lawyers Launch Legal Attack On Alleged Victim

The scandal surrounding abuse allegations against embattled entertainer Bill Cosby hit an all-time high after The Associated Press and The New York Times published excerpts from a 2005-06 deposition after a judge released portions of them earlier this month. Cosby had testified under oath in the depositions as part of an abuse lawsuit filed by […]

9th Circuit Court Judge Asks Arizona If The State Is Racist

9th Circuit Court Judge Asks Arizona If The State Is Racist

A federal judge asked lawyers representing the state of Arizona whether the state’s motivation in refusing to give driver’s licenses and ID cards to young undocumented immigrants was due to racism. In 2012 the Obama administration initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an  immigration policy allowing certain undocumented immigrants (DREAMers) who entered the country […]

Dick Cheney Should, And Will, Be Prosecuted As War Criminal: Retired International Court Judge

Dick Cheney Should, And Will, Be Prosecuted As War Criminal: Retired International Court Judge

Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice at the Hague for ten years until his retirement in 2010, is considered by many the world’s most distinguished living specialist in international human rights law. The son of German-Jewish and Polish Jewish parents, Buergenthal was born in the former Republic of […]

Court Rules Profanity Is Protected By The First Amendment

Court Rules Profanity Is Protected By The First Amendment

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that cursing and using abusive language against police is protected under the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. The case in question was about a then 17-year-old boy who was convicted of obstruction for hurling insults and obscenities at officers who had been summoned to the home […]

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