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“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis on ‘I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee’

Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of...

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How High Bail Costs Contribute to Systemic Poverty

Last month, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Pretrial Integrity and Safety...

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How to Lose Every Argumen...

How to Lose Every Argument

Usually, I’m hesitant to lay ultimatums down saying that one tactic or another will never, ever work....

Texas officially kicking Planned Pare...

After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program....

Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid
posted on: Dec 25, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Boston Could Become ‘Cannabis Capital...

When marijuana shops arrive in Massachusetts—at the start of 2018, barring any delays from the Legislature—they’ll...

Boston Could Become ‘Cannabis Capital of the World,’ Say Industry Analysts
posted on: Dec 24, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Officials warn of medical cannabis sc...

Maryland patients are several months away from being able to legally obtain medical cannabis to treat chronic...

Officials warn of medical cannabis scammers
posted on: Dec 24, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Lawyers in Trump University Lawsuit D...

The small San Diego plaintiffs’ firm behind the Trump University lawsuit wasn’t expecting to end up enmeshed in...

Lawyers in Trump University Lawsuit Decide to Not Take Fees So Plaintiffs Can Recover More of Their Money
posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo
Town’s entire police force quits, partly blames city council’s alleged ‘immoral’ requests

Town’s entire police force quits, partl...

posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The entire police force in a small Indiana town has quit to protest the town council’s funding decisions and its alleged requests that the officers...

THOUSANDS of U.S. areas afflicted with lead poisoning just like Flint and even worse

THOUSANDS of U.S. areas afflicted with lead p...

posted on: Dec 21, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer | ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and...

Prosecutor asks Judge to Limit Standing Rock Protesters’ Defense Issues as First Trial Starts

Prosecutor asks Judge to Limit Standing Rock ...

posted on: Dec 19, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The first pipeline protesters will go on trial Monday and the prosecutor is asking that they keep issues of tribal sovereignty, the concerns about...

U.S. SENATORS SEEK TO PROTECT BANKING FOR POT BUSINESS VENDORS

U.S. SENATORS SEEK TO PROTECT BANKING FOR POT...

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. government should keep banks from cutting off the accounts of vendors who work with state-sanctioned marijuana businesses, 10 U.S. senators...

Law Professors Send Letter to Trump about Following the Constitution

Law Professors Send Letter to Trump about Fol...

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

More than 40 law professors sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday, voicing “great concern” with his commitment to the nation’s...

Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

posted on: Dec 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Attorneys representing a former Walmart employee and a Walmart executive announced on Friday that the company has agreed to settle a lawsuit...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Already Working’ With Trump to Kill the Fiduciary Rule

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Already Worki...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is “already working” with Trump administration transition officials to “undo” the U.S. Labor Department’s...

NYC TO PAY OVER $600,000 FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE, UNLAWFUL ARREST, & FALSE STATEMENTS BY NYPD

NYC TO PAY OVER $600,000 FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE,...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

NYC will pay $609,000 (in taxpayer money) to settle a case of excessive force, unlawful arrest, and false statements by the NYPD, the plaintiffs and...

Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into law

Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into ...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Friday to fund the government through April and President Barack Obama promptly signed it into law, after...

No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marriage, Period

No More “Same-Sex Marriage” Marriage Is Marri...

posted on: Dec 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584; (2015), that the U.S. Constitution requires all states to...

Corporate Welfare and Corruption Needs to End Now

Corporate Welfare and Corruption Needs to End...

posted on: Dec 9, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President-elect Donald Trump says that he will cut wasteful spending and “drain the swamp” in Washington. The first thing he should target is...

POW or Criminal? Appeals Court to Hear Russian Soldier’s Case

POW or Criminal? Appeals Court to Hear Russia...

posted on: Dec 9, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A fight over whether the U.S. government properly prosecuted a former Russian military tank commander convicted of leading a Taliban attack on...

Who’s to Blame for Poisoning of Flint’s water?

Who’s to Blame for Poisoning of Flint&#...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For LeeAnne Walters, the first sign of trouble came in the summer of 2014, when her 4-year-old son Gavin developed rashes after coming into contact...

Sex, Drugs and the DEA, continued: ‘Potential criminal charges’ cited

Sex, Drugs and the DEA, continued: ‘Potential...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the use of confidential informants by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta...

House Ways and Means Releases the 2016 “Green Book”. Something We All Should Pay Attention To.

House Ways and Means Releases the 2016 “...

posted on: Dec 7, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced the release of the 2016 version of the Ways and Means...

California KKK leader arrested in North Carolina stabbing before pro-Trump Klan parade

California KKK leader arrested in North Carol...

posted on: Dec 6, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The California Ku Klux Klan leader who led a “white lives matter” rally that erupted in violence in Anaheim this year was arrested last week in...

U.S. COURT PUTS OBAMACARE CASE ON HOLD UNTIL TRUMP TAKES OFFICE

U.S. COURT PUTS OBAMACARE CASE ON HOLD UNTIL ...

posted on: Dec 6, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Monday brought to an end President Barack Obama’s bid to overturn a ruling that threatens to gut...

Surge in online sex trade of children challenges anti-slavery campaigners

Surge in online sex trade of children challen...

posted on: Dec 5, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Technology has fuelled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the internet as “easy...

BREAKING NEWS:  US Army Corps of Engineers denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

BREAKING NEWS: US Army Corps of Engineers den...

posted on: Dec 4, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock...

VETERAN DIES WITH MAGGOTS CRAWLING IN WOUND, FOUR EMPLOYEES AT VA FACILITY IMMEDIATELY RESIGN

VETERAN DIES WITH MAGGOTS CRAWLING IN WOUND, ...

posted on: Dec 4, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Four employees at the Talihina Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs center have resigned after a patient was found with maggots in his wound...

U.S. Journalists and Professors Appearing on RT America Get Blacklisted

U.S. Journalists and Professors Appearing on ...

posted on: Dec 3, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Some independent journalists and university professors in the United States who have appeared on RT television to criticize either runaway...

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is Now Advising Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton’s “Corrupt Establishment” Is ...

posted on: Dec 3, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“THE ESTABLISHMENT,” Donald Trump famously said during his closing argument for the presidency, “has trillions of dollars at stake in this...

Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Makers

Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsui...

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The Connecticut Supreme Court is bypassing a lower court to hear an appeal from several families whose loved ones were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook...

Trump Is Legally Correct: Ethics Rules Do Not Apply To Him

Trump Is Legally Correct: Ethics Rules Do Not...

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Written by Law Professor Jonathan Turley Donald Trump is under fire for saying that he is not legally bound to avoid conflicts of interest because...

Muslim Lawyers Plan Strategy for a Trump Era

Muslim Lawyers Plan Strategy for a Trump Era

posted on: Dec 2, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The agenda for the meeting of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association on Nov. 29 is not what the group had originally planned. It all changed after...

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Scope of Job Protections for Gay Employees

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Scope of Job Protec...

posted on: Dec 1, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday argued in support of a gay woman who claims a South Bend, Indiana community college...

Judge Posner Slams ‘Stupid’ Decisions by Chief Justice Roberts, ‘Silly’ Stances by Scalia

Judge Posner Slams ‘Stupid’ Decis...

posted on: Nov 30, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For months, rumors have circulated about Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit unloading on Chief Justice John...

Lawyers Hear Message of Hate: ‘Go Back to Your Country’

Lawyers Hear Message of Hate: ‘Go Back ...

posted on: Nov 29, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Civil libertarians have sounded alarms over Donald Trump’s calls for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and restrictions on Muslims...

Texas Court, After Trump Win, Is Asked to Put Immigration Case on Hold

Texas Court, After Trump Win, Is Asked to Put...

posted on: Nov 27, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The first major litigation effect of the election of Donald Trump took place in a Texas federal district court Friday when the lawyers in the case...

2.2 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Settlement in Missouri ‘Negligent Entrustment of Gun’ Case against Pawn Shop

2.2 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Settlement ...

posted on: Nov 26, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A Missouri gun dealer has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a wrongful-death suit brought by the mother of a mentally ill woman who purchased a...

WELLS FARGO ASKS U.S. COURT TO DISMISS ACCOUNT SCANDAL LAWSUIT

WELLS FARGO ASKS U.S. COURT TO DISMISS ACCOUN...

posted on: Nov 25, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Wells Fargo & Co has asked a U.S. court to order dozens of customers who are suing the bank over the opening of unauthorized accounts to resolve...

‘Loving,’ tells a Legal Love Story for the Whole Family

‘Loving,’ tells a Legal Love Stor...

posted on: Nov 23, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Just in time for the holidays, the movie “Loving” is spreading throughout the nation’s movie theaters. For lawyers and soon-to-be...

Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on &...

posted on: Nov 22, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Donald Trump’s foundation has acknowledged violating a prohibition against using charitable funds to benefit the leaders of the organization...

Texas Judge issues Nationwide Injunction Against Obama’s Overtime Rule

Texas Judge issues Nationwide Injunction Agai...

posted on: Nov 22, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A Texas federal judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the Obama administration’s proposed regulatory revisions that would have doubled...

Obama’s Hundreds of Executive Orders, Under Trump Microscope

Obama’s Hundreds of Executive Orders, U...

posted on: Nov 21, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Eight years ago, a newly elected President Barack Obama and his team sifted through the 291 executive orders that were issued during President...

Trump Presidency Could Reshape Policies for Children and Youth

Trump Presidency Could Reshape Policies for C...

posted on: Nov 20, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Donald Trump’s presidential victory could significantly reshape policies for youth and families during the next four years. During the campaign,...

Hillary Clinton’s Legal Woes Press On Post-Election

Hillary Clinton’s Legal Woes Press On P...

posted on: Nov 20, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race, but as she stares down civil litigation and president-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to appoint a special...

Snowden’s Advice: Look to Yourself and Stop Obsessing over Presidents

Snowden’s Advice: Look to Yourself and ...

posted on: Nov 19, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Whistleblower  and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn’t stop him from popping up and chiming in on the...

Trump to Settle Trump University Lawsuits after Vowing to Never Settle

Trump to Settle Trump University Lawsuits aft...

posted on: Nov 18, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

ALBANY — In a complete turnaround from his previous position, President-elect Donald Trump is nearing a settlement of the fraud cases brought in New...

Trump Sets Lobbying Restrictions as K Street Feels the Chill

Trump Sets Lobbying Restrictions as K Street ...

posted on: Nov 17, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Trump’s new lobbying restrictions sent a shockwave through Washington’s vast network of professional influencers. While Trump first...

This is Your Medical System on Government

This is Your Medical System on Government

posted on: Nov 16, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

In the floods of commentary following the election, a gigantic factor is being underreported. Obamacare blew up in the weeks before the vote. It’s...

Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Stop Dakota Pipeline Installation, Pipe Builder Goes to Federal Court in Response

Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Stop Dakota...

posted on: Nov 16, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The Army Corps of Engineers dealt a blow to the progress of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday, saying in a letter that more...

Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez Charged with Manslaughter in Philando Castile’s Death

Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez Charg...

posted on: Nov 16, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Minnesota prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against the police officer who fatally shot driver Philando Castile — the bloody aftermath of which...

DC Court to Consider Limits on Inauguration Protests

DC Court to Consider Limits on Inauguration P...

posted on: Nov 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On Jan. 20, 2017, a newly sworn-in President Donald Trump will parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. A federal appeals court will hear a case next week...

200 protests planned against Dakota Access Pipeline

200 protests planned against Dakota Access Pi...

posted on: Nov 15, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Demonstrators across the US are planning to hold more than 200 rallies against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. The ‘Day of Action’ is...

‘$100K Minimum Wage’ For 220,000 Highly-Compensated California Public Employees Costs Taxpayers $35B

‘$100K Minimum Wage’ For 220,000 ...

posted on: Nov 13, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

  In many states, public service has little to do with serving the public and everything to do with using the public’s money to serve...

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