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Texas ‘good guy with a gun’ shoots carjacking victim in head — then runs away

Texas ‘good guy with a gun’ shoots carjacking victim in head — then runs away | Law and more | Scoop.it
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Conservative KY judge says black defendant in Obama t-shirt ‘lucky to get out of here alive’

Conservative KY judge says black defendant in Obama t-shirt ‘lucky to get out of here alive’ | Law and more | Scoop.it
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Oklahoma delays two executions due to lack of drugs needed for lethal injection - ABA Journal

Oklahoma delays two executions due to lack of drugs needed for lethal injection - ABA Journal | Law and more | Scoop.it
A lack of lethal injection drugs has led to the postponement, until next month, of two scheduled Oklahoma executions. Sidestepping, at least for now, constitutional claims by two convicted murderers that they are entitled to know the source of the drugs to be used in their executions, a state appeals court ruled (PDF) Tuesday that the executions must be postponed, according to the Los Angeles Times (sub. req.). An admission by the state in a brief filed Monday that it doesn't yet have all the drugs needed to carry out the first scheduled death penalty on Thursday left the state Court of Criminal Appeals
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Records show Oklahoma officials wanted perks for helping Texas in search for scarce lethal injections | The Colorado Independent

Records show Oklahoma officials wanted perks for helping Texas in search for scarce lethal injections | The Colorado Independent | Law and more | Scoop.it
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Oklahoma Can't Find Lethal Injection Drugs

Oklahoma Can't Find Lethal Injection Drugs | Law and more | Scoop.it
Two executions in Oklahoma have been pushed back a month as the state scrambles to find a source of lethal-injection drugs. The two inmates had filed a lawsuit seeking more information about the drugs... Crime & Courts News Summaries. | Newser
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What You May Not Know About the Zimmerman Verdict: The Evolution of a Jury Instruction

What You May Not Know About the Zimmerman Verdict: The Evolution of a Jury Instruction | Law and more | Scoop.it
That may have been the moment when Zimmerman got acquitted.
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Best analysis of the Zimmerman verdict that I've seen anywhere.

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In recess appointments case, Supreme Court looks at an article of the Constitution: ‘the’

In recess appointments case, Supreme Court looks at an article of the Constitution: ‘the’ | Law and more | Scoop.it
HIGH COURT | The Supreme Court could decide as early as this month whether to get involved in what is shaping up to be a dramatic case about the separation of powers and the president’s ability to make appointments during breaks of the Senate.
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JURIST - Paper Chase: Supreme Court rules judicial interference does not necessarily void guilty plea

JURIST - Paper Chase: Supreme Court rules judicial interference does not necessarily void guilty plea | Law and more | Scoop.it
JURIST - Paper Chase: Supreme Court rules judicial interference does not necessarily void guilty plea
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JURIST - Paper Chase: Federal appeals court allows challenge to Oklahoma 'rain god' license plate

JURIST - Paper Chase: Federal appeals court allows challenge to Oklahoma 'rain god' license plate | Law and more | Scoop.it
JURIST - Paper Chase: Federal appeals court allows challenge to Oklahoma 'rain god' license plate
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CREW Sues IRS for Failing to Revise Rules Governing 501(c)(4) Groups | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

CREW Sues IRS for Failing to Revise Rules Governing 501(c)(4) Groups | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington | Law and more | Scoop.it

"Washington, D.C. — On May 21st, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the agency to initiate a rulemaking procedure to address serious conflicts between the Tax Code’s requirements for section 501(c)(4) groups and implementing IRS regulations.  Current IRS regulations grant tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the Tax Code to groups “primarily engaged” in promoting social welfare.  The tax laws, however, require such groups to be “operated exclusively” for social welfare purposes."

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Having read the complaint, there might be some merit to this.  The standing issue might be a tough one to overcome though.  The full complaint as filed in federal district court is available here

http://www.citizensforethics.org/page/-/PDFs/Legal/CREW%20v.%20IRS%20%28Rulemaking%20Petition%29/5-21-13_District_Court_Complaint_IRS.pdf?nocdn=1

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Should prosecutors be held liable for their misconduct?

Should prosecutors be held liable for their misconduct? | Law and more | Scoop.it
A new case in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenges whether DAs ought to be punished for their legal malpractice (Should prosecutors be held liable for their misconduct? - A new case in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenges wheth...
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The Right Strikes Back: A New Legal Challenge for Obamacare

The Right Strikes Back: A New Legal Challenge for Obamacare | Law and more | Scoop.it
The fight over health care reform is still going strong: A conservative group now argues that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it started in the wrong House of Congress.
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Wisconsin Republican ‘Embarrassed’ By Own Party’s Voter Suppression Tactics: ‘There Is No Massive Voter Fraud’

Wisconsin Republican ‘Embarrassed’ By Own Party’s Voter Suppression Tactics: ‘There Is No Massive Voter Fraud’ | Law and more | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, Schultz is a lame duck who doesn’t need to worry about getting reelected.
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Utah ‘goblin’ topplers avoid jail time but must pay for signs warning others of their mistake | The Raw Story

Utah ‘goblin’ topplers avoid jail time but must pay for signs warning others of their mistake | The Raw Story | Law and more | Scoop.it
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Judge accuses woman with Down syndrome of not acting like a victim in rape trial | The Raw Story

Judge accuses woman with Down syndrome of not acting like a victim in rape trial | The Raw Story | Law and more | Scoop.it
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Supreme Court: Illegal Immigrants Can Vote, No Proof Of Citizenship Required | Immigration

Supreme Court: Illegal Immigrants Can Vote, No Proof Of Citizenship Required | Immigration | Law and more | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.

 

The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona's...
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Is Barack Obama trying to 'pack' the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals?

Is Barack Obama trying to 'pack' the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals? | Law and more | Scoop.it
In the Rose Garden on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama named three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a pivotal moment in a long-simmering partisan fight over the nation’s second-most influential court.
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A Racist Republican Judge? Excuse Me While I Fan Myself

A Racist Republican Judge? Excuse Me While I Fan Myself | Law and more | Scoop.it
Who would have expected a racist judge in Texas?
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New Mexico inmate left in solitary confinement for 2 years gets $15.5M

New Mexico inmate left in solitary confinement for 2 years gets $15.5M | Law and more | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A southern New Mexico county announced it reached a $15.5 million settlement to end the legal battle over the case of a man who was held in solitary confinement for two years without a trial and was so neglected that he took out...
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Court rules Fair Sentencing Act is retroactive, thousands eligible for sentence reduction

Court rules Fair Sentencing Act is retroactive, thousands eligible for sentence reduction | Law and more | Scoop.it
Making history last week, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act is retroactive — meaning that thousands of individuals currently imprisoned under the discriminatory 100:1 crack/powder cocaine disparity may...

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