A 19th-Century Law Dismantled The KKK. Now It Could Bring
The law targeted Klan activity, making it illegal to use force, intimidation and threats to prevent people from voting, serving on a jury or testifying in court. The law specifically makes it illegal to “go in disguise upon the public highway or upon the premises of another” and allows victims to sue perpetrators in civil court.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Two Challenges On Texas Abortion
(Just Now) The law, which effectively bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, has ricocheted around the courts since it went into effect on Sept. 1. On three other occasions, courts have allowed the restrictive ban to stay in place. One court moved to put it on hold, but that order only stood for 48 hours.
'Law And Order' GOP 'Coddles Criminals' Like Steve Bannon
(2 days ago) 'Law And Order' GOP 'Coddles Criminals' Like Steve Bannon, Accuses Scathing Editorial Voting against holding Bannon in criminal contempt was the latest in a series of examples of the GOP "siding with criminality," charged the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board.
Harvard Law Professor Explains Why Donald Trump’s Jan. 6
(9 days ago) Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe rejects former President Donald Trump’s arguments against the release of documents relating to the U.S. Capitol riot as “truly laughable.” Trump this week filed a lawsuit seeking to block or at least delay the release of records to the House
These Major New Laws Take Effect Today HuffPost Latest …
(1 days ago) A new law that could upend the gig economy ― including big players like Uber and Lyft ― has gone into effect. It requires some companies to reclassify workers who are independent contractors as employees ― and provide them with additional benefits, like a minimum wage and unemployment and disability insurance.
For Law Students: What Is Versus What Ought to Be
(5 days ago) Allow me to close as a law professor usually does. Ever since the Sophists, teachers of rhetoric -- and that is what a law professor is, an instructor in argument -- have been accused of promoting contradictory views. I regard that indictment as complimentary.
State vs. Federal Law: Who Really Holds the Trump Card
(6 days ago) There are two basic levels in the U.S legal system: federal law and state law. A federal law applies to the nation as a whole and to all 50 states whereas state laws are only in effect within that particular state. Advertisement. If a state law gives people more rights than a federal law, the state law is legally supposed to prevail.
A Legal Overview of Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law as
(8 days ago) A Legal Overview of Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law as Criminal Defenses. Typically, conviction of a criminal offense requires a finding of “mens rea” (guilty mind) in addition to the commission of a wrongful act (“actus reus”). Traffic offenses are a major exception to this requirement in that one may be found guilty of speeding
10 Strangest Sex Laws in the USA HuffPost null
(5 days ago) If you're contemplating sex with a rodeo clown in Massachusetts, watch out: The long arm of the law may be coming for you. Mustachioed men, it's probably best if you just avoid Indiana altogether. And ladies, you don't have to put up with your lover's bad breath anymore -- in Minnesota, you are legally protected from the smell of garlic and onions.
Law and Civic Education HuffPost Latest News
(4 days ago) Law and Civic Education. We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it. This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform.
DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Block Texas Abortion Law
(4 days ago) The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted just 48 hours, and bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.
Senate Confirms Longtime Voting Rights Attorney To Federal
(7 days ago) 2 hours ago · Pérez is currently the director of the voting rights and election program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. She’s been counsel for the center for 15 years, and previously served as a fellow at the law firm Relman Colfax, PLLC, where she worked on fair housing, fair lending, disability and employment
Only Four Percent Of Bills Become Law HuffPost Latest News
(5 days ago) 2) Actions Bills go through dozens of actions before they become law. If the only actions you see for a bill are referrals to committees, for example on H.R. 45, it s a sign that it s probably not going anywhere.But if you see any other kinds of actions, like forwarded by subcommittee to full committee by voice vote, hearings scheduled, or committee consideration and mark-up session held, …
Oklahoma Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks 3 Abortion
(9 days ago) The court’s 5-3 ruling temporarily blocks a law that would have allowed only board-certified OB/GYNs to perform the procedure ― a move that reproductive rights advocates said would cut the state’s number of providers in half. The other two laws would make it more difficult for patients to obtain a medication abortion, using what’s known
Why Advancing the Rule of Law Is Good for Business and
(7 days ago) This is because the rule of law provides a legal foundation for conducting business in a reliable and predictable manner. It promotes economic investment by increasing the protection of property rights and contracts. It allows for the timely and predictable resolution of disputes, lowers levels of corruption and bribery, and ensures the legal
DOJ Asking Supreme Court To Halt Texas Abortion Law
(9 days ago) Since the law took effect Sept. 1, Texas women have sought out abortion clinics in neighboring states, some driving hours through the middle of the night and including patients as young as 12 years old. The law makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens
(6 days ago) Law students can become distrustful and isolated; they can lose their non-law student friends because they study all the time. This lack of human connection is an important source of mental distress. Research confirms that the intense focus on grades, and other external factors,
Should Companies Obey the Law If Breaking It Is More
(Just Now) The strongest argument for the view that corporations do not have a moral obligation to follow the law is the argument that, because of the nature of corporations, they cannot have moral obligations, period. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich forcefully sets out a version of this argument in his 2007 book, Supercapitalism, where he asserts that companies are "neither moral nor …
Is Being a Lawyer as Awesome as It Looks on Suits
(6 days ago) Another reasonably realistic, and potentially awesome for Machiavellian types, aspect of BigLaw is the internal politics of large law firms. Firm politics, with respect to firm management (the battle for control between Jessica Pearson and Daniel Hardeman) and also partner compensation (not really addressed in the show), is a reality.