Monthly Archives: September 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Mississipians Who Have Been Jailed Indefinitely without Being Indicted or Given Access to Counsel

By Elaine Magliaro Yesterday, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Mississippi, and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a class action suit “against the Scott County (Mississippi) sheriff, district attorney, and judges…” The three organizations did … Continue reading

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“The Face of Disgrace”: Charlie Pierce’s Brief Look at Three Failures of the Mainstream Media Since 2001 (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Today, Charlie Pierce has a post on his Politics Blog at Esquire titled The Face of Disgrace. The post is short—but points out the mainstream media’s failure to cover a few important events that occurred in this … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight (HBO): John Oliver Looks at the Miss America Pageant…and Its Claim about Educational Scholarships for Contestants

By Elaine Magliaro Last night, John Oliver did a segment on the Miss America Pageant. He talked about the “butt glue” contestants use to keep their bikini bottoms from riding up, the serious questions that contestants are expected to respond … Continue reading

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St. Louis Police Academy Announces “Highly Entertaining” Course on Officer Involved Shootings That Will Provide Students with Essential Strategies That Will Help Them Win with the Media

By Elaine Magliaro The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy seems to think it has come up with a good way to prevent future problems with the media when people like Michael Brown are shot to death by police … Continue reading

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News Roundup—September 21, 2014

  By Elaine Magliaro     ON THE RELIGIOUS FRONT Judge: Hobby Lobby Decision Means Polygamous Sect Member Can Refuse To Testify In Child Labor Case (ThinkProgress) Excerpt: Citing Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court’s decision last June holding … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: Jesse Winchester, A Singer and Songwriter with Roots in the American South (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro According to Mandalit Del Barco (NPR), singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester had planned to become a lawyer after he graduated from college. In 1967, however, he got his draft notice and fled to Canada. Barco said that when he … Continue reading

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“Good Lawyers” Say Obama’s Power Grab Is Not Shameless

By BOB STONE John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this afternoon regarding the administration’s plans to deal with ISIL.  When Democrat Robert Menendez asked what authority the Obama administration was relying upon for its use of military … Continue reading

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