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 'Angola 3' Inmate Released After Over 40 Years In Solitary Confinement
State officials had been threatened with contempt if they did not release Wallace immediately. Read more...
In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment. Read more...
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, currently serving time for his role in one of the most famous financial scandals in recent history, caught a major break today. A federal judge reduced his sentence from 24 years down to 14. Read more...
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio racially profiled Latino drivers in his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, a federal judge declared on Friday. Read more...
The NYPD has a "stop and frisk" program that allows them to grab black persons off the street, slam them up against walls, and beat the bejesus out of them. Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, the documentary film "The House I Live In" is a must see, and is available "On Demand" beginning January 15th, and on PBS in April. Filmed in more than 20 states, from the dealer Read more...
Lawrence O'Donnell read the entire op-ed which appeared in the L.A. Times in his rewrite segment this Thursday evening: Loughner’s Judge Makes Conservative Plea For Gun Control: Larry Alan Burns, the federal district judge in San Diego who just Read more...
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Indiana can’t cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortion, contrary to a 2011 law signed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. That law was the first time a state denied Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds for general health services, including cancer screenings. Read more...
A federal judge has refused to throw out a request from James O’Keefe, who infamously and secretly filmed an ACORN worker while pretending to be a pimp. The selectively-edited video, typical of O’Keefe’s punk hackery, ultimately led to the defunding of ACORN by Congress and its subsequent bankruptcy. Read more...
Apri 12, 1973 - Struggling At Home - Struggling Abroad.
April 12, 1973 - U.S. protests PLO "Hate America" broadcasts. Fighting in Lebanon. Funeral for Four PLO guerrillas slain by Israeli Commandos. Dismantling of OEO declared illegal. Nixon consulting with Alexander Haig over worsening situation in Cambodia. Pentagon reports no more POW/MIA's likely alive in Southeast Asia. Two planes collide near San Francisco, killing 16. Read more...