How About a Day With MANY Mexicans?

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of undocumented workers in this country, I trust that every one of you believes there needs to be a productive solution in this manner. That is why this post is to ask for your participation on this immigration reform debate. ...more

in that I clicked over here from Race & Ethnicity. I didn't find it at all surprising or ...more

One of my students is missing

You may have seen news coverage of the March 25 disappearance of John Fiocco,Jr., a freshman art major at The College of New Jersey. While police say that the investigation is still a missing persons case, the discovery of Fiocco's blood in a dumpster outside of his dormitory last week has led them to focus their search on two Pennsylvania landfills where The College's refuse is hauled. A $7,000 award is being offered for information in the case: ...more

Yes, they have found John's body, and now there is a more

Breaking News: Moussaoui Found Eligible For Death Penalty

Mintues ago a jury found alleged 9/11 co-conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui eligible for the death penalty and thus the trial can move forward. I blogged on this case earlier(see law section) and that post provides some background to the issues in the case. ...more

Race and Rape at Duke University

Picking up on Liza's post below, I was just about to e-mail BlogHim Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal for his take on the recent charges of rape and racism at the university, when he sent me this clip from a local public radio show at UNC Chapel Hill. ...more

I'll weigh in on this later today on badgerbag! Thanks for covering ...more

Government Fumbles Moussaoui Case

The Moussaoui case has been in the news a lot recently, much to the chagrin of the federal government. This case has been controversial since day one. It involves the alleged 9/11 co-conspirator, Zacharias Moussaoui. The government's case hinges on a problematic legal theory- mainly, that Moussaoui is directly responsible for the 3,000 deaths on September 11th. The problematic part is that Moussaoui was actually in a federal jail on September 11th and in a death penalty case, both judges and juries are not fans of such attenuated reasoning. ...more

It's sad because I remain convinced that there are many very competant people working for the ...more

Former Justice O'Connor Warns of Dictatorship

In a speech at Georgetown University last week, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor warned that some Republican leaders' efforts to reign in the judiciary, left unchecked, could lead the US into dictatorship. ...more

Exactly professor. This particular women's decision to sound this alarm is extraordinary on its ...more

Grandparent Rights

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case Harold v. Collier, which involved a claim that challenged a Ohio law dealing with the visitation rights of grandparents. This is significant for several reasons, the first being that more and more grandparents are suing for visitation rights, particularly after a parent dies or after divorce. ...more

Two Arrested in Alabama Church Fires

Two 19-year-old college students have been arrested and a third man is being sought in the case of 10 rural Alabama churches set ablaze during the first two weeks of February, according to and other news sources. According to a CBS report, the men will be arraigned today on federal arson charges, but not civil rights violations. A press conference has been scheduled for this afternoon. ...more

"H.R. 4167 Is Bad for Our Bellies"

So writes Susan from Farmgirl Fare, who rarely mixes blogging and politics but both she and Dan the Donkey (aka Donkey Doodle Dandy) feel compelled to bray about the National Uniformity for Food Act scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. ...more

Around the BlogHer Law Blogs: Look who's bending rules in the Senate, Philippines and Plamegate

Here are just a few samplings of the rich buffet of thought-food from the Law section of the BlogHer blogroll: Laura Rozen thinks Sen. Bill Frist's threat to restructure the work of the Senate Intelligence Committee is cause for grave concern: ...more