Marjorie Cohn covers the Supreme Court decision to let the state’s anti-BDS law stand — and ignore legal precedent protecting the right to boycott under the First Amendment.
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Biden DOJ Backing Norfolk Southern in High Court Case
If the ruling favors the railroad giant, Norfolk Southern could find it easier to block pending and future lawsuits, including those from the major derailment earlier this month in East Palestine, Ohio.
Ellsberg: Losing 1st Amendment Reverses War of Independence
Daniel Ellsberg says using the Espionage Act against journalist Julian Assange in blatant violation of the First Amendment means the First Amendment is essentially gone.
US Supreme Court About to Eviscerate the Right to Strike
Marjorie Cohn goes over a case involving a 2017 Teamsters strike against a concrete company in Seattle that is now before the High Court’s pro-corporate super majority.
Mumia Abu-Jamal Has Chance at New Trial
It took 37 years for the prosecution to turn over exculpatory evidence in a case emblematic of racism in the legal system, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Caitlin Johnstone: Normalizing Police Robot Murder
It makes sense that the U.S., where the police force is more heavily funded than almost any other nation’s entire military, is leading this charge.
Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too
Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution, reports Joe Lauria.
Prayer & Political Peddling at US High Court
Based on recent exposés about lobbying efforts by the Christian right, Marjorie Cohn says Congress should pass a code of judicial ethics for the Supreme Court.
Media Serve the Governors, Not the Governed
Since 2006 WikiLeaks has been censuring governments with governments’ own words. It has been doing the job the U.S. constitution intended the press to do, says Joe Lauria.
The Double Standard on US Campaign Contributions
Sam Pizzigati offers a reminder of how the Supreme Court aided the plutocracy in 2010 with its Citizens United decision.