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Republican Convention Faces Protest and Internal Dissent

September 1, 2012

By Brendan Conley, staff writer – September 1, 2012 Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States this week in Tampa, Florida, amid protest and criticism, as well as dissent within his own party. In the Streets Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets throughout the week to decry the…

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Congress Takes a Break Leaving Critical Legislation on Hold for September

August 15, 2012

Lawmakers began a five-week recess at the beginning of August, scheduling only 13 more working days before the Nov. 6 election. The long break is hardly a reward for a string of significant accomplishments. When they return on Sept. 10, members of Congress will face a backlog of unfinished business. By the beginning of the…

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Glocks V. Docs: Second Amendment Issues In The Crosshairs

August 8, 2012

By Barbara Atkinson, staff writer – August 8, 2012 There are few topics more evergreen in the U.S. political arena and consistently in the forefront of the news than a group protesting that either their First Amendment or Second Amendment rights are being curtailed. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the two…

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Restrictions on Voting Rights for Felons Remain a Barrier to Universal Suffrage

July 27, 2012

By Brendan Conley, staff writer – July 27, 2012 Women in the United States won the right to vote in 1920, with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. African Americans in Southern states gained effective ballot access in 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act. However, there is one class of competent adult…

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Gay Marriage Shaping Up To Be Supreme Court Blockbuster of Coming Term

July 17, 2012

By Kristen Friend, staff writer – July 17, 2012. As the Supreme Court wrapped up its high-profile 2011-2012 term, the pundits and politicians dominating the 24-hour news cycle could speak of little else but the political ramifications of its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. However, just weeks after the high-profile ruling, lines are…

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Tech Savvy Lawyers Better Poised to Experience Growth

July 12, 2012

By Chris Wilkerson, staff writer – July 12, 2012 More people are shopping for a greater variety of services online than ever and finding a lawyer is no different. Potential clients who need legal representation are likely to go to their computer, laptop and increasingly their smartphone or tablet to shop for a firm. In…

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Slowly Dying Technology Goes for Gold With Patent Infringement Lawsuits

July 3, 2012

By Kerrie Spencer, staff writer – July 3, 2012 The International Trade Commission’s Chief Administrative Law Judge E. Charles Bullock has ruled that the two patents at the root of Overland Storage’s seven patent infringement lawsuits are valid. (1)(2) The whole thing got started with one lawsuit, which mushroomed into something much bigger. Overland Storage,…

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Florida’s Voter Purge is Part of a Long History

June 28, 2012

By Brendan Conley, staff writer – June 28, 2012 Governor Rick Scott of Florida is conducting a controversial “purge” of the ranks of voters, less than five months before the Presidential election. Scott says the move is necessary to eliminate voter fraud, but critics say the purge unfairly targets minority voters and is intended to…

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Former NFL Players File Lawsuit Against League Over Concussion Risks

June 19, 2012

By Tony Cooper, staff writer – June 19, 2012 The National Football League is the king of all professional sports – nothing else is even close. This multi-billion dollar mega-industry captivates its frenzied followers 12 months a year, even as NFL stadiums sit empty during the off-season. The league’s draft of collegiate players has graduated…

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Appeals

June 13, 2012

By Kristen Friend, staff writer – June 13, 2012. The Supreme Court denied review of seven petitions brought by Guantánamo Bay prisoners challenging their indefinite detention at the U.S. military facility in Cuba. The Court’s refusal to consider the cases came just before the fourth anniversary of the landmark case that granted detainees the right…

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