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President Obama’s vast social media archive goes live with 250,000 posts, photos and videos

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The White House, in partnership with ArchiveSocial, announced on Thursday that an archive of eight years of Obama social postings have been made available online. The database contains more than 250,000 posts, photos and videos shared by more than 100 official Obama White House social media profiles including the president’s @POTUS Twitter timeline, the official White House… Continue reading

Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Obama’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The president officially named Garland as a Supreme Court nominee Wednesday as they stood before the media and a large gathering of attendees in the Rose Garden at the… Continue reading

SCOTUS blog: Supreme Court vacancy on Scalia’s Death

Published on: Author: Teresa L

SCOTUS blog has a special section to news relating to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday, and President Obama’s possible Supreme Court nominees. Read the blog posts here.

Law in the News: Clinton e-mail flap reveals common practice

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Reports this week that Hillary Rodham Clinton relied on her personal account entirely, and did not even have a government e-mail address during her tenure as secretary of state, have triggered a firestorm over the accountability of public officials and the security of valuable information. It turns out Jeb Bush had a personal account, too,… Continue reading

Law in the News: Court dismisses 3rd lawsuit against hen cage law

Published on: Author: Teresa L

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by a farmer that challenged a law banning the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 2012 decision by a lower court to throw out the lawsuit by egg farmer William… Continue reading

Law in the News: Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

Published on: Author: Teresa L

In California, community college tuition and fees average less than $1,500 a year, the lowest in the nation, and with government grants, most students pay nothing. In Florida and Michigan, the cost is over $3,000, yet poorer students still attend free. But in Vermont and New Hampshire, prices are around $7,000, well over what government… Continue reading

Law in the News: Foie Gras Producers, Restaurants Defeat California Ban

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A California ban on foie gras can’t be enforced because it violates U.S. poultry regulations, a federal judge said in a victory for producers of the delicacy made from fattened duck and goose livers. The ban, which took effect in 2012, was the first by a state to make it illegal to sell foie gras.… Continue reading

Law in the News: Supreme Court considers extent of free speech over Internet

Published on: Author: Teresa L

WASHINGTON — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent.But his wife didn’t see it that way. Neither did a federal jury. Elonis, who’s from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was convicted… Continue reading

Law in the News: Where Might Obama and the G.O.P. Agree? Here Are Possibilities

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Moments like this — when a president in his final two years of an eight-year run faces a sharply hostile Congress — are certainly not when big, ideologically polarizing legislation is likely to be enacted. Republicans may have a comfortable majority in both the House and Senate, after all, but not enough votes to override… Continue reading

Law in the News: Nevada and Idaho want high court to put gay-marriage on hold

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Washington (CNN) — Officials in Idaho and Nevada have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriage in those states, at least temporarily, by barring implementation of a federal appeals court ruling issued Tuesday. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals struck down current bans on same-sex marriage in the two states, and later… Continue reading