“Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion, race and the broken Congress”


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Billy Martin, High Profile Attorney
Billy Martin, High Profile Attorney

“Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obamacare mandate”


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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY


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PSALM 1:1-2

BOOK ONE: Psalms 1—41 ] [ The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly ] Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.

“Could you pass the US citizenship test?”


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When immigrants want to become Americans, they must take a civics test as part of their naturalization interview before an immigration officer. Could you pass it?

The questions asked by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are usually selected from a list of 100 sample questions that prospective citizens can look at ahead of the interview (though the examiner is not limited to those questions). Some are easy, some are not. We have picked some of the more difficult ones.

NOTES: Candidates are not given multiple choices in the naturalization interview — which is conducted orally — and are expected to respond with complete answers. The following questions have been adapted from the sample USCIS questions. The originals can be found here.

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Breaking NEWS: WATERTOWN, MA (BOSTON)


Friday, April 19, 2013 6:23:05 AM

National News Alert

AP: Massive police operation underway in Boston

Police say one of two suspects in the shooting of an MIT police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.

Shortly after the MIT officer was shot Thursday night, police got a report of a carjacking in Cambridge, just outside Boston.

Police say of the at-large suspect, “We believe this to be a terrorist.”

Read more at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-converge-on-neighborhood-outside-boston-amid-reports-of-explosions/2013/04/19/8813d938-a8b6-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html

“Obamacare’s 3rd anniversary: By the numbers”


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The Affordable Care Act has been law of the land for three years now — President Obama signed the legislation on March 23, 2010 — but it remains a source of controversy and mystery for many Americans. Meanwhile, some of the most significant parts of the law have yet to take effect.

Three years after the enactment of Obamacare, here’s a look at some key figures that shed light on the status of the law’s implementation, its impact on the nation and public opinion.  FULL  ARTICLE

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“President Clinton, DOMA, and the Living, Breathing Constitution”


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How ‘duty to retreat’ became ‘stand your ground’ By Jeffrey Bellin, Special to CNN


Tallahassee defense attorney Deveron Brown talks to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, about the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Editor’s note: Jeffrey Bellin, an assistant professor of law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, formerly served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C.

(CNN) — The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin and the initial decision by the police not to arrest George Zimmerman for that killing have focused public attention on Florida’sstand your ground” law.

According to police, Zimmerman claims self-defense, but many observers can’t understand how a grown man with a gun can plausibly claim that he was forced to kill a teenager armed only with some candy.

If that’s the law of self-defense in Florida (and elsewhere), these observers argue, the law needs to change.

Jeffrey Bellin

Jeffrey Bellin

The law of self-defense is at its core about reasonableness. If a person reasonably perceives a serious threat of harm, and uses reasonable force to meet that threat, the law justifies even deadly force, and it does so even if it turns out that the perceived threat was illusory. [CNN]   FULL ARTICLE

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