29 Nov 2006

Gary Buseck [Legal Director, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)]: "Mitt Romney is about to leave the Massachusetts governorship and enter a presidential primary campaign built almost exclusively around his opposition to the now recognized right of liberty and equality under the Massachusetts constitution for two loving people to [read more]

29 Nov 2006

Jackson Chin [Associate Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), currently challenging Hazleton PA illegal immigration laws]: "Plaintiffs counsel have challenged local ordinances in Hazleton, PA based on their unconstitutional and ambitious sweep in attempting to regulate immigrant residents. Misguided at best, these laws are preempted by and [read more]

27 Nov 2006

Alan Mansfield [attorney for plaintiffs in Escondido CA anti-immigration ordinance case]: "On October 18, 2006 the City of Escondido adopted local Ordinance No. 2006-38R "Establishing Penalties for the Harboring of Illegal Aliens in the City of Escondido", finding that the state and federal government lacks the resources to properly protect [read more]

20 Nov 2006

Anthony D'Amato [Northwestern University School of Law]: "Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is US UN Ambassador John Bolton dressed up in sheep's clothing and wearing velvet gloves. He is no friend of internationalization, international law, or human rights.His main point in a speech to the Federalist Society Friday is that [read more]

14 Nov 2006

Philip Rosenthal [Director, ChristianView Network, South Africa]: "Today, 14 November 2006, the National Assembly debated and voted to pass the Civil Union Bill. The Bill is an insult to marriage and a trashing of democracy. It will open the door for more attacks on morality, religious freedom and children's rights. [read more]

14 Nov 2006

Giovanni Di Stefano [Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "Below are the names of those Iraq detainees who are subject to a 2004 agreement between the UK/Italy and the Iraqi government witnessed by the US Government that whilst capital punishment can be imposed as a sentence cannot actually have such sentence executed. [read more]

13 Nov 2006

Eric A. Seitz, [attorney for US Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada]: "1st Lt. Ehren Watada had been an eagle scout and an exemplary Army officer when he first learned that he was likely to be deployed to Iraq and began to read and learn about the war into which he [read more]

13 Nov 2006

George Washington [attorney, By Any Means Necessary]: "On November 7, 2006, Proposal 2, which is copied from California's Proposition 209, passed in Michigan by a vote of 57 to 43 percent. There are now two pending legal challenges to the Proposal, with more expected to follow soon. The United States [read more]

13 Nov 2006

Ben Johnson [Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures]: ""Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto" - "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law." This statement, the official state motto of Missouri, stands as guidance to all those working in service to the public of Missouri. Unfortunately, there are times when [read more]

9 Nov 2006

David G. Evans, Esq. [Executive Director, Drug Free Schools Coalition of Colorado]: "The Colorado marijuana initiative would have made it legal for anyone over 21 years of age to possess one ounce or less of marijuana. According to law enforcement, one ounce of marijuana is equal to 56-84 joints, depending [read more]

9 Nov 2006

Allen St. Pierre [Executive Director, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)]: "The 2006 mid-term elections offered mixed results for marijuana law reformers, with voters rejecting three statewide liberalization efforts, but approving numerous local measures to 'deprioritize' pot law enforcement.Regarding the three failed statewide initiative efforts: These outcomes, while [read more]

9 Nov 2006

Steve Fox [Executive Director, Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation]: "The purpose of the Amendment 44 campaign in Colorado was to stimulate a debate in the state about the rationality of laws that allow adults to use alcohol while prohibiting the use of marijuana. Specifically, the Amendment 44 campaign framed all [read more]

9 Nov 2006

William B. Neaves, Ph.D. [President and CEO, The Stowers Institute, Kansas City, MO]: "The Stowers Institute is pleased that a majority of citizens voted for the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative on Tuesday. Our attention will now be directed toward further recruitment of the world's leading scientists to [read more]

7 Nov 2006

Lisa Madigan [Attorney General of Illinois, on the recent discrimination verdict against Amerigroup]: "Evidence at the trial established that from 2000-2004 the state of Illinois and the United States paid Amerigroup Corporation and its Illinois subsidiary over $243 million to set up a Medicaid HMO in Illinois that would provide [read more]

7 Nov 2006

Gitanjali Gutierrez [Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights]: "In March 2003, Majid Khan, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his year-old niece were arrested by Pakistani intelligence. It was more than three years before Majid was heard from again. For much of that time, he was held incommunicado [read more]

6 Nov 2006

Jonathan Hafetz [Associate Counsel Brennan Center, attorney for Mohammed Munaf]: "Attorneys today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the United States from transferring Mohammed Munaf, a American citizen, to the custody of the Iraqi government. Mr. Munaf has been in US custody in Iraq for more than 16 months. [read more]

5 Nov 2006

Subodh Chandra [plaintiffs attorney, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, et al. v. Blackwell]: "The consent order we won Thursday against Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell won back the right to vote for many otherwise eligible Ohioans--including college students, the elderly, and homeless people. Those people were not going [read more]

5 Nov 2006

Giovanni Di Stefano [lawyer for Saddam Hussein]: "Although Saddam Hussein CAN be sentenced to death the sentence CANNOT be carried out owing to an agreement between the UK/ITALY and the IRAQI Government witnessed by the US in 2004 which the Iraqi Government gave a written undertaking NOT to carry out [read more]

3 Nov 2006

Brian Davis [Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, plaintiffs in a voter ID lawsuit against the state of Ohio settled Wednesday]: "This was the best settlement that we could get in such a politically charged atmosphere. The state legislators wanted their law defended and demanded that the Attorney [read more]

2 Nov 2006

William Perry Pendley [President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation]: "Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) has agreed to represent Hazleton, Pennsylvania to defend its efforts to reduce the impact on the community from the presence of illegal immigrants. MSLF was successful in its defense of the ability of [read more]

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