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Federal Judge: Capital Punishment 'Cruel and Unusual'

Federal Judge: Capital Punishment 'Cruel and Unusual'
A California federal judge ruled this week that the state's death penalty, which has created long delays and uncertainty for inmates, violates California's ban on 'cruel and unusual' punishment, rendering capital punishment unconstitutional. The ACLU notes this is the first such ruling, but certainly won't be the last.
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Why Is Obama Nominating This Anti-Gay Bigot Judge to Federal Court?

Why Is Obama Nominating This Anti-Gay Bigot Judge to Federal Court?
Barack Obama has nominated Michael Boggs — a far right, anti-marriage-equality extremist judge — to the federal bench. Here is a clip of what Judge Boggs thinks of "activist judges" and equality. So why is the President pushing for this man's promotion?
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Federal Judge Issues Crucial Pro-Worker Ruling in 'Black Swan' Unpaid Internship Case

Federal Judge Issues Crucial Pro-Worker Ruling in 'Black Swan' Unpaid Internship Case
A judge has ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated U.S. and New York minimum wage laws by not paying two production interns for work done on the set of the movie “Black Swan.” It is the first major ruling on the illegality of unpaid internships in recent years, challenging a rise in corporate reliance on uncompensated workers.
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Blair Hickman and Jeremy B. Merrill
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