Tag Archives: law

Map of Enabling Hate Crimes

In the course of tracking down info for my Mom’s congregation, I found this useful map of states that enable or outlaw anti-gay or gender orientation hate crimes.

A map of intolerance, you might say…

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Pre-emptive pardons? NYTimes.com

Felons Seeking Bush Pardon Near a Record – NYTimes.com
Such a pardon would reduce the risk that a future administration might undertake a criminal investigation of operatives or policy makers involved in programs that administration lawyers have said were legal but that critics say violated laws regarding torture and surveillance.

A pre-emptive pardon?  Can one do such a  thing?  Sheeesh.  It sounds like an admission of guilt.  How can you define the scope of it without naming the crime for which one could be prosecuted and is now immune from being charged with?

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Lessig talk on ‘hybrid economy’ March 27 || Bucknell University

I am encouraging all of my former Capstone (“Rise of the Network Society”) students to attend this one.   Lessig is an important voice discussing the pratcical and poitical implications of the overalps between technology, culture, law, and also politics.

As the press release states, Professor Eric Faden, who is bringing Lessig, is a client due to his creation of A Fair(y) Use Tale which explore issues of copyright protection.

Looks good!  Hope you can make it!

News: Lessig talk on ‘hybrid economy’ March 27 || Bucknell University
Lawrence Lessig, the renowned copyright and intellectual property rights author and Stanford Law School professor, will present a talk titled, “Remix — Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy,” on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell University’s Trout Auditorium.

The talk is free and open to the public.

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