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Dennis Rodman Brings Friendship and Basketball to North Korea

Dennis Rodman Brings Friendship and Basketball to North Korea Dennis Rodman (ex-NBA star) has been making continuous trips to North Korea on his quest for “basketball diplomacy.” According to CNN, his most recent trip has been his third visit to the “world’s most repressive regimes.” Rodman believes that sports…>read more

No Comment December 20, 2013

Activist Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Pet Chimpanzee

Activist Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Pet Chimpanzee   Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity. Steven Wise, author of the book Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals, is now in the process of filing several unprecedented…>read more

No Comment December 3, 2013

Lawsuit against Chiquita rejected

Lawsuit against Chiquita rejected The lawsuit brought by Colombian citizens against Chiquita Brands International was rejected by Judge Kenneth Marra. He said that there should be a high burden of proof that the plaintiffs must meet. In this split decision given by the judge…>read more

No Comment June 10, 2011

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning everyone! Today is Tuesday, February 16, and here’s a look back at yesterday’s stories… Senator Evan Bayh, Democrat of Indiana, will not run for reelection… The National Conference of Bar Examiners appeal a Federal Court ruling forcing them…>read more

No Comment February 16, 2010

Government Says Missing Human Rights Lawyer Living in Western China

Government Says Missing Human Rights Lawyer Living in Western China Chinese Human Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is believed to be living in Western China after widespread reports early last month indicated that he disappeared while in government custody. The news about Gao was given to the Dui Hua Foundation, a…>read more

No Comment February 15, 2010

Leading Human Rights Attorney Is Missing

Leading Human Rights Attorney Is Missing The Chinese government claims that prominent human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gao Zhisheng “went missing”last year while in their custody. Gao was taken into custody by security forces last February. In 2001 Gao was named one of…>read more

No Comment January 18, 2010

Uganda Considers Death Penalty Law for Homosexuality

Uganda Considers Death Penalty Law for Homosexuality The Wall Street Journal is reporting on pending legislation in Uganda that would impose strict penalties on homosexuals, up to and including the death penalty for homosexuals infected with HIV. Merely engaging in a homosexual act would mandate a life…>read more

No Comment December 9, 2009

Skadden Selects 28 Fellows

Skadden Selects 28 Fellows The law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has announced the selection of 28 Skadden Fellows for the class of 2009, bringing to 564 the number of law school graduates and judicial clerks the firm has funded to…>read more

No Comment January 23, 2009

The Soviet Union Fell in 1991 — But Nobody Told the Belarusians

The Soviet Union Fell in 1991 — But Nobody Told the Belarusians Last March, prominent US human rights lawyer Emanuel Zeltser drank a cup of coffee in a London cafe. The next thing he knew, he woke up on a private plane headed for a KGB-monitored detention center in Belarus. Since then,…>read more

No Comment January 11, 2009

Lawyers Raise $200,000 for Human Rights

Lawyers Raise $200,000 for Human Rights An insurance company’s unusual “pyramid scheme” has raised siginificant funds for global human rights organizations. The legal department at Swiss insurance conglomerate ACE Limited created a novel program that leveraged contributions from in-house lawyers into a $200,000 donation for three…>read more

No Comment January 2, 2009