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Terror and the MBTA: You don’t look harmless

Racial profiling meets war on terror: The highest federal court in New England has said it’s okay for government officials single out dark-skinned people for searches,  as long as they can concoct some cover rationale, ginned up with vague allusions to t
 Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  December 31, 2010
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Jailed HIV-positive pregnant woman released - for now

Quinta Layin Tuleh, the HIV-positive pregnant woman a federal judge in Bangor, Maine, ordered jailed until her baby was delivered, has been released on bail while her appeal of her sentence makes its way through the courts.
Judicial Discretion
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 26, 2009
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Federal judge: more rights for the unborn

A federal judge in Bangor, Maine, has recognized a new right of fetuses that could become a key element in the nation's ongoing abortion debate.
Fetal Obligations
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 12, 2009
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Judge Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton's latest pick for the Supreme Court, has attracted support so broad that it spans ideological and political differences.  
Stephen Breyer may be the right man at the wrong time
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 05, 2009
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The recording industry vs. free speech

Download of Nonsense
This past week, US District Judge Nancy Gertner granted the industry's request to postpone the trial, originally scheduled to begin January 22, until February 24.
By KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  February 04, 2009


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The High Court

The sky didn’t fall last week when the Supreme Court handed down its first abortion-related decision with Chief Justice John Roberts in the driver’s seat.
Supreme Court leaves abortion alone (for now)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 25, 2006