Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger

Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger By Aaron Kesel For over a decade, New York lawyer and activist Steven Donziger, of Donziger and Associates, has been fighting Chevron after the oil giant bought out Texaco. However, just when we think we’ve seen it all in the Chevron case, NY District Court Justice Lewis Kaplan seeks to prove we ain’t seen nothing yet. Judge Kaplan wants Amazonian lawyer, Steven Donziger, destroyed, at all costs! Background This author was first made aware of the Amazonian villagers’ suffering, and…

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Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate

Life-Altering Copyright Lawsuits Could Come to Regular Internet Users Under a New Law Moving in the Senate By Ernesto Falcon The Senate Judiciary Committee intends to vote on the CASE Act, legislation that would create a brand new quasi-court for copyright infringement claims. We have expressed numerous concerns with the legislation, and serious problems inherent with the bill have not been remedied by Congress before moving it forward. In short, the bill would supercharge a “copyright troll” industry dedicated to filing as many “small claims” on as many Internet users…

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Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent

Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent By Matt Agorist On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that police officers do not need your consent, nor do they need a warrant, to draw your blood—so long as you are unconscious—and police accuse you of being under the influence. The ruling on Thursday is in stark contrast to the previous precedent which stated that police do need a warrant to perform a blood test if the driver does not…

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Chevron Corruption: Fed Judge Kaplan Seeks Destruction of Amazonian Lawyer, Steven Donziger

Chevron Corruption: Fed Judge Kaplan Seeks Destruction of Amazonian Lawyer, Steven Donziger By Aaron Kesel Judge Lewis A. Kaplan has ordered that lawyer and activist Steven Donziger, who was fighting for Amazonian villagers, can be fined an egregious amount of money per day. To block historic Ecuador pollution judgment against @Chevron, U.S. judge Kaplan threatened me with jail and ordered me to turn over passport, computer and cell phone to the company. I am refusing, at least until appellate review. Read my statement: https://t.co/IVYQXOUYI4 pic.twitter.com/uQYr3w58Ev — Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) June…

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Could An Artificial Intelligence Be Considered A Person Under The Law?

Could An Artificial Intelligence Be Considered A Person Under The Law? By Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for artificial intelligence systems to be recognized as people, too – without any legislation, court rulings or other revisions to existing…

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