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IRS Withholds Passports for Unpaid Taxes

IRS Withholds Passports for Unpaid Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has had a turbulent year with cuts in funding, but they have not lost the procedural power invested in them to do such things as withhold a United States citizen’s passport for unpaid taxes. As April 15th rapidly approaches, some are frantically collecting paperwork in order to beat the tax-filing […]

James Dimon on J.P Morgan Forecast

James Dimon on J.P Morgan Forecast

Late Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, released his annual shareholder letter where he commented on the future of the investment bank. While the financial hardship of 2008-09 are well behind JPMorgan, it has paid out more than $26 billion since 2013 in fines and settlements and Dimon projects a spirit of realism in his […]

Tim Cook, the Technology Industry and Discrimination Laws

Tim Cook, the Technology Industry and Discrimination Laws

Tim Cook, CEO of technology giant, Apple, Inc. is concerned about Indiana’s new law that could allow for the discrimination of the LGBT community. Indiana calls this “religious freedom.” The law says actions taken by the state or local government cannot significantly compound one’s freedom of religion. This law is called the Religious Freedom Restoration […]

Aereo Approved by Bankruptcy Court for Sale

Aereo Approved by Bankruptcy Court for Sale

Friday morning it was announced that TiVo has been granted permission by a Bankruptcy Court Judge to purchase a majority of Aereo’s assets.  This ruling comes three months after Aereo filed for bankruptcy and six months after the Supreme Court decided that the media streaming startup was offering a service too similar to that of […]

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits Go Before Judges

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits Go Before Judges

On Wednesday, Uber and Lyft, two taxi service companies, went before judges who ruled that their lawsuits should be decided by a jury. Ruling on the Uber case was United States District Court Judge Edward Chen, and for the Lyft case was District Court Judge Vince Chhabbria. Both judges concluded that although each company views […]

Wikipedia to File NSA Suit

Wikipedia to File NSA Suit

The nonprofit group Wikimedia, that runs Wikipedia, is to file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) with regards to the agencies’ surveillance programs. Wikimedia asserts that governmental practices that spy on users’ actions online, violate the United States Constitution’s First Amendment that protects free speech and the […]

Death Penalty History and the Present for Massachusetts

Death Penalty History and the Present for Massachusetts

Massachusetts has dealt with witches, anarchists, Quakers, pirates and gangsters in high profile executions.  Massachusetts hanged 26 people for practicing witchcraft.  The death penalty was abolished in 1984. A Boston Globe poll from 2013 showed that one-third of Boston’s residents would favor the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The last time the death penalty was […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Mainstream Media for Sandy Hook Massacre Staging

Lawsuit Filed Against Mainstream Media for Sandy Hook Massacre Staging

There has been a one trillion dollar lawsuit filed against Mainstream Media for the apparent staging of the Sandy Hook Massacre which was said to have taken place in December of 2012. Media outlets such as the Associated Press, The New York Times the Newtown Bee and the Hartford Courant are also being sued in […]

Dershowitz Sued by Lawyers of His Alleged Underage Sex Assault Victim

Dershowitz Sued by Lawyers of His Alleged Underage Sex Assault Victim

Just as famed legal expert Alan Dershowitz was preparing to file disciplinary complaints against two attorneys who represent a woman who claims that he had sex with her when she was underage, the alleged victim’s lawyers beat him to the punch by suing Dershowitz for defamation. The 76-year-old former professor at Harvard Law School did […]

New Law Seeks to Ban Wearing Hoodies in Public

New Law Seeks to Ban Wearing Hoodies in Public

A new law is seeking to ban wearing a hoodie in public places. Senate Bill 13 would work in conjunction with a law that bans hoodie wearing during crimes and could land violators in Oklahoma a $500 fine. The original law was aimed at combating the Ku Klux Klan but the amendment would potentially affect […]

Eric Garner Death to Be Investigated by Justice Department

Eric Garner Death to Be Investigated by Justice Department

The U.S Department of Justice has announced that it plans to conduct a federal investigation into the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, after a Grand Jury decided on Wednesday not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo to stand trial in Federal court on charges which could range from murder to the unlawful use of lethal […]

Supreme Court Politics Painful for the Poor

Supreme Court Politics Painful for the Poor

The last vestige for the poor and middle class has become an enemy. Our ‘check and balance’ system has failed. The intent of our forefathers that the Supreme Court not be politicized has been cast aside. Decisions made by the Republican dominated Court have become painful for the poor and working class. Our nation’s highest […]

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