Posts filed under “Legal”

Marijuana Laws by State


Source: FiveThirtyEight

Category: Legal

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation     Trying to…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank

Campaign Cash

click for interactive graphic Source: Bloomberg  

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls

The US Averages One Mass Shooting Per Day in 2015

Source: WonkBlog h/t KnowMore

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Legal, Politics

The Tyranny of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane”     Justice in America is not all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask…Read More

Category: Legal, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Legalization Nation

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Legal, Politics

FIFA Fiasco: Alleged Criminal Schemes

Awesome Bloomberg interactive on the FIFA scandal:   Click to see the full interactive graphic. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Sports

Which Tech Firms Protect their Users?

Source: EFF

Category: Legal, Technology

Analysts Are Now Honestly Wrong. That’s a Huge Improvement…

Sometimes the gains from a new regulatory regime are obvious. The creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is a perfect example. Your bank deposits are guaranteed by the government up to some stated amount, no matter the recklessness or irresponsibility of the bankers running the place. It wasn’t always this way. Before the FDIC,…Read More

Category: Analysts, Legal, Regulation, Research

In AIG Case, Panic Gets a Slap on the Wrist

After seven years, the federal government has finally received its comeuppance. U.S. Judge Thomas C. Wheeler gave the Federal Reserve a severe tongue lashing, a tsk-tsking for the central bank’s financial-crisis overreach. That ought to teach ‘em. The actual result of the case is to confirm the status quo. In “emergencies,” restraint on government adds…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Legal