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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
LGBT Marriage Comes to Maine, Maryland

Voters in Maine and Maryland yesterday approved ballot measures that will bring same-sex marriage to the states, the first time in history the issue has won a popular vote. The result of a third such ballot question in Washington state is still pending. In Minnesota, voters rejected a ballot measure that would have written a ban on gay marriage into the state constitution, though the practice remains illegal under state law. Maine had previously passed a law sanctioning LGBT marriage, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
In Georgia, Vote and Get a Free Gun

Today, the masses head to the polling booths. American citizens across the country will vote for Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, a third party candidate or no one for president, as well as casting their ballots in a slew of state and local elections. Voters can return home with a burst of civic pride for doing their part to support our democracy. In Georgia, one lucky voter could also go home with a free gun. Adventure Outdoors, an Atlanta-area sporting goods …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Could Lies About Obamacare Sway the Presidential Election?

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, hangs in jeopardy this election season. If reelected, President Barack Obama will see the law through to its full implementation in 2014. Challenger Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal Obamacare on the first day of his presidency if elected, and replace it with some yet-to-be-specified alternative. The health care law includes a number of consumer-friendly policies: Allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plan up to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Dan Abrams  
The Election We Shouldn’t Have

On Nov. 6, millions of American voters will be assisting in what is nothing short of a travesty of justice. Not based on who they will vote for, but on the fact that they are voting at all — for judges. In 39 of the 50 United States, certain judges obtain or retain their positions by popular election. On its face, it may seem perfectly reasonable. Why shouldn’t judges be held accountable for their decisions? Why isn’t a judicial election …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Can Your Boss Tell You Whom To Vote For?

With Nov. 6 drawing closer, the nation waits to see who will win the upcoming presidential election: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Debates, campaign commercials and bitter rants on Facebook all compete for people’s attention in an attempt to sway their vote one way or another. In a few high-profile cases, heads of big companies are also weighing in, strongly suggesting to their employees who they should vote for — or risk losing their jobs. In one instance, David Siegel, …

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