Human Rights

Beware of hurricane related scams

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal In addition to looting, price gouging, home repair scams, and insurance fraud, there are always those looking to exploit victims of natural disasters, especially via telephone solicitation and the internet.

Alabama Justice

August 19, 2005 - Raw Story (via Pam's House Blend) gives some much-deserved coverage of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL -- a fine group that has taken the lead in ensuring fair legal repr

Roberts v. Florida Voters

July 21, 2005 - I agree with Max Sawicky and others that Roberts isn't a defeatable nominee for the Supreme Court. Rolling out a laundry list of somewhat conservative positions he took in various cases isn't going to amount to a killer bill of particulars that will convince the public that he's unfit for the bench.

Scrushy Agonistes

July 5, 2005 - As you probably heard, Richard Scrushy was last week found not guilty of criminal charges in the billion-dollar HealthSouth accounting fraud scandal. Scrushy, feeling vindicated, has said he would like to work again at the company he founded.

Tampa Cops Support Gay Pride March

June 27, 2005 - The Hillsborough County (Fla.) commission recently voted "not to acknowledge, promote or participate in gay pride events." Right after the July 15 vote, two gay literature displays in the Tampa public library were taken down (a similar display at another library was taken down before the vote).