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Former D-1 Football Player, U.S. Senator Cory Booker Passionately Challenges The NCAA’s Exploitation of Collegiate Athletes

Congressional scrutiny of the NCAA’s handling of athletics is growing, with members of Congress asking pointed questions of top officials over the treatment and benefits offered to student-athletes.  As bills emerge to force colleges and universities to make good on scholarships that cover four years of education — and as legal challenges seek financial rewards and union rights for athletes …

James Woods Gets Judge’s Nod to Pursue Man Who Tweeted He Was a “Cocaine Addict”

Source: Eric Gardner/The Hollywood Reporter The judge makes a stunning reversal, denying the anonymous defendant’s attempt to kill the lawsuit. James Woods has defied skeptics and gotten past an initial First Amendment hurdle in his provocative defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user who suggested he was a “cocaine addict.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Recana has reviewed Woods’ complaint against a …

Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.

Source: Tom Jackman/Washington Post It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret. In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched …

Google Gives $1,000,000 to Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative

Source: Angela Bronner Helm/The Root Tech giant Google announced Friday that its philanthropic arm would be donating $1 million to Bryan Stevenson’s Alabama-based nonprofit, Equal Justice Initiative. The Harvard-educated Stevenson is a lawyer who has for decades fought the good fight, winning major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the …