The French parliament [has] passed legislation that would ban supermarkets from trashing unsold food products. Instead, supermarkets will have to donate that food to charity groups that will then distribute it those in need. According to the AFP, some grocery stores would even destroy the food before throwing it away, making it completely inedible.  

— d.n.

If you are not up to speed on the legal battle to declare personhood for two chimpanzees living in a reasearch lab at Stony Brook University, this series of opinions in WIRED will get you up to speed. Today, Hercules and Leo, represented by Steven Wise and the NonHuman Rights Project, will have their day in court in front of Justice Barbra Jaffee of the NY Supreme Court. It is worth knowing about… http://www.wired.com/2015/05/animal-rights-wired-opinion/http://www.wired.com/2015/05/animal-rights-wired-opinion/

A Burnaby, B.C. pipeline critic and retiree who was hit with a multi-million-dollar lawsuit by Kinder Morgan last fall is renewing his battle —this time in the B.C. legislature, with the provincial NDP introducing a so-called ‘anti-SLAPP lawsuit’ bill on Tuesday in Victoria.

“I think the NDP took up my cause once again, because they realize, that [corporate] law suits [against protesters] are a fundamental infringement on our democratic rights,“ Dutton told theNational Observer.

"They represent a clear and present danger to all the rights we take for granted,” he added.

The bill, if passed, would give B.C. judges greater powers to evaluate and punish corporations seeking to use the courts to maliciously advance merit-less legal attacks to silence or bankrupt their opponents.

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The failure of lawyers is a tragedy in two parts. First, there has been an intellectual failure of the profession to scrutinize the evidentiary and logical foundations of modern policing and mass incarceration. Second, the profession has failed in everyday practice to ensure that the contemporary criminal legal system functions consistently with our rights and values.
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Rebecca John at “One Year of Modi Government”

Left Collective organised an event “An Evening of Protest: One Year of Modi Government” on May 23, 2015 at Urdu Ghar in Delhi.
In this video, Rebecca John, senior supreme court lawyer speaks of how the judiciary has a different set of rules for the ruling elite and a different set of rules for the vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. She speaks of several cases like the Telengana ‘encounter’, the Hashimpura verdict among others to enumerate her point.

Police spoliation

US laws allow law enforcement officers to seize money and goods, based only on suspicion that they are related to illegal activities. At the same time the police are not obliged to provide the court decision, a formal accusation or arrest the owner.
Approximately 85% of the civil forfeiture of the property owners have not been subject to charges.
The reason is that the police are not responsible for their actions. Many people don’t resist confiscation, because they are afraid or unable to find a lawyer. As a result, the state assigns our money.

anonymous asked:

General/fluffy headcanons for Law?

General Headcanons

Trafalgar Law:

  • Smells like Gold Dial soap and waffles.
  • Has the soFTEST HAIR
  • AND THE WARMEST SKIN.
  • Likes sour candies.
  • ^ He eats them while doing paperwork

Fluffy Headcanons

Trafalgar Law:

  • Really loves hugs even though he doesn’t show or admit it.
  • Major cuddle monster
  • ^There are times where he just wants to cuddle all day and do nothing else.
  • He has a huge small weakness for cute things
  • Is actually a big dork nugget

vergilius-3d asked:

Hey! I recently started following your blog, and it is so fun! Thank you :) do you think you can write some cute headcanons on Law, Donflamingo, Zoro, and Ace proposing to their s/o?

Law

  • He’d be secretive about it
  • He’d pull you off to the side, and probably propose somewhere like on the ship or smth
  • He’d also look calm but secretly on the inside he’d be screaming and dying of nervousness.

Doflamingo

  • OH MY GOD THIS BIRD MAN WOULD BE THE MOST DRAMATIC MAN ABOUT IT EVER
  • He’d make it so it’d be in public in front of EVERYONE.
  • He’d be pretty confident about you saying yes, 
  • But in the back of his mind, if you meant that much to him he’d have a twinge of fear and nervousness.

Zoro

  • A blushing mess of nervousness and stuttering.
  • Probs infront of the whole crew 
  • He’d probs shove the wring box into your hand and try spitting out but failing and you’d probably end up just saying yes.

Ace

  • Confidence level over 9000.
  •  But on the inside he’d be screaming and panicking.
  • In front of the whole crew.
  • He’d be fuckING DRAMATIC ABOUT THIS TOO HE’D HAVE FLAME GOI NG OFF IN THE BACKGROUND AND FUCKINGH FIRE WORK S TOO