He gained national attention in the 1990s when he won acquittals for Jack Kevorkian in several doctor-assisted suicide trials, and was portrayed by actor Danny Huston in HBO’s Kevorkian biopic. More recently, he filed civil rights and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year-old Detroit girl who was shot and killed during a police raid in 2010. He is also litigating a $100 million class-action case against the state on behalf of people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis. … [Read more...] about A grandmother in Michigan died after surgeons mistakenly drilled her skull. Her family won’t get a penny.
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“The responses I’ve been getting is -- it’s that thing of getting into that space to watch a movie -- where it’s a communal experience," he said. “Our lives have been affected and changed… but that communal experience, where all the crazy stuff happens in front of you on the screen and not a real life… this small life that we’ve been living -- that is what everyone is looking to break out from, into just something that resembles normalcy.” … [Read more...] about Russell Crowe says new film ‘Unhinged’ draws attention to uptick of ‘ultraviolence’ in today’s society
So now the challenge for Democrats is to show the American people who Trump really is and expose him, so he suffers a tremendous defeat too big to contest in court and too big to support his phony claims that he was cheated out of a second term by all sorts of evil conspiracies. This is a tall order, but it must be done to put our democracy back on track. … [Read more...] about Richard Fowler: Trump sabotages his reelection campaign with his incompetent leadership — Biden benefits
And yet it is just as important, I think, to note that we are witnessing, simultaneously, another kind of normalization, indeed a good normalization — the normalization of climate alarm. Because even as we fail to make time to reckon explicitly with the present tense of the climate crisis, intuitions about it, and the future it portends for us, have grown much more central to political and social discourse, in America and elsewhere. Indeed, while the world’s attention has been focused on the coronavirus, with little apparent appetite for discussion or debate about the threat of warming, our collective, planetary response to the pandemic has brought along with it a sort of secret sidecar of unprecedented climate action. Fully 30 percent of the European stimulus package passed last month is earmarked for climate initiatives — which, while far short of the more than $2 trillion many believe is necessary to complete Europe’s green transition and allow the continent … [Read more...] about What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved
Jones asserted that voters' choices of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE and Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE as the White House nominees and their subsequent picks of centrist running mates amounted to more tactical decisions and were not indications of waning enthusiasm for broad, structural changes. … [Read more...] about Progressives look to flex their muscle in next Congress after primary wins