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1099's and W-2's: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher - National Employment Law Project
It’s important for workers to know that being treated as an independent contractor has tax consequences – and that bosses are breaking the law when they treat workers who are really “employees” as “independent contractors.
nationalemploymentlawproject  taxes  law  taxlaw  employment 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
Richard Posner, Leader of a Legal Revolution - Bloomberg
No one comes close to the retired federal judge in terms of influence on contemporary law.
bloomberg  richardposner  courtsystem  legalsystem  law  judiciary  judicialsystem  politics 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn - The New Yorker
Carrie Goldberg is a pioneer in the field of sexual privacy, using the law to defend victims of hacking, leaking, and other online assaults.
revengeporn  law  thenewyorker  hacking  leaking  technology  onlineharrassment  privacy 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare
Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.
nytimes  westvirginia  pollution  waterpollution  law  legal  lawsuits  nytimesmag  robbilott 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Myth of Police Reform
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  law  lawenforcement  police  policebrutality  crime  criminaljustice 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Gangsters of Ferguson
Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.
ferguson  racism  race  police  theatlantic  policebrutality  law  tane 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice
In a community whose self-image and economic well-being are so tightly bound to the fortunes of the nation’s top-ranked college football team, law enforcement officers are finely attuned to a suspect’s football connections. Those ties are cited repeatedly in police reports examined by The Times. What’s more, dozens of officers work second jobs directing traffic and providing security at home football games, and many express their devotion to the Seminoles on social media.
nytimes  football  sports  crime  police  law  floridastate 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Case for Reparations
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
racism  housing  law  policy  reparations  theatlantic  tanehisicoates  race 
may 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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