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Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) was a computer programmer, writer and Internet Hacktivist. He helped to develop RSS, Creative Commons,, Reddit, DeadDrop and Progressive Change Campaign Committee; founded and Demand Progress; was a Wikipedia editor and a Harvard Univ. research fellow. He also acquired the Library of Congress' complete bibliographic dataset, posting it for free on OpenLibrary; and downloaded/released millions of federal court documents and JSTOR academic records.


Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. click to read more..... [01-19-13]


Tampa Bay QB Winston, rape accuser settle civil lawsuit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of rape while both attended Florida State University have settled the civil lawsuit she brought against him. Federal court records show that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and his accuser, Erica Kinsman, ''reached

Why are dogs – our best friends, our companions, our children – such a threat to police that they are shot at the rate of about one every 98 minutes; when not one single police officer in recorded history has ever been killed by a dog? A recent federal court ruling that granted police the authority to […]

On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, effectively ending the war. Throughout the duration of the American Civil War, 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops were killed.


Court opens door for Trump's AG to act in Hillary's email scandal Law 'strictly limits circumstances under which records can be removed from federal custody'


Tips for Census Searching

TIPS ON CENSUS SEARCHING| Doing research using the U. S. Federal Census is a major undertaking but can yield great information about your ancestors. The most important item to remember is that all information recorded on a census was provided by someone in a specific household so there can be mistakes. #census #genealogy #familytree


Read Between the Census Lines


Joseph W. Hatchett: A native of Clearwater, in 1975 he became the first African American to be appointed to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. Description from I searched for this on


why the gop needs to be repealed: Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald New federal court filings allege that hundreds of thousands of Republican redistricting files in Wisconsin were deleted last year, in defiance of court orders to turn over all documents. The deletions fit into a pattern of the Wisconsin GOP covering their tracks and could result in sanctions for the attorneys or individuals involved in deleting the files.