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Paris Hilton made headlines when a steamy sex video of her and former boyfriend Rick Salomon made the rounds of the digital community. Can the subjects of these scandalous home videos stop their release? The answer is the same as that to any legal question - it depends. more...

- - Copyrights

The tabloids have a field day with wayward ambassadors who claim immunity when they get nabbed for reckless driving. These stories hit the headlines and reinforce the public misperception that diplomatic immunity is a "get-out-of-jail-free" card for breaking the law overseas. more...

- - Equal Protection

If you're planning to visit Alabama any time soon, don't challenge a bear to a wrestling match - bear wrestling is a Class B felony in the Yellowhammer State. Still not laughing? Well, here are a few more that might make you wonder what lawmakers were thinking. more...

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This past March, the Supreme Court affirmed a ruling by a special panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that a federal ban on Internet obscenity is, indeed, constitutional. What does this mean for free speech and what does the Supreme Court consider obscene? more...

- - Freedom of Speech

The fourth amendment, as it is generally understood, protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. But, what happens if you get pulled over by a police officer when driving and he asks that you pop the trunk. Does he have the right to ask you to do this? Do you have the right to say no? Well, the answer is: it depends.Read more to find out when the police can search the trunk of your car. more...

- - Privacy

Did you know it's illegal to educate dogs in Hartford Connecticut? Or fall asleep under a hair dryer in Florida? In most states, you'll find a number of bizarre laws like these still exist on the books. more...

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Is it a violation of your civil rights for a business to refuse to serve you because of the way you look, the way you smell, or the way you act? The answer is . . . it depends. more...

- - Equal Rights

The Supreme Court has just ruled that police do not have to knock to gain access to homes if they have a search warrant. Furthermore, evidence discovered in the course of this search can be used in court. So, what does this mean for the privacy of the average American citizen? more...

- - Privacy

A green card holder can live in the U.S. indefinitely, work, enlist in the armed forces, or start a business. The only things a green card will not provide are the right to vote, receive government benefits, and protection from deportation. However you obtain your green card, it is the first step to becoming an American citizen. more...

- - Immigration

During jury selection, defense attorney Deborah Poole complained that her 79 year-old client, Lena Sims Driskell, could not receive a fair trial with a jury of her peers because the juror pool lacked enough older people from which to select. Of the 58 jurors in the pool, a scant few were over 60. more...

- - Murder