Debate & Controversy

Explore some of the defining legal issues of our time and the passionate, divisive conversations surrounding them.

NFL Domestic Violence Shines a Light on a National Problem

Recent NFL domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and Jonathan Hardy have brought these types of abuse into the spotlight. Find…

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The Alford Plea: Guilty But Innocent

The gray areas of law are rarely as black and white as with the Alford Plea—innocent but guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. While it may serve to bend…

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Marijuana DUI: How Marijuana Use Can Be Considered a DUI

The recent arrest of an NFL player for driving under the influence of marijuana has put this little-known crime into the spotlight. Here's what you…

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Why didn't Michael Schiavo seek a divorce?

When Michael Schiavo stated emphatically that he refused to divorce Terri or turn her care over to her parents, people across America began talking.…

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Washington Redskins Name Controversy: Is the Team Facing a Name Change?

As football season gets underway, the controversy surrounding the name and logo of the Washington team currently known as the “Redskins” will no…

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Why Terri Schiavo has the nation talking about Living Wills

Terri Schiavo has been on everyone's lips for months. Her fate became a bitter battle on every front imaginable: political, legal, and religious. Yet…

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Do video games really incite violence?

It is just another day in Grand Theft Auto - a game that opponents claim suggests greater need for video game regulation. The newest game in the…

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The NFL's Nonprofit Status Challenge

The Internal Revenue Service classifies the National Football League as a nonprofit, and some of its most passionate fans could not be more outraged…

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Trademark Protection of Color: Louboutin's Red-Soled Shoe is a Clever Logo

The courts recently held that fashion mogul Christian Louboutin's red shoe bottom was a legal trademark provided that the shoe top was a contrasting…

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How to Get the Mitt Romney Tax Rate

A great deal of coverage was given to Mitt Romney's income taxes during the last election cycle. Given the high-profile nature of the office he was…

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