U.S. Law

Get the rundown on a wide spectrum of laws that touch on everything from immigration and equal rights, to how to win a small claims or criminal case.

Who Needs Tickets? Is Ticket Scalping Legal?

The practice of reselling tickets at prices above face value is commonly called scalping. Whether it's legal depends on a variety of factors…

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Top Ten Frivolous Lawsuits

We've all heard the one about the woman who spilled scalding coffee and successfully sued McDonald's. We've also heard reports of burglars suing…

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Five Biggest Sexual Harassment Cases

Even though we're still wrestling with this issue, a look back at the history of sexual harassment shows how far we've come as a society.

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Understanding the Historical Impact of Rosa Parks

The name Rosa Parks is synonymous with the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but this extraordinary woman spent much of her life fighting for…

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How Free Is Your State? The Nation's Most Libertarian States

How does your state rank when it comes to personal and economic freedoms?

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Differences Between Defamation, Slander, and Libel

Being wronged or misrepresented is never pleasant, but not all insults are created equally.

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Differences You Need to Know

What does it mean to be an independent contractor and how is that status different from being a full employee?

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When Can the Police Stop and Frisk You on the Street?

A look at the history of "stop and frisk," and the circumstances required to make its use legal.

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School Lockers: What Can a Teacher Search?

Though it's legal for a school to search a locker without a warrant, there are limitations to determine when they can and can't.

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U.S. Citizenship Through Parents

There are several ways for a child to become a U.S. citizen with and without U.S. citizen parents.

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