U.S. Law

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Students or Scoundrels: College Pranks Gone Bad

For many, college pranks are a rite of passage. They can be clever and funny, but they're not always legal. Good students with impressive credentials…

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Shoe Mogul Steve Madden Gets Sprung From Prison

Once upon a time Steve Madden was man who knew how to please just about any woman of any age. Give her some cute shoes. Even better, design and sell…

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Scott Peterson Faces the Death Penalty

Attorneys for Scott Peterson have produced an army of character witnesses in an effort to spare Peterson's life. But will it be enough to keep him…

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Runaway Bride? Why Georgia Isn't Letting Her Off the Hook...

Whatever 32-year-old Jennifer Wilbanks of Duluth, Georgia, might have dreamed, surely it didn't involve a bright afghan draped over her head as she…

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Murder or Suicide? Phil Spector awaits trial for the death of Lana Clarkson.

Shortly after 5 a.m. police officers responded to a 911 call at the residence of legendary music producer Phil Spector. It wasn't until after…

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Is the Filibuster Nuclear or Constitutional?

Jimmy Stewart dramatized it in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Southern Democrats used it to block civil rights legislation in the 1960s. It is the…

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Island Nations may sue U.S. over Climate Change

The recent tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. But even after the cleanup is complete, many…

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Is That A Finger In My Soup? Suing for Emotional Distress.

Generally, one can sue if there is a finger in the soup, whether it occurred from negligence or intent. However, that lawsuit might only hold water…

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Playground Injuries: Who Is Liable?

Accidents happen, especially on the playground. And studies show that lack of supervision is to blame for 40% of playground injuries. If your child…

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Know Your Rights: What Does Freedom of Religion Cover?

Deciding whether to say, “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” can be a personal choice. But for employers, government agencies, and schools, holiday…

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