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.

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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What Are Your Privacy Rights When You Work From Home?

After a switch to working from home, it's easy to find yourself conducting personal tasks during work time. But what if that personal business is…

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Bought a Lemon? The Lemon Law Can Help You Make Lemonade

Think you have a lemon on your hands? The federal lemon law can help you get a replacement or your money back. State lemon laws detail how.

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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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Know Your Rights: What Are Miranda Rights?

When you encounter law enforcement officers, you have rights. It's important that you know what they are.

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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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Fake News: What Laws Are Designed to Protect

The line between “fake news" and “real news" can seem awfully blurry. Can the legal system do anything to stop it?

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Understanding Informed Consent

Health care providers must obtain informed consent from patients before providing any treatment or procedure. What exactly is informed consent, and…

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The Facts About Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is a serious problem in the workplace. Find out if age discrimination laws apply to you, how to determine if you have been…

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Know Your Rights When It Comes to Job Discrimination

Job discrimination is absolutely illegal. If you believe you have been discriminated against, there is recourse available, both within your workplace…

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