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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 the rules of the law, this plea can sometimes be the only recourse the accused have at maintaining their innocence. more...

Much of the public may not have sympathized with O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony, but was it the jury's fault that much of the evidence was circumstantial and therefore with enough reasonable doubt to acquit them? And so the controversy surrounding circumstantial evidence continues. more...

2009 will likely be known as a difficult year for Americans. But not everything was so grim for 2009! Luckily, there were a lot of silly criminals out there to keep things light. From white collar to "you have to be kidding," take a look at some of the wacky criminals, large and small, which made our 2009 so interesting.

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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 can find themselves on the Dean's List one day and the court roster the next. Knowing where to draw the line is essential.
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