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Marijuana Will Remain Illegal Under Federal Law, The DEA Announces

This means states with legalized marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes will still be going against federal law. More »


Colorado’s Vague Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws Led To A College Rapist Avoiding Jail

The 22-year-old former University of Colorado student pretended to be helping a drunk woman get home safely from a party in 2014 when he raped her. More »


Belize’s Supreme Court Struck Down The Country’s Anti-Gay Law From Colonial Days

LGBTQ rights group Unibam, which first challenged the ancient law, made the initial announcement on Twitter, writing, “We won on all counts. Speechless. Omg. Speechless.” More »


It’s Officially Unacceptable To Call Women “Honey” Or “Darling” In The Courtroom

No one should be called “honey” by anyone other than a great aunt or grandma. More »


Feminist Legal Scholar Susan Estrich Is On Roger Ailes’ Defense Team

Known for writing about women’s struggles reporting sexual harassment and the risk of being raped by an acquaintance, it’s baffling why Estrich is now defending a man accused of decades of harassment. More »


Courts Uphold Restrictive Voting Rights Laws In Two States That Could Impact The Presidential Election

Like well-known voter ID laws, the measures upheld in the Midwest will keep mostly poor minorities form voting, but they receive much less attention. More »


What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means

While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings. More »


6 Discriminatory LGBTQ Laws That Shockingly Still Exist In The U.S.

The country’s become much more inclusive for the queer community in recent years, but America certainly hasn’t passed the mark of total equality yet. More »


This Louisiana Lawmaker Comment About Strippers Is Sexist, Ageist, And Body-Shaming All At Once

Woo! That’s a lot for one shitty joke! Well done! More »


What’s Happening With The North Carolina LGBT Law? Today Is The Big Stand-Off

The nation’s been closely watching North Carolina ever since the state passed a law prohibiting transgender residents from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. Since the Justice Department told the state to trash the bill, you may be wondering what’s happening with the North Carolina LGBT law. Well, a lot. North Carolina had until… More »


The Walking Dead Joins Media Heavyweights Threatening Georgia Boycott

Georgia governor Nathan Deal is caught between a financially lucrative rock and a bigoted, dumbass hard place. Georgia legislators passed House Bill 757 earlier this week, a sweeping “religious liberty” bill that kneecaps LGBT rights in the state, and if Deal signs it into law, an impressive number of Hollywood heavyweights will take their business… More »


Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. The most recent case in Nashville is one of four that has occurred over the last five years, and involves a mentally… More »


Halle Berry And Jennifer Garner Finally Get Anti-Paparazzi Bill Approved

Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner really worked tirelessly to get this anti-paparazzi bill approved, and it’s actually one of the best moves they’ve ever made. With this new law, any paparazzo accused of harassing a kid will be able to get fined up to $30,000 and also go to jail for up to a year. More »


True Story: Everything You Need To Know About Domestic Violence — From A Prosecutor

Two weeks ago, I wrote an essay about how I witnessed a man committing domestic violence against a woman outside my apartment. I received many incredible emails from readers, including one from a prosecutor who has previously had a DV caseload. She advised me to contact my local precinct and give a statement about whatMore »


Karl Knows Klass: Operation Lagerfeld Is Now In Motion

Attention, wanton young ladies everywhere (shit, are they talking about me?): Chanel is coming for you, and it isn’t going to be pretty. Well, maybe not quite, but police in the British town of Bolton are laying down the law with Operation Lagerfeld, a zero-tolerance plan targeting teenage girls “drinking in the streets in the… More »


France Launches A Massive Ad Campaign Targeting Owners Of Counterfeit Luxury Goods

The production of counterfeit luxury goods is a criminal offense, and designers have always been vocal in their condemnation of the practice. Last week, Prada chief executive officer (and Miuccia’s husband) Patrizio Bertelli stoked controversy when he shared his opinion on the matter, saying, “Fake goods aren’t totally bad; at least it created jobs at… More »


Do You Wear Pajamas In Public?

Do you wear your pajamas out in public? We’re asking because if you live in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and you want to run out to the mall in  your jammies, you might soon be breaking the law. That’s because local politician Michael Williams is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing a pajamas in… More »


Juror Faces Jail Time For Friend Requesting Defendant

Things not to do if you are a juror in a high profile case: friend request the defendant on Facebook. That’s exactly what British woman Joanne Fraill did and the action may just land her in jail for being in contempt of court. Fraill was a juror in a drug case with four defendants. After… More »


“Police Women of Broward County” Promises To Be The New “Cops”

“Bad girls, bad girls, whatchoo gonna do? Whatchoo gonna do when they come for you?” Or, more importantly, what you are going to do when the “Police Women of Broward County” come for you? A new reality TV show from TLC, this 10-part documentary series set in Broward County, Florida, reveals life on… More »


Who Gets The Dog After A Divorce?

Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common. When married pet owners divorce, the animal they shared often finds itself at the center of their split. Monthly support payments, visitation rights, restraining orders, custody battles, and legal fees: Sounds like the usual bitter divorce battle, right? Not so fast. This time Kramer v. Kramer… More »


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