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An Alabama Chief Justice Will Face Trial For Telling State Judges Not To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will go to trial in September for violating judicial ethics by rejecting his motion to dismiss the charges. More »


A Transcript Of Brock Turner’s Sentencing Hearing Reveals Why He Got Such A Light Sentence

The former Stanford swimmer convicted of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus was sentenced to only six months in jail, with the likelihood that he’ll get out after three months. More »


Matt Lauer Acts Smug While Interviewing Trayvon Martin’s Parents

I never thought I would agree with Tom Cruise about anything, but dammit if Matt Lauer isn’t the smuggest, most terrible interviewer. On Thursday’s “Today Show,” Matt Lauer interviewed Trayvon Martin’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. The interview starts out okay, and then Matt Lauer can’t contain his Matt Lauer-ness anymore. Of the jury,… More »


8 Positive Actions You Can Take In The Wake Of The Trayvon Martin Verdict

If your Facebook friends and Twitter buddies are anything like ours, then your feed’s been filled with lots of heartfelt posts and righteous anger around the Trayvon Martin verdict. This case and its verdict have had a powerful impact on people, and if there’s anything positive that has come out of the death of a… More »


Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he’d personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim’s vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning, realizing he’d done “something stupid and wrong.” The… More »


Pussy Riot: Everything You Need To Know About The Case That’s Rocking Russia

Back in February, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich — three members of the controversial Russian feminist band Pussy Riot — walked into Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior and engaged in a raucous performance at the church’s altar. Shedding their winter clothes, the girls, clad in colorful dresses and balaclavas, danced and jumped… More »