2015 Precap By Peter Funt The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. 1 – President Obama ushers [...] The post 2015 Precap appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
Following up on my previous posts on whether today's law students are too sensitive to study rape law or take exams in the wake of the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island (links below): Above the Law, Controversial Exam Question At UCLA Law ?Sparks Outrage Campus Reform,...
Allegheny County, Pa. jury on Friday convicted woman who said she paid to have neighbor's pet put to sleep because the animal was being neglected
Last summer. the deaths of 20 dogs at the Green Acre kennel in Gilbert, Arizona became a national cause when it appeared the animals were intentionally confined to a room and left to die in the sweltering summer heat. The case took on political implications when the son and daughter-in-law of Sen. Show More Summary
There’s no solid evidence yet that videotaping every encounter with police will actually deter crime or accidental shootings. The post Cameras on Cops: the Jury’s Still Out appeared first on The Good Men Project.
As we approach the lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury at the UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada -- one with serious title implications for both combatants -- the promotion is giving mixed martial arts (MMA) fans a taste of what's to come with full fight "best of" videos from each fighter. Show More Summary
Had Simon & Garfunkel written "Sound of Silence" in September of 2014, they would have sure included the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, where the venue went full pin drop after Myles Jury improved his undefeated record to 15-0 by planishing hometown hero Takanori Gomi (recap). Show More Summary
Within hours of the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island, protests erupted across America. Sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent, they brought the issue of race and policing to the front burner once again. The heat has now ignited a man who assassinated two New York police officers in a fit of calculated retaliation. Show More Summary
And it might happen sooner, rather than later, if "Cowboy" can get through Miles Jury at UFC 182. Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, and top contender, Donald Cerrone, are both enjoying...Show More Summary
Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle, will appeal a $1.8-million verdict against her husband's estate, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A federal jury found Kyle's estate liable for defamation earlier this year, finding in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura who...
Eastman Chemical Co. v. Plastipure, Inc., 2014 WL 7271384, No. 13–51087 (5 th Cir. Dec. 22, 2014) A jury found that Plastipure (and defendant CertiChem) engaged in false advertising (discussed here). The court of appeals affirmed the entry of an injunction. Show More Summary
The two-and-a-half year saga of Luka Magnotta has come to an end. The former porn star has been convicted by a Montreal jury of the killing of Jun Lin, a Chinese exchange student he met via Craigslist in May 2012. The story was an especially gruesome one. Not content to have just murdered Lin, Magnotta dismembered his […]
In two recent high-profile cases—the Ferguson grand jury and the Torture Report—formal remedies carefully followed the letter of the law while ignoring its spirit.
When the grand jury failed to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner's death, I thought somehow, somewhere along my legal path I had missed something. For a long moment, I navigated the crevices of my brain--my criminalShow More Summary
The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect on violent crime and modest effects on other types of crime. We also know this from our own observations of...
A career in prize fighting is one where the total sum of wins, dollars earned and recognition gained typically dictates how successful a fighter's time spent in the realm of combat sports is viewed. Much like its peers, mixed martial...Show More Summary
Houston cop cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man; victim's family disappointed http://t.co/TcdJM8aMEG pic.twitter.com/GubuqpLrHG — Yahoo Canada News (@YahooCanadaNews) December 23, 2014
A grand jury in Houston decided on Tuesday not to indict a police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a case that has been placed into a national debate about the role race plays in police interactions with the public. After months of testimony, the grand jury decided not to...
A grand jury has cleared Houston Police officer Juventino Castro in the shooting death of Jordan Baker. The 28-year-old black father’s family believes he was profiled when he was stopped for looking “suspicious” just before he was shot dead by the officer. Burnt Orange Report reports: Jordan Baker, a young black man, a father, a [...]
Emily Herx never imagined that she could lose her job for trying to get pregnant. But after working for more than seven years as a literature and language arts teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana, she was shocked to learn that her...Show More Summary