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The Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis -- where authors read their texts in front of an audience and are publicly judged by a jury -- concluded with Nora Gomringer taking the prize with her text Recherche (warning ! dreaded pdf format ! and: German !).

Flashback: Story of 1919 Black Sox scandal still resonates

The front page headline of the Aug. 3, 1921, Chicago Daily Tribune blared: "Jury Frees Baseball Men."

Trust a big issue in race to replace scandal-plagued Schock

The latest fallout of Aaron Schock's inglorious descent from up-and-coming politician to the subject of a federal grand jury investigation takes place Tuesday, when central Illinois primary voters will decide the nominees who will vie to replace the former congressman.

Investor Indicted for Bid-Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Ramin Rad "Ray" Yeganeh Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Bid-Rigging And Fraud At Public Foreclosure Auctions

Weekend Roundup: How Will Greece Take Its Hemlock?

Ancient Greece was not only the birthplace of democracy, but also a deathbed of reason when a jury of 500 citizens condemned Socrates to die by hemlock poisoning for his impious attitude toward the order of the day. Defiant to the end, the philosopher voluntarily drank the poison himself in a suicidal display of dignity. Show More Summary

Seattle Jury Acquits Protesters Who Blocked Highway 99 on MLK Day; Juror Says The Action Was Free Speech

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"We are responding to the call from Black leaders," the protesters said in a statement, "locally and nationally, to show up in solidarity and disrupt business as usual. We wish to lift up the demands issued out of Ferguson. Ansel Herz On...Show More Summary

French mom sentenced for murder of 8 newborns

A jury determined the 51-year-old married woman's judgment was impaired when killed the children

Judge hires lawyer to threaten court over jury summons

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Sedgwick County, Kansas District Judge Michael Hoelscher retained counsel to threaten Judge Eric Melgren with a subpoena for insisting that he show up in person when summoned for jury service. Read the rest

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton could face felony indictment: prosecutor

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Special prosecutors will ask a Texas grand jury as early as this month to indict the state’s attorney general on first-degree felony charges for suspected securities laws violations, one of the prosecutors said on Thursday. A spokesman for Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican who came to...

Some Judges Show Up for Jury Duty. Some Don't. And Some Lawyer Up.

"Some" is probably the wrong word in that last sentence, because I'd be surprised if this has ever happened before. But it did happen recently in the federal District of Kansas, according to this order by Judge Eric Melgren (thanks,... Show More Summary

iTunes Match via Apple Music isn’t an improvement, and may ruin your existing library

Apple Music was designed to give us a central place for all of our music. A big part of that missive is iCloud, and the fiddly iTunes Match, which now resides in Apple Music. Did iTunes Match improve, though? The jury is still out. Though...Show More Summary

Moscow critics give their award to the last-placed pianist

Many thought the French pianist Lucas Debargue was the brightest talent at the Tchaikovsky Competition. But the piano jury placed him last. The Moscow Music Critics Association decided this was an injustice. They award a prize is ‘to the pianist whose performance at the Competition has become an event of genuine musical significance, and whose […]

3 Times When It Makes Sense to Get an LLM

A Juris DoctFor is a terminal degree. Not because it kills you, though it might, but because it's the highest level of degree awarded in legal studies. So what do you do if a J.D. just isn't enough? You go down one -- to a Master of Laws, or......

Phillip Chism Says Jury Pool ‘Poisoned’ Against Him In Colleen Ritzer Rape And Murder Trial

Phillip Chism, is on trial for the rape and murder of his math. The 16-year-old alleged strangled, sexually assaulted, and then slit the throat of Colleen Ritzer, 24. Chism as requested a change of venue in the Massachusetts murder trial...Show More Summary

Robin Thicke: 'I Know the Difference Between Inspiration and Theft'

Robin Thicke maintained that he did not plagiarize Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" when he co-wrote "Blurred Lines" in his first interview since a jury decided otherwise. "I know the difference between inspiration and theft," he recently told The New York Times. "I’m constantly inspired, but I would...

Oklahoma judge orders grand jury investigation of Tulsa sheriff’s office

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday ordered a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, which has been under scrutiny since a white reserve sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a black suspect in April. Judge Rebecca Nightingale issued the order after an activist group submitted a...

Oregon Bank Officers Indicted

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diana Yates, former Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Oswego (Oregon), Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Oswego, Naples, Florida, were indicted by a grand jury and...Show More Summary

C.J. Spillman officially charged with sexual assault

C.J Spillman has been officially charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident at the Dallas Cowboys team hotel last September. According to Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, a grand jury indicted Spillman on sexual assault chargers on Monday. The incident allegedly occurred at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in…

Explaining Embarrassing Emails

Mr. Frisch showed the jury an e-mail Mr. Shutran sent in response to a note congratulating him on his work on the refinancing. “No problem,” Mr. Shutran replied, “I spend most days bulls—ing people.”“Is that so?” Mr. Frisch asked in court. Show More Summary

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