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New law lets California students under 21 taste alcohol in the classroom

If you're under 21 in California, congratulations, you can legally drink! But, there's a catch: you must be at least 18, enrolled in an accredited beer-brewing or winemaking class, and you can only swish the drink around and not actually swallow. Show More Summary

Donald Sterling and Steve Ballmer meet to talk about Clippers sale

Donald Sterling, in the middle of legal battles he hopes would overturn the pending sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, met with the former Microsoft CEO Monday afternoon. In the midst of legal turbulence in which Los Angeles Clippers...Show More Summary

What Are You Doing This Week? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O: "I wanna smoke some purple kush (that I bought legally last week, at a real legal weed store!) and then go see 'This is Your VCR on Drugs' at the Grand Illusion on Thursday." Paul Constant: "I'm going to a lot of previews for...Show More Summary

Donald Sterling Meets With Steve Ballmer Over Sale of Clippers

Donald Sterling is now willing to talk about selling the team over which he's waging legal war... because he just met with Steve Ballmer to talk about the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.Ballmer went to Sterling's Beverly Hills estate Monday at 3…

Blue-State Disgrace

Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the...Show More Summary

Another Breastfeeding Mother Shamed As Principal Writes A Letter Asking Her To ‘Use Discretion’

Breastfeeding is legal, there is no disputing that fact. But as long as the milk has to flow freely from the nipple - which is, of course, forever - there will be someone who has a problem with it. People do not like nipples - they especially do not like their own children exposed to nipples. Show More Summary

Cigarette Taxes and What they Mean for Legal Marijuana

Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed products in American but in the future legal marijuana could easily end up with a tax rate on par with cigarettes or even surpassing them. To understand why, you need to look at the current dynamics surrounding cigarette taxes.

Squatters' Rights: Nightmare AirBnB Guest in Palm Springs Refuses to Leave

In addition to the fact that AirBnB is likely not legal in your neighborhood, another potential downside to the vacation rental service is that you might have to take renters to court to evict them. Business Insider reports on...

Chris Kluwe will file lawsuit against Vikings on Wednesday

The former NFL punter will begin his legal offensive this week. Chris Kluwe will officially file his lawsuit against the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, the former punter's attorney told the Pioneer Press on Monday. Clayton Halunen,Show More Summary

The American Royalties Too Act: Are Artist Resale Royalties a Reality?

11 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Artist royalties are, and have always been, notoriously under-legislated. This past Tuesday, however, we saw an important tipping point for legal change.

EU Advocate General Urges European Court of Justice to Drop Gay Blood Donation Ban

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

France is reconsidering its lifetime ban on gay men donating blood following a legal assertion that the policy amounted to widespread discrimination. The current law states that “persons whose sexual behaviour puts them at high risk of acquiring severe infectious...

#twitterpurge: A Worst-Case Scenario That Proves Twitter Needs to Take Responsibility For Its Platform

#twitterpurge: it’s a hashtag that trended on Twitter over the weekend and remains popular today, inspired by The Purge, a movie that depicts a world in which all crime is legal for one night every year. A slew of awful people took the idea of applying the concept to Twitter as their cue to spend an hour posting anything they wanted on the platform. Show More Summary

First Look Media will fund appeal of Glenn Greenwald’s partner

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

First Look Media First Look Media announced Monday that the company is establishing a fund dedicated to the legal defense of the press and its allies across the globe — starting with a case related to one of the company’s most prominent...Show More Summary

Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide

Welcome everyone, this is the final Summer 2014 simulcast guide. We encourage Vicers in the community to view anime legally whenever possible. For this season, I have FUNimation, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Niconico, Wakanim UK, and HULUsimulcasts...Show More Summary

Google Targets ‘Pirate’ Searches to Promote Legal Content

Google is promoting legal movie services to people who search using piracy related keywords such as torrent, BitTorrent, DVDrip and Putlocker. In what appears to be a bid to steer pirates on a straight course, prominent ad banners are placed above search results, pointing people to Google Play, Netflix, Hulu and other video platforms. Show More Summary

Report: Sherri Shepherd’s Estranged Husband Will Sue If She Doesn’t Step Up To Motherhood

Sherri Shepherd’s estranged husband, Lamar Sally, will sue the talk show host if she doesn’t mother the child she is expecting via surrogate. Sally is attempting to legally force Shepherd to assume parental responsibilities and a relationship with the unborn child.

Dan Markel

Absolutely horrible news about one of the most valuable legal writers in the known blogosphere. R.I.P. and condolences to his friends and family.

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

The NSA sits at the nexus of violations of both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments with a legal dodge called Parallel Construction. Parallel Construction is a technique used by law enforcement to hide the fact that evidence in a criminal case originated with the NSA. Show More Summary

It's Time to Destroy the Notion of Corporate Personhood

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The United States in the only country in the world that recognizes corporations as persons. It's a so-called "legal fiction" that's meant to uphold the rights of groups and to smooth business processes. But it's a dangerous concept that's gone too far — and could endanger social freedoms in the future. Read more...

Racial Discrimination Continues at the Development Banks Hobbling Efforts to Meet the MDGs in 2015

Recently, the Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the problem of racial discrimination at the World Bank. Jackson wrote that the Bank's legal immunities from civil lawsuits in the countries where it operates have allowed it to perpetuate racially discriminatory hiring practices without sanction from the courts. Show More Summary

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