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NYPD cops accused of wrongdoing will have info in database

The NYPD has another layer of accountability to deal with — the Legal Aid Society has created a database of cops who behave badly.

Lawsuits: The legal department at McDonald's is...

The legal department at McDonald's is disputing a trademark from the Houston restaurant, Jus' Mac that serves only macaroni and cheese dishes and is locally-owned. McDonald's is basing their claim on the similarities between the word "mac" in the restaurant's...

Deferred-Action Immigration Status and Employer Alienage Discrimination

Over a week ago, the President extended “deferred-action” status to millions of people who faced deportation for residing in the US in violation of federal immigration law. (He then defended his legal authority to do so.) Around the same time,...

Court upholds Costa Mesa's limits on long-term motel stays

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents.

Crimean museums launch legal bid in Holland to recover treasures

5 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Four Crimean museums on Wednesday announced a joint legal bid to force a Dutch museum to hand back priceless treasures loaned to the art-house shortly before Russia's annexation of Crimea. "On November 19, four Crimean museums filedShow More Summary

Landlord seeks resolution on Christmas tree stand

A Manhattan landlord filed a suit to boot a Christmas tree stand from outside one of its buildings but later dropped the legal challenge.

DC Police Department Budgets Its Asset Forfeiture Proceeds Years In Advance

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Asset forfeiture may be the greatest scam perpetuated on the American people by their government -- and it's all legal. For the most part, assets seized translate directly to monetary or physical gains for the agencies doing the seizing, an act often wholly separated from any American ideals of due process. Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Slams Miss Jackson’s Lawsuit, Says Twin Abortion Drama Is Everybody’s Business

Public figures are allowed some private business…right? Floyd Mayweather Slams Shantel Jackson’s Invasion Of Privacy Claims Floyd Mayweather is taking a break from dropping bands on big booty shakers to address his ongoing legal issues with ex-fiance Shantel Jackson.

Attorney general appeals decision loosening concealed weapons rules

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The California attorney general Wednesday asked a full federal appeals court to review a controversial gun case in hopes the court will overturn a ruling by a three-judge panel that would make it easier for someone to legally carry a concealed weapon in public.

East Harlem homeowners nail developers in legal fight

Victory is theirs. Now, if they could only get their homes fixed.

Marijuana legalization backers anxious as costs mount, donors waver

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After decades helping lead the fight against the national war on drugs, Ethan Nadelmann recently joined thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here celebrating legalization — and found the scene kind of irritating.

Mining industry asks federal court to lift ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The American mining industry is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ban on new uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon in a legal battle with environmentalists over impacts on the premier U.S. park. In 2012, the Obama administration set aside for 20 years new mining claims and limited...

Gabriel Aubry Steps Out After Ex Halle Berry Takes Him to Court Over Daughter Nahla's Hair

Gabriel Aubrey steps out to run some errands on Wednesday (November 26) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 39-year-old model has been in another legal dispute with his ex Halle Berry over their daughter Nahla‘s hair. Gabriel reportedly wanted to straighten and lighten the six-year-old child’s hair and this upset Halle because she charged he was [...]

Texas official defends Nativity scene by accusing atheist of trying to ‘destroy’ Christmas

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Officials in Cherokee County, Texas face a possible legal challenge from a national atheists’ group after rejecting a local resident’s request for a humanist display alongside a Christian Nativity scene, the Houston Press reported. The American Humanist Association (AHA) told County...

Today, Vancouver Becomes the First North American City to Prescribe Heroin to Addicts Since the Drug War Began

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Diego Cervo/Shutterstock Vancouver's decision to legalize prescription heroin may be even more important than Washington State's legalization of marijuana. The United States poured a century's worth of hysteria and bad policy into ginning up the drug war. Show More Summary

The problem with eyewitness testimony

More on the legal process in the killing of Michael Brown. A host of psychological factors make eyewitness testimony far from reliable...The easiest way to sum up those factors is this: People are as a general matter actually quite bad at recalling accurately what they’ve witnessed, and, worse yet, they (we) tend to […]

The Justice Department’s Next Move

When a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, this did not mean that all of the legal questions had been resolved. While Brown may not be charged with a crime under Missouri law, a federal prosecution remains possible. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving roundup: YouTube URLs, Vine gets pushy and more

Since this Friday is a holiday (Black Friday is a legal holiday, isn’t it), I thought I’d do my weekly tidbit roundup a little early. Putting the YOU back in YouTube YouTube is making it possible to change your YouTube user name to something more fitting for your brand. This is huge because so many […]

Compassion and Choices Used Name From Brittany Maynard Sympathy Card for Assisted Suicide Petition

A woman who says she signed a sympathy card for Brittany Maynard says the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices took her name from the card and placed it on a petition to legalize assisted suicide. The pro-life advocate says she never signed a Compassion and Choices petition to support legalizing assisted suicide. Iowa Right […]

I Just Won A Major Lawsuit Against The Pentagon, When’s My IRS Audit?

I just won a landmark legal victory over the Pentagon yesterday. I’m forcing the Pentagon to release information that will prove they have cheated American small businesses out of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal subcontracts over the last 25 years. Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), I requested the most recent information [...]

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