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How The Ray Rice Case Could Bring Down A Federal Judge In Alabama

The incident occurred Aug. 9, when Fuller's wife Kelli told police he had hit her in the mouth several times, pulled her hair, and dragged and kicked her during an argument at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. The two had reportedly been fighting because Kelli thought he was having an affair with a law clerk. …

Why Pot Companies Can't File For Bankruptcy

The Denver Post recently reported on a bankruptcy judge's decision to dismiss a bankruptcy petition filed by a Denver marijuana business owner on the grounds that pot is illegal under federal law.<p>The problem is that federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases, which enable …

Donald Trump Threatens To Sue After Accidentally Tweeting A Picture Of Serial Killers

Donald Trump has threatened to sue a Twitter user who tricked him into posting a photo of serial killers Fred and Rose West.<p>The user contacted Trump early Monday asking him to retweet a photo of his parents, whom he claimed had been inspired by Trump throughout their lives.<p>He later tweeted, "Some …

On Saturday, Sept. 13, UVA Sophomore Hannah Graham Disappeared

While there are still no firm answers about the UVA student's disappearance, weeks later there is now a clearer picture of what may have happened that night.<p>On the night of Friday, Sept. 12, Graham had been out drinking with friends — moving over the course of the night between a student housing …

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Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter

“The Circle” scared me into going off social media — and finally being alone with my thoughts<p>I get a sort of high when people retweet me. Let’s be honest: We all do. It’s pretty human to want to be liked, and more important, to be paid attention to.<p>But last month, two things happened that made me …

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a new scientific study back you up, but only if your reading material is literary fiction – pulp fiction or non-fiction will not do.<p>Psychologists David Comer Kidd and …

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Arian Foster taking on NCAA, admits receiving money while at Tennessee

The ex-Volunteer makes the case for players being better taken care of financially.<p><i>Update: Foster at Texans practice Friday:</i><p><i>Safe to say his position is clear.</i><p>Tennessee is already dealing with a Yahoo! Sports report alleging illicit payments to players in recent years, and former Vol running back …

NCAA touts amateurism rules over open market, but which is more corrupt?

The argument for maintaining amateurism in college sports is weak, weaker than NCAA President Mark Emmert’s second chin when he intones disingenuous nonsense like, “If you’re going to come to us, you’re going to be a student.” This weekend, Texas A&M will make another few hundred thousand dollars …

Report: Von Miller, urine collector teamed up to cheat NFL system

Denver BroncoslinebackerVon Millertried to cheat theNFL's drug-testing program with the help of the person assigned to collect his urine sample, according to anESPNreport.<p>Miller, who was second in the league with 18 1/2 sacks last season, had been suspended for the first six games -- inexplicably, …

Niners' Aldon Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to San Jose …

NFL secretly sued M.I.A. for $1.5 million over middle finger stunt

The National Football League has launched a secret all-out legal blitz against rapper “M.I.A.” over her now-infamous middle finger extension during …

The Wheels Of Justice Turn Slowly For Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor was murdered on November 27, 2007. To give you some perspective on that date, just consider the following. In 2007, Above the Law was a …

You Won’t See This on TV

Sep 19, 2013<p>20 Min read time<p>The truth about America's broken criminal justice system is significantly more interesting than scriptwriters’ …

Report: Gale Sayers sues NFL

Former Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers has sued the NFL, becoming the latest former player to hold the league accountable for health problems …

CAA & Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Sued For $12M By Producer Over DMV Reality Series

Producer Hedda Muskat claims that CAA and Ashton Kutcher’s production company deceived her and pushed her out as Co-Executive Producer on a reality …

JPMorgan Exposed Social Security Numbers On Mailing About Bank's Privacy Efforts, Lawsuit Claims

By Dena Aubin<p>NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit accusing it of printing Social Security numbers on the outsides of form letters mailed to customers to tell them about the bank's efforts to protect their private information.<p>Filed on …

History Meets the Strangest Animated GIFs

OAKLAND, Calif. — In an era of ubiquitous photography and advanced editing, it’s fun to look back on old images and bring new techniques to play with …

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Major Labels Unite in Lawsuit Against SiriusXM

Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings and Warner Music Group are suing the satellite radio giant for broadcasting pre-1972 recordings without …

Six Flags Sued Over Texas Giant Death, Coaster Will Reopen This Weekend

<b>ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) –</b> The family of the woman who fell to her death while riding a roller coaster has filed a lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas.<p>…

Speech And Consequences

Speech has consequences. It ought to.<p>In America, we have an elaborate set of laws strictly limiting the government's ability to inflict those …

UNC prof ignites 4th Amendment debate after being pulled over by fire truck

When a North Carolina firefighter switched on the siren atop his Chapel Hill Fire Department truck to get a driver he suspected of being impaired to pull over, he probably didn't expect to ignite a constitutional debate.<p>But that's exactly what has happened. The woman Fire Lt. Gordon Shatley pulled …

New York City Asks Court To Dismiss NYPD Muslim Surveillance Lawsuit

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly have responded to a lawsuit seeking to halt the department's Muslim surveillance program, admitting that the police force spied inside mosques and on a Muslim preacher but asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit.<p>In a Tuesday …

How Today's Computers Weaken Our Brain

At 10 <i>P.M.</i> on September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka, then a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer, sat down at his typewriter in Prague and began to write. He wrote and wrote, and eight hours later he had finished “Das Urteil” (“The Judgment”).<p>Kafka wrote in his diary, “I was hardly able to pull my legs out from …

Cuckolded Attorney Sues Ex-Fiancée For Behavior ‘Intolerable In a Civilized Society’

If your response to someone cheating on you is to file a lawsuit, then you have something in common with the lawyer at the center of this story.<p>After …