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Did Led Zeppelin Steal the Opening Riff in "Stairway to Heaven?" - Law Street

Take a listen to these two songs. The first is easily recognizable as Led Zeppelin’s classic “Stairway to Heaven,” and has been hailed by fans and …

What Led to the Shooting Death of NFL Star Will Smith? - Law Street

Late Saturday, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was pronounced dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Smith, …

Advocating with a Passion: Why a Career in Public Interest Law is Worth Considering - Law Street

Sponsored Content<p>Are you mission-driven? Motivated by your devotion to a cause? Ready to make an impact on the world? Fueled by a desire to help …

DOJ Sues Ferguson, Missouri Over Police Reform - Law Street

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it will be filing suit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, after the city went back on a negotiated …

Justice

Julian Assange's Partial Victory: A UN Declaration with No Teeth - Law Street

At the end of last year, the United Nations launched a working group to discuss the “arbitrary detention” of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. …

Julian Assange

Should States Lower the Tampon Tax? - Law Street

This week the debate over the tampon tax has made its way to my favorite state–that’s right folks, we’re back to talking about Utah again! The …

Menstruation

Satanic Temple Pushes Phoenix to Ban Prayer at City Council Meetings - Law Street

In a close vote, Phoenix City Council members voted last week to ban the opening prayer at city council meetings, in an effort to block a group of …

City Politics

Beyond Sundance: What's Next for "The Birth of a Nation?" - Law Street

“The Birth of a Nation,” Nate Parker’s biopic of Nat Turner that examines the slave rebellion Turner led in 1831, had a week that was nothing short …

Film Festivals

Prostitution: Should The "World's Oldest Profession" Be a Profession? - Law Street

When the topic of prostitution comes up in conversation, most typically do not consider it a potential career option. Instead, we tend to think of …

Ciara Files $15 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Ex-Fiance Future - Law Street

In a world where over-the-top celebrity Twitter beefs are commonplace, we should never forget that you <i>can</i> still get in trouble for spreading lies …

Social Media

False Confessions and Sleep Deprivation: New Study Shows Worrisome Link - Law Street

False confessions happen, and they happen with a surprising and baffling frequency–approximately 25 percent of wrongful convictions involve some sort …

Research

"Bernie Sanders And Chill": Using Tinder as a Canvassing Tool - Law Street

If you’ve used the app Tinder, a match-making social app which allows you to “swipe right” on potential matches for a chance to chat with them, then …

Bernie Sanders

Let's Stop Using the P-Word as an Insult - Law Street

Monday night, Donald Trump was speaking to a crowd of supporters at a rally before New Hampshire’s primary. In response to a statement about his …

Bernie Sanders is a Hit on "Saturday Night Live" - Law Street

Fans who were excited by the prospect of Bernie Sanders appearing in this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” also featuring Larry David, were …

Middle-class

Feminist Gloria Steinem Faces Backlash From Bernie Supporters - Law Street

In an interview with comedian Bill Maher on Friday, feminist activist and bestselling author Gloria Steinem–along with her usual dose of humor-laced …

Feminism

"American Crime Story" Episode Two: The Bronco Chase - Law Street

On Sunday, 167 million people watched a white Bronco carry his team to victory. Then on Tuesday, a few million people watched a white Bronco carry a …

TV

Boko Haram and Widespread Terror in Nigeria: Where is the Outrage? - Law Street

The attacks in New York City on 9/11 brought together a nation that every year since has unified on social media and internet outlets under “#9/11” …

Africa

Beyoncé's Super Bowl Performance Causes Political Backlash - Law Street

Until now, I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to <i>dislike</i> Beyoncé. Yet somehow the internet proved me wrong this week when someone created the …

Music Videos

Dixville Notch: A Small Town On The Big Stage - Law Street

Dixville Notch. That’s the name of a small town in New Hampshire, and not, as you may have expected, the name of a Southern lawyer from the 1920s. …

New Hampshire

NFL Takes on Domestic Violence With Super Bowl PSA - Law Street

The NFL has traditionally received plenty of criticism for its handling of domestic violence–particularly when it comes to the league’s treatment of …

Domestic Violence

Are You an "American Crime Story" Fan? Check out Other Ways to Get your Fix - Law Street

This week “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” finally premiered and it was everything you’d expect. There was Lifetime-esque drama, …

Crime

What We Know About Nicole Lovell's Murder and the Role Kik Played - Law Street

It’s been a week since Nicole Lovell’s body was found on the side of North Carolina’s Highway 89, and yet there’s still so much we don’t know about …

Crime

OITNB's Taryn Manning is Suing New York for 2014 Arrest - Law Street

If you’ve watched the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black” you’ve seen Taryn Manning in the ensemble cast as Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett. The …

Civil Rights

Cops Recording Your Every Move For 10 Weeks Doesn't Violate The Constitution

New court ruling further blurs the line between new technologies and what constitutes lawful "searches."<p>A federal appeals court on Monday ruled it is not unconstitutional for law enforcement to set up a camera on a public utility pole and record a suspect's moves for 10 weeks straight.<p>Such …

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Shuts Down Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Haters

There is no one better than The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams to put Beyoncé’s conservative critics in their place.<p>Jessica Williams just went HAM on …

Jessica Williams

Hillary Clinton and Frank Fiorina snap photo together in N.H.

Carly Fiorina has often trotted out her relationship with her husband Frank as a way to slam Hillary Clinton, declaring at a debate last month, "Unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband.”<p>But on Tuesday it was Hillary who was spending time with Frank — with …

New Hampshire Educates Candidates About Addiction

Melissa Crews has always voted Democratic, though her husband is a staunch Republican. This year, the family split is coming to an end: Melissa is …

Vladimir Putin's Prototype Limo Could Be Yours For $1.2 Million, Negotiable

It was allegedly built as a prototype for Russian President Vladimir Putin but now it can be yours.<p>Maybachs? Passé. Rolls Royces? A dime a dozen. You want to roll in oligarch style? This is your ride. Say hello to the ZiL 4112R, a limo so premium, it was built for Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

Vladimir Putin

In an arguably long-overdue move, the Obama administration will appoint someone to ‘focus on coordinating cybersecurity across federal agencies’<p>The Kellogg cereal company, the state of Colorado and Cook County, Illinois, all have someone in charge of keeping the hackers out.<p>In 2016, the US …

The White House

How American tipping grew out of racism

In the US, restaurant servers work under a very different pay system than most people. Beyond a small hourly rate, their employers don’t pay their wages—customers do. Essentially, these workers have dozens of different bosses each day that individually decide how they should be compensated. And …