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When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Jan 17, 2014<p>Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? <i>Crikey</i> intern <b>Broede</b> …

US politicians consider firing squads after Dennis McGuire execution

Two United States politicians say death row inmates should be executed by firing squad if opposition to capital punishment by pharmaceutical …

Pa. Court Throws Out Parts of Megan's Law

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out portions of the state's sex-offender registration law on Monday, telling lawmakers they violated the …

Republicans

A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States

Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws regulating what …

Associated Press News

The Most Misogynistic Law I've Ever Seen

When I was 18, I was raped.<p>Prior to this month, I could probably count the number of people that knew that about me on one hand. It isn't something I had ever wanted to discuss publicly, much less bring into my role as the leader of the Democrats in the Michigan Senate, but as Republicans in our …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Lifestyle<p>Lorna Fillingham Mum, Campaigner & Blogger<p>Anne Wafula Strike British Paralympian, author, and inspirational speaker born in Kenya, where she …

Why I've lent my voice to the death penalty abolition cause

In my adopted home, the US, capital punishment is still the norm in many states. After Troy Davis' execution, I had to take a stand<p>In the UK, it's the human rights violation that it's still socially acceptable to support: the death penalty. You can be pro-capital punishment and not get ejected from …

Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences

Court to decide constitutionality of cases like Quantel Lotts's – who as a teenager was handed a life sentence without parole<p>When Quantel Lotts was 17 he put together a makeshift tattoo gun using the motor of an old Walkman casette player and a stylus fashioned from a sharpened staple. Then he …

How America's death penalty murders innocents

The evidence is in: the US criminal justice system produces wrongful convictions on an industrial scale – with fatal results<p>The US criminal justice system is a broken machine that wrongfully convicts innocent people, sentencing thousands of people to prison or to death for the crimes of others, as …

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data | World news | theguardian.com

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989<p>• Highlights from our Reddit discussion with Ed Pilkington and James Liebman<p>A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold …

Gay marriage advocates draw up hit list of MPs

Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians, including Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Treasurer Joe …

LGBTQ

Tim Wilson's appointment as Human Rights Commissioner could see cuts to a program on school bullying

Tim Wilson's appointment as Human Rights Commissioner could see cuts to a program on school bullying as the Australian Human Rights Commission …

Rights & Freedoms

Disabled asylum seeker reunited with her family in community detention

An intellectually handicapped asylum seeker will be reunited with her family in community detention so she can be properly cared for by her relatives.<p>…

Australia

Court stalls asylum-seeker's removal

Faisal's deportation was stalled last week when lawyers sought a Federal Court injunction.<p>Today the Federal Court ruled his full appeal against …

Immigration

Alan Turing, Who Cracked Nazi Code, Gets Posthumous Pardon

British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack Nazi Germany's 'Enigma' code and laid the groundwork for modern computing, was pardoned on Tuesday, six decades after his conviction for homosexuality is said to have driven him to suicide.<p>Following his singular contributions toward winning the …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. As part of a research project at UC Irvine, …

Neurology

April Jones's family express dismay as Mark Bridger launches appeal

Former abattoir worker wants to challenge full-life term for murder of five-year-old girl<p>The family of April Jones, the five-year-old schoolgirl abducted and murdered by the former abattoir worker Mark Bridger, is facing fresh torment after the killer launched an appeal against his full-life …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

• Key official tells CBS 'it's worth having a conversation' • State Department and other key figures oppose deal<p>National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the …

Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels

“Drugs Aren’t a Foreign Policy Problem.”<p>You might think so for all the attention they get. As U.S. officials and commentators focus on events in …

Mexico

Hairy police clipped in court

Mr Kuyken alleged he had been discriminated against and his freedom of expression had been violated.<p>Lawyers for Chief Commissioner Ken Lay had argued …

Facial Hair

Taxi driver who raped drunk schoolgirl gets six years' jail

The teenager had been drinking vodka at a friend's house before sharing a taxi with a male friend to a railway station in Melbourne's east at about …

Crime

Children removed after generations of incest

The case has raised questions about how child protection authorities and the broader community failed to intervene to protect not just this …

'He is a victim': Puneet Puneet's family won't challenge fugitive son's extradition

In October 2008, Puneet, then 19, was driving at 150km/h with a blood alcohol reading of .165 when he lost control of his car and hit Gold Coast …

Crime

Newlywed couple murdered man 'because they wanted to kill together'

Elytte and Miranda Barbour alleged to have stabbed man 20 times after luring him to a meeting through Craigslist ad<p>A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.<p>Elytte Barbour told officers before his …