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RGB says litigants are being denied opinions with 4-4 cases because of an 8-member court. That that means no precedents are set and essentially a Supreme Court review has been denied,Ginsburg told a gathering of court officials in upstate New York. One case this year was a First Amendment challenge to mandatory union fees by […]

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This is interesting: Snapchat is social media’s newest darling because it allows users to post videos using previously unavailable filters and snaps automatically delete after they are opened by the recipient. This has created a sense of urgency in users to view snaps once opened because they are available for a limited time. One of […]

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But a lot of the same people think the idea of everyone carrying guns is acceptable, too. Via Think Progress: Colorado Springs will pay back destitute people it illegally jailed because they couldn’t pay court fines, the city announced Thursday. The city will also discontinue its debtor’s prison policy, which violated both the U.S. Constitution […]

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Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt. It’s an easily ignored part of America’s financial system, in part due to a common attitude that people who don’t pay their debts deserve what’s coming to them. […]

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The Jesse Matthew case strikes a terrifying nerve for anyone especially parents of teenage girls. On March 2, 2016, Jesse Matthew entered a plea agreement with Albermarle County prosecutors for the 2014 murder of 18-year old Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of 20-year old Morgan Harrington. In exchange for pleading guilty, Matthew received four […]

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No no no not again

13-year-old boy killed for BB gun:

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The deck is greatly stacked against workers, so any actual reform should help: A new bill passed by Virginia’s state senate would require the Workers Compensation Commission authority to set fee schedules, the way many states already do. Hospitals, doctors, and healthcare providers would have pre-established fees to charge when treating workplace injuries. “Virginia has […]

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This story was co-published with The New Yorker. It is not subject to our Creative Commons license. In the late summer of 2009, lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission were preparing to bring charges in what they expected would be their first big crackdown coming out of the financial crisis. The investigators had been […]

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On Wednesday morning, Robert De Niro attended a virtual reality Storyscapes event held at the headquarters of the Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded. At one of the booths was a former prison inmate who spent three years in solitary confinement. As the Oscar winner walked by, the former inmate grabbed him and asked him […]

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Newsweek: In a major blow to gun companies, a judge in Connecticut on Thursday decided the lawsuit brought by 10 families affected by the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting will continue. The families are suing the maker, distributor and seller […]

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