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 12 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 12th, 2016

Inmate Allowed to Meet Newborn Son Last week, we had not one, but two stories about pants. Remember Judge Amber Wolf, who called out prison officials who sent a woman to court without pants and denied her feminine hygiene products? The video of Wolf’s outrage and subsequent hammering of jailers garnered national attention, with the […]

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 05 Aug, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: August 5th, 2016

Pants and Christ You know it’s going to be a weird week when the first stories you read are about pants – more specifically, the lack thereof. Firstly, a defendant appeared in a Louisville, Kentucky court without any pants on. Judge Amber Wolf, as you can imagine, was perplexed, “Am I in the twilight zone?” […]

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 29 Jul, 2016

The science of victim-blaming — and how attorneys can fight back

Last month a former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was given a light jail sentence for sexual assault of an unconscious woman. A couple weeks ago, two black men — Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — were fatally shot by police, the first while immobilized and the second during a traffic stop. In these cases […]

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 29 Jul, 2016

Weekly Legal News Roundup: July 29th, 2016

Reagan Shooter To Be Released Failed assassin John Warnock Hinckley Jr is set to be released on August fifth, thirty-five years after he attempted to kill U.S. President Ronald Reagan. District Judge Paul Friedman of the District of Columbia ruled on July 27th that Hinckley is no longer a threat, as he doesn’t suffer from […]

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 22 Jul, 2016

The American Arbitration Crisis: Mandating Injustice

At the same time that the Supreme Court is upholding all-things-arbitration, buckets of evidence are surfacing about the arbitration system’s mind-boggling failures. State judges admit to backing the Supreme Court’s decisions only while holding their noses, while consumer advocate groups whip up public outcry to louder levels. This is a time for big questions: Where […]

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