Law & Society
Why Have 26 Workers In Bahrain Committed Suicide This Year?
July 11 2012 4:07 PM
More than 100 Indian laborers are trapped in Bahrain over a wage dispute with Nass Corporation. Some have no money to support their families in India and no hope of escape.
Facing Popular Revolt, Europe Rejects Treaty To Fight Copyright Infringement
July 04 2012 11:11 AM
The European Parliament rejected Wednesday the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, an international treaty that aims to standardize intellectual property and copyright enforcement efforts digitally and physically across signatory countries.
Apple Finally Settles iPad Trademark Dispute in China; Proview Accepts $60 Million
July 02 2012 10:34 AM
Apple's two-year-long trademark battle with Proview Technology over the use of the name iPad has finally come to a close. The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer giant has reportedly agreed to pay the Chinese electronics maker $60 million to settle the dispute of ownership, which will removes any further obstacles to selling its popular line of tablets in China.
Tough Luck: Crime Fighter Bumps Into Retail Theft Suspect In Casino
June 29 2012 3:03 PM
Unbeknownst to the 54-year-old Kentucky resident, gambler and accused grand theft shoplifter, just a short walk away from the New Orleans casino he was sitting in recently was a veritable who's who of anti-theft officials for some of the largest retail chains in the country.
John Roberts Shocks Republicans, But His Record Shows Flexibility
June 28 2012 8:33 PM
Chief Justice John Roberts was the deciding factor in preserving Obamacare this morning. He's thought of as a conservative but is that the truth?
Apple Workers 'Engaging In Racial Profiling' By Refusing Sale To Farsi Speakers: NIAC
June 21 2012 2:54 PM
The National Iranian American Council joined the Council of American-Islamic Relations in denouncing Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and asserted that Apple Store employees who have refused to sell iPads and other products to customers speaking Farsi, the language of Iran, have been clearly engaging in racial profiling.
Apple Silent On Workers Refusing Sale To Farsi Speakers, Talking To CAIR
June 21 2012 12:17 PM
The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it's talking to Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) about an official response to reports employees have been refusing to sell iPads and products to customers speaking Farsi, the Iranian national language.
The Quick And the Dead: Legal Battle Keeps Carroll Shelby's Body In Dallas Morgue Limbo
June 19 2012 2:33 PM
Legendary racing driver and muscle car builder Carroll Shelby is no longer quick, in both senses of the word, as a weird legal battle between his children and the last of his seven wives for possession of his remains has left his body stationary chilling in a Dallas County morgue, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
Georgia May Kill Adopt A Highway Program To Keep KKK Out Of It
June 13 2012 1:27 PM
The Georgia Department of Transportation denied an application by the Ku Klux Klan to participate in the state's Adopt A Highway program, but the roadside volunteer cleanup program may have to come to an end to permanently block the hate group.
Illinois' Same-Sex Couples Sue For Right To Marry
May 30 2012 11:24 AM
The American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT group Lambda Legal will file lawsuits to challenge Illinois' same-sex marriage ban.
Supreme Court Dodges Cases Testing Boundaries Of Taser Use
May 29 2012 5:27 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court let an appeals court ruling stand that said police used excessive force when tasering two women, though the officers had immunity from lawsuits.
Miami Cannibal Rudy Eugene: Gruesome Photos Of The Zombie Attack Surface On The Internet [PICTURES]
May 29 2012 2:14 PM
The Internet has been abuzz with the shocking news out of Miami, after a homeless man named Rudy Eugene was discovered in a zombie-like state as he chomped on another man's face and neck before being shot and killed by police. Three never-before-seen photos of the crime scene, including pictures of the victim and the assailant after the attack, are at the bottom of the page.
Appeals Court Reignites Religious Row Over Ten Commandments In North Dakota
May 29 2012 1:50 PM
An atheist and agnostic group in North Dakota won the right to sue over a decades-old Ten Commandments display in Fargo.
Women Soldiers Sue To Scrap U.S. Military Combat Ban
May 24 2012 3:29 PM
Two U.S. Army reservists say the ban on women serving in combat roles violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
AG Holder Defends Embattled Voting Rights Act
May 23 2012 2:57 PM
As the 1965 Voting Rights Act comes under fire from Republican lawmakers and conservative justices on the Supreme Court, Holder explains why it's still needed to fight inequality at the polls.
Thomas Langenbach: SAP Executive Arrested In False Barcode Scheme, Resold Stolen Lego Boxes on eBay
May 22 2012 5:26 PM
Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Thomas Langenbach, the vice president of SAP -- a top maker of business management software solutions based in Palo Alto, Calif. -- was found scanning boxes upon boxes of Lego toys before purchasing them. Little did anyone know, Langenbach was actually engaged in a giant scam.
Supreme Court To Decide Whether U.S. Foreign Surveillance Challenge Can Proceed
May 21 2012 3:46 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether attorneys, journalists and human rights groups have standing to challenge the government's expanded power to spy on international communications.
State AGs Urge Supreme Court To Back Montana's Corporate Money Ban [READ BRIEF]
May 21 2012 1:20 PM
Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.
NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy Altered Amid Class Action Suit
May 18 2012 4:30 PM
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made some changes to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that disproportionally affects young black and Latino men.
US Sen. John McCain Trashes Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling [READ BRIEF]
May 18 2012 2:02 PM
Sen. John McCain, the Republican author of a bipartisan campaign-finance law at the heart of the Citizens United case, filed a brief with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse urging U.S. Supreme Court justices to uphold a Montana anti-corruption law that bans independent corporate political spending.