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.