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‘Justice for Laquan!’ Demonstrators Chant, as Chicago Officer Is Convicted of Murder

For some residents, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of Laquan McDonald became a proxy for years of anger over police mistreatment of black Chicagoans.

History | The Constitution

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Weekly Column - Will Accusations Ruin America?

It was sad but not surprising to hear liberal CNN commentator Chris Cuomo say that the presumption of innocence should only apply to court cases, not the court of public opinion in America. Think about that for a moment. That means that any unproven accus

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Why (and How) California Is Destroying Mountains of Weed | WIRED

How exactly do you obliterate potentially tens of thousands of pounds of cannabis across the state? Not unlike how you get rid of yard trimmings.

Politics | Law

Complete Misdemeanor Illinois Handbook - Class A, B, C

Your complete resource for Misdemeanor Illinois questions. Learn about the crimes, penalties and expungement options for Class A, Class B, and Class C Misdemeanors in Illinois.

Politics | Politics

Actually, hate speech is protected speech - LA Times

Here are the most popular slogans about speech, and why they're wrong

Sports | Cycling

This Has Got To Stop!

Two cyclists are killed every day in the U.S. at the hands of drivers. We looked at data from riders like you, the media, and law enforcement to find out what we can do about it.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How Bunker Hill Lost its Victorians

How did all the grand mansions of Bunker Hill get demolished? Blame a 1949 law that pushed forward the agenda of "redevelopment."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Stop Treating Marijuana Like Heroin

It’s time to encourage a lot more research on marijuana, and to remove it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.

News | That's News to Me

California becomes first state to formalize the practice of lane splitting - LA Times

Update on 'Essential Politics: Senate leader concerned about legalizing pot, California's 911 system running out of money'

Politics | Other Politics

Criminal charges against Clinton could have set new legal standard

Extreme carelessness isn’t criminal, at least when it comes to handling classified information.

That’s the consensus of experts in national security law, who weren’t surprised that the FBI isn’t recommending an indictment for Hillary Clinton and her staff related to her use of a private email server, saying such a move would have set a bold new standard for such cases.

News | Interesting Stories

LA Parking Restrictions Also Confusing To City Parking Engineers

A parking management engineer says they do not have a "comprehensive database" of which parking restrictions correspond with which streets.

News | News

Supreme Court gives broader immunity to police using deadly force in chases

The Supreme Court made it harder Monday to sue police for using deadly force against fleeing suspects, ruling that officers are immune from lawsuits unless it is “beyond debate” that a shooting was unjustified and clearly unreasonable.

History | History

Constitutionally, Slavery Is No National Institution - The New York Times

It is one of the most destructive falsehoods in American history to say otherwise. The Civil War began over a simple question: Did the Constitution of the United States recognize slavery — property in humans — in national law?

News | Abortion

Judge Blocks Videos of Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Sales

Judge Blocks Release of Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood's Baby Parts Sales

News | In The News

Ginsburg: Liberal Justices Make A Point To Speak With One Voice : It's All Politics : NPR

Being in one opinion is important, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday. "If you want to make sure you're read, you do it together, and you do it short," she said.

Politics | Op-Ed

Time for the States to Declare Independence From the Federal Government - Breitbart

One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, it is becoming increasingly clear that there are two Americas—one where the principles of constitutionally limited government and individual liberty are still revered, the other where statism a

News | In The News

Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor in Manson trial, dies at 80 | abc7.com

Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial who went on to write the best-selling true-crime book, "Helter Skelter," has died. He was 80.

News | The News

California continuing its quest to brand all men as rapists | WashingtonExaminer.com

Last year California passed a law that defined nearly all sex on college campuses as rape unless proven otherwise. Now, in addition to making it easier to label someone a rapist for just about every sexual encounter, state legislators want to go further t

Music | Music News

How Marvin Gaye's Family Reacted to 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

The family of late musician Marvin Gaye is hopeful for harmony.

Business & Finance | Business

Samsung ordered to pay $16 million to a guy who admits he didn't invent Bluetooth

It's a mixed-up crazy world when it comes to US patent law.

The most recent case is a $15.7 million verdict against Samsung over Bluetooth — even though the winner admitted in court that he had nothing to do with the invention of Bluetooth.

Advice & Self-Help | Collaborative Divorce Resources

About Collaborative Law

Collaborative practice is a powerful and effective way for people to reach fair solutions and resolve differences.

Business & Finance | Business

What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents | TechCrunch

Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups need to execute basic..

News | News

First US terrorism trial against Palestinian Authority begins today - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post

Dozens of survivors of the attacks may testify in a trial, expected to last up to three months.

Politics | From CNN

James Brady's death ruled a homicide, police say

Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was directly related to wounds he sustained in the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and authorities are now investigating it as a homicide, police told CNN on Friday.

News | In The News

Jury finds Dodgers negligent in Bryan Stow case

A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury.

News | NEWS

Supreme Court: Cops can't search your cell phone without a warrant

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that police will now be required to obtain a search warrant before they can access the cell phone of an individual they arrest, barring extreme circumstances su...