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Cops Recording Your Every Move For 10 Weeks Doesn't Violate The Constitution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled it is not unconstitutional for law enforcement to set up a camera on a public utility pole and record a suspe...

An Open Letter to Sexual Assault Victims

Jill Amery | Posted 02.05.2016 | Crime
Jill Amery

It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.

Even Senators Have To Deal With Jury Duty

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants you to know that even our top elected officials get called for jury duty. McCaskill, who served as a prosecutor e...

Kansas Secretary Of State Loses Battle For Stricter Voter Registration -- Again

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A district state judge declared Friday that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has overstepped his legal authority by implementing a dual voter re...

Judith Kaye, First Woman To Lead New York's Highest Court, Dies

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Judith S. Kaye, the first woman to serve as New York's chief judge, died Wednesday night, according to an official statement. She was 77....

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Black Cat Wheeled Into Court To Keep Nervous Owner Calm

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News

A black cat had his day in court after a judge allowed him to accompany his nervous owner into the dock. Taylor -- of a notoriously unlucky color -- ...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Charlie Brown Voice Actor Pleads Guilty to Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Crime

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Don't Blame The New York Judge Who Referred Alleged Cop Killer To A Drug Program

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

A New York judge is taking on the mayor and police chief over a decision he made last year -- and it turns out the law is on his side. Manhattan Supre...

Shannen Doherty Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Insists It Could Have Been Avoided

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Shannen Doherty revealed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. The actress stated in court d...

This Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch Is Giving The Internet Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

Tom Brady appeared in a federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday as part of his lawsuit against the NFL over his four-game Deflategate suspen...

Illinois Constitution Is for Rule of Law, Not Political Benefits

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's nothing mysterious or complicated about the Illinois Constitution's directive on state expenditures. They all must be defined by the General Assembly. Without an appropriation, there is no authority to spend.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

Joe Navarro | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
Joe Navarro

I don't know if the statements made by Mr. Durst in the HBO documentary will be admitted in a future trial or even if they are needed. What I can say from experience is this: We should not be surprised when people make utterances that inculpate them in crimes.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

The Public, Race, and a Jury of Your Peers

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Last year's jury decisions in racially-charged investigations were only the most recent to reveal the schism in the country's perceptions of how race intersects with justice. From the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archives, here is a look back over more than twenty years of data on race and the jury system.

Divorce Confidential: Child Testimony in Divorce Proceedings

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In litigated custody battles, clients sometimes ask if their child can testify. This is undoubtedly tempting, especially if your child is saying he or she wants to spend more time with you than your ex-spouse. However tempting, there are a few things you need to consider.

'Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Stories of 2014'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.

Jury Selection Begins In Arias Penalty Retrial

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a...

Divorce Confidential: Potential Risks When Litigating Move-Aways in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

For my last installment in this three-part move-away series, I am going to explore the potential risks that you may face when you decide to litigate a move-away motion in court.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The amount you're suing for will determine which court you'll go to, but in most cases you'll wind up in small claims court. Rules and compensation limits for small claims court vary by state, so ask your small claims clerk about local fees and rules.

Perry Case Complicates Boehner's Lawsuit

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are going to be arguing one thing for Perry, and the exact opposite for Obama. This is going to become more and more obvious to all concerned.