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Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Secrets to a Successful Summer Rental

Andrew M. Lieb | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Andrew M. Lieb

With the prime summer rental month of August fast approaching, here are some areas that every summer rental landlord and tenant should consider.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

How to Taint a Jury Pool

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 06.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Steve Bevilacqua

Jury duty is a pain in the ass. Even the most civic-minded citizens I know consider it a pain in the ass. Last week, Madonna got in hot water for bl...

A Camera in the Court

Josh Lipsky | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media
Josh Lipsky

Unlike Congress or the White House, no cameras are allowed inside the Supreme Court. Every few years C-SPAN dutifully submits a request to the Chief Justice for access and every few years that request is summarily dismissed.

Jodi Arias Can Still Face Death Penalty

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge denied a motion from Jodi Arias' defense team this week to have the death penalty removed as a sentencing option for the woma...

The Death of Tax Preparer Regulation - Finding a Good Tax Preparer Just Got a Little Bit Harder

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined to file a petition with the Supreme Court to appeal a recent series of rulings thereby s...

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

How to Get Paid for Your Work When Companies Don't Pay You

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 07.06.2014 | Money
Gini Graham Scott

You can do many things if you feel wronged by a company that doesn't pay you. And feel free to share your experience here, as a forum for sharing grievances and learning what people did that was successful.

A Possible Revolution In Criminal Prosecution

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded cour...

The American Flag T-Shirt Case: It's Not About Patriotism

Dirk Hughes | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Dirk Hughes

The government can, and does, legally violate our Constitutional rights when in its best interest to do so. In fact, they do it quite often. They just need the right reason.

JPMorgan Goes After Feds For More Than $1 Billion

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in federal court ...

Magistrate's Messiah Complex

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Neal Wooten

I've always been concerned about judges and magistrates having too much power, making way too many decisions based not on law or precedence, but on their own personal or religious beliefs.

High Court Taking Up Gun Ban

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high co...

Special Courts For Veterans Expanding Across The U.S.

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Former National Guardsman Paul Piscitelli is in Philadelphia Municipal Court to answer to drug and theft charges. Elijah Peters, who s...

Natural Born Presidents

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that Ted Cruz is free to run for president, as is just about anyone. Whether he can convince the country that he is eligible or not will likely be a matter of politics. It's open to anyone's interpretation who can and who cannot be president.

Mikva JJC and News Genius: Partners in Crime Education

News Genius | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
News Genius

The Mikva Juvenile Justice Council (MJJC) wants to keep youth away from the criminal justice system. MJJC is developing new ways to help young people ...

Chicago Judge: 'Strong Showing' Of Racial Profiling In Drug Stings

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO — The chief judge of U.S. District Court in Chicago has questioned whether the federal government in a drug case racially profiled Afric...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Originalism: The Dark Misunderstanding

Deedee Freedberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Deedee Freedberg

At the time of his now crucial rejection by the senate, Robert Bork's importance did not fully reach me. I knew him only as Solicitor General, third o...

Judge Holds Self In Contempt For Smartphone

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology

IONIA, Michigan (AP) — A U.S. judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infr...

The Time Is Now: An Open Letter to a U.S. Senator

Brian Sims | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Sims

Senator, the same people who voted for me, voted for you, and I am so excited to report that a vast majority of them now support LGBT equality. So too do a majority of your Democratic colleagues.

David Lohr

Jodi Arias' Personal Photos (Photos)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

The long awaited trial of Jodi Arias began in Maricopa County County Superior Court in Arizona on Jan. 2. The 32-year-old photographer is accused o...

High Court Says No To Anti-Abortion Group

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group that wanted to be exempted from campaign finance disclosure regula...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Crime Scene Photos (GRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Prosecutors in the trial of Jodi Arias have entered dozens of graphic crime scene photos into evidence during her murder trial. Photos of the location...