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Tiki Is the Barber of Civil [Lawsuit], Figaro!

Amber Holley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amber Holley

Although once idolized for his feats on the football field and later respected as an affable, Cheshire-grinned news and sports correspondent, these days Tiki Barber is making a lot of folks very unhappy.

Tempest in a Womb: What's Wrong With Preventing (Or Promoting) Homosexuality In Utero?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A recent debate in the fields of bioethics surrounding novel treatments for an uncommon genetic disorder has raised the question: Is it ethical to attempt to predetermine the sexual orientation of one's children?

Electronic Arts In Hot Water Again Over Publicity Rights

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory Gabriel

There does not seem to be any reason why a third party should be permitted to profit off of the student athlete. That is exactly what numerous current and former student athletes contend Electronic Arts has been doing for years.

A Promotion for Progress: Seeking the Third Way for Copyright

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

A week ago, the damages award heard around the copyright world came with United States District Court Judge Nancy Gertner's decision to slash the dama...

Rachael Ray Lasers Delayed Indefinitely: An Update on the State of Cybersquatting

Randy Whattoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randy Whattoff

There are a number of ways that trademark owners deal with cybersquatters. Rachael Ray recently instituted an UDNRP arbitration proceeding against an Indian company that had registered www.rachelray.com (note the missing "a").

Aspen Ideas Festival: David Boies And Ted Olson On The Fight To Overturn Proposition 8 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000, David Boies and Ted Olson battled each other as lawyers representing opposite sides of the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore. Ten years late...

Change for Chickens (and the Nation)

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

In Ohio, half a million citizens signed petitions this year to place a measure on the statewide ballot to outlaw veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages.

Tax Lien Sale Overhaul Sent To Maryland Lawmakers

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte, Lagan Sebert and Ben Protess It's too late to help Vicki Valentine--the Baltimore woman who lost her family's mortgage-free home ove...

Breaking Down the Latest Development in the Star Caps Saga

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

The NFL might continue to press for legislation that permits the drug policies of professional sports leagues to trump state workplace drug laws. But the Williamses will not be on the field when the NFL season kicks off.

Extorting Celebrities 101: A How To

Greg Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Korn

If you find yourself with a legitimate claim against someone -- perhaps a celeb that you've been having an illicit affair with -- just file a complaint.

223,190 Kids Legally Beaten in US Schools

Anthony Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Adams

The iron age practice of "corporal punishment" is still legal in 20 states and there are no federal laws prohibiting it.

Overtime for Farmworkers in California: Who Will it Hurt?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

"Up before dawn, working until sunset picking plums and filling the bins. We work each day until Apa says it's time to quit." (excerpt from Out of the...

Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Gizmodo Faces Likely Criminal and Civil Charges over iPhone Episode

David Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Swift

While Gizmodo has certainly succeeded in inserting itself in the news cycle, it may not realize exactly just how much trouble it put itself in.

Exception to Miranda Takes Center Stage in Times Square Plot

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Levin, J.D.

As politicians and commentators square off over terrorism defendants like Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square bomb plotter, being read their Miranda rights, an important point is often missed.

Important Progress for Farm Animals in Ohio

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Over the past year, more than 500,000 Ohio citizens signed a petition aimed at placing an initiative on the statewide ballot this November to ban cruel factory farming practices.

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Huffington Post | Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What if law school is no longer as lucrative as it used to be? And what if procuring funding to obtain a juris doctorate is akin to taking out a subpr...

Oklahoma Abortion Bills Vetoed By Democratic Governor Brad Henry

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed two abortion bills Friday that he said are an unconstitutional attempt by the Legislature to ins...

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part Two)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

Rational Rationing vs. Irrational Rationing: The Struggle for the Legacy of Ruben Betancourt

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Are there circumstances in which patient autonomy, as expressed through surrogates, should be overruled in the name of resource allocation and/or sound medical practice?

The Federal Plan to End Homelessness: An Important Step Forward

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

While the goals of the plan are admirable, I can't help but think the council missed a key opportunity: to affirm that housing is indeed a human right.

Zed's Dead - Law, Finance, and the Future of Online Publishing (Part One)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

  "Whose motorcycle is this?" "It's a chopper, baby." "Whose chopper is this?" "Zed's" "Who's Zed?&q...

420 Truths About Working on a Pot Farm

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harmon Leon

The fantasy isn't always the same as the reality. Since it's 4/20, here are a few facts and fictions about working on a pot farm.

We Need Progress, Not Profiling in Arizona

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

An alarming and unconstitutional measure that blows the door wide open to massive racial profiling is poised to become law in the Grand Canyon State. We need to stop playing politics with people's lives and our tax dollars.