​Woman Bravely Confronts and Forgives Rapist in Court

Eleven years ago, Jane Piper was raped, beaten, and carjacked in broad daylight in the parking lot of a supermarket in Los Angeles. Her brutal case initially went cold, but on Tuesday, her attacker 58-year-old Gilbert Lozano Trejo was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Piper herself took the stand, and looking… » 9/27/14 3:15pm 9/27/14 3:15pm

Woman Arrested by Same Officer Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her

In August of 2011, Monica Contreras went to Nevada's Clark County family court with her two-year-old daughter on a routine divorce case. The case was resolved in a few minutes — Contreras' ex-husband never showed and it was dismissed — but as she was leaving, family court marshal Ron Fox ordered her into a waiting… » 6/12/13 1:00pm 6/12/13 1:00pm

Wack Courtrooms Look to Urban Dictionary for Help With Slang

Hey, hey, hep cat jurors! In today's modern and crazy courtroom, some words may come up that you don't quite understand. While in your everyday life, you could just let these words go, in court you gotta get wise to 'em because they may make the difference in a guilty/not guilty verdict. Ya dig, turkeys? » 5/21/13 3:45pm 5/21/13 3:45pm

Lindsay Lohan Missed Her Flight to L.A. with a Court Date Looming Monday Because Of Course She Did

When future generations look to you and ask, "Where were you, old timer, the day Lindsay Lohan missed her Saturday evening flight to Los Angeles with a court date looming Monday?" what will you say? That you were calmly enjoying your green St. Patrick's Day sugar cookies and didn't so much as lift a finger? Thought so. » 3/17/13 3:00pm 3/17/13 3:00pm

Georgia Man Denied 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR, and GAYGUY Vanity Plates

An Atlantan man was denied his 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd choices for his vanity plate. James Cyrus Gilbert III wanted his vanity plate to read 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR, or GAYGUY. State officials denied his request saying none of those were available. Gilbert thought that sounded a little suspicious, so he got a lawyer. » 1/22/13 11:45pm 1/22/13 11:45pm

Federal Appeals Court Frustratingly Blocks Contraceptive Mandate in Illinois Case

Even after Justice Sotomayor performed a holiday miracle by waving her gavel at a grey flannel sky and causing sundry forms of contraception to snow down onto every tax-exempt piece of Catholic real estate in the land (that's how pop-up books in the future will tell it, so you better get on board with the legend now),… » 12/30/12 12:30pm 12/30/12 12:30pm

Federal Appeals Court Pumps the Brakes on California’s Ban on Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

Our legal system can sometimes seem like a lurching, inefficient machine that only works after a few well-placed blows from a wrench and some irrational pleading, but it's our legal system and we're stuck with it even when shit like this happens: a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a law that bans » 12/22/12 12:30pm 12/22/12 12:30pm

Today in Pussy Riot: Lawyers Fired, Hearing Delayed

Those who — following comments made by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — found themselves hopeful in regards to an end to Pussy Riot's legal drama will be unfortunately disappointed. The hearing that many suspected would lead to the band's release was scheduled for today, but, following a sudden decision by… » 10/01/12 12:00pm 10/01/12 12:00pm

Spiteful Father Stipulated in His Will that His Gay Son Had to Marry a Woman for a Share in Inheritance

A contender for most spiteful father of 2012 has emerged and his name, according to the New York Post, is the late Frank Mandelbaum, whose death in 2007 has not prevented him from trying to shame his gay son from beyond the grave. Mandelbaum's will stipulated that his son Robert's future progeny would not receive any… » 8/19/12 9:35pm 8/19/12 9:35pm

Thanks to Catholic Church, 200 Suspected Child Molesters Are Roaming Free

At this point, we have pretty strict measures for keeping track of the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders once they've served their time. But unfortunately there's one large organization that's managed to circumvent these rules and seems to be fine with some 200 suspected child molesters living more or less… » 2/14/12 12:30pm 2/14/12 12:30pm

Some Parents in Queens Think Vaccinations Are Only for Heathen Children

In news that will most likely desiccate the last little puddle of faith you have in human rationality, some enthusiastically religious parents in Queens are asking a judge to nullify a law that would keep their children out of school if classmates are carrying communicable diseases such as measles, mumps, and chicken… » 2/12/12 4:45pm 2/12/12 4:45pm