Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial 

A man who's already been convicted once for stalking Ashanti's mother is on trial yet again, this time for harassing the singer and her sister in a variety of terrifying and creepy ways. This time he's representing himself, meaning that on Tuesday he got to cross-examine the object of his obsession and her family… » 12/17/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Two Arrests Made in 'Viral' Rape of Texas Teen Jada 

In July, a 16-year-old Houston teen named Jada was raped at a party, an assault that was photographed, with the images then passed around on social media. MSNBC's Ronan Farrow is reporting that two people have been arrested in the case, an adult and a minor; he displayed the adult's mug shot but did not report his… » 12/17/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Couple Sentenced to Prison After Second Child Dies From Faith Healing

Pennsylvania couple Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to 3.5-7 years in prison yesterday after pleading no contest to third degree murder in the death of their 8-month-old son Brandon, who passed away last year from complications stemming from treatable pneumonia. The Schaibles — who are devoted… » 2/20/14 6:45pm 2/20/14 6:45pm

Gay Man Giddily Livetweets One Of Utah's First Same Sex Weddings Ever

A US District Judge struck down Utah's same sex marriage ban today, opening the floodgates for same sex marriages to occur in the state. Thanks to social media, one of the first gay men to marry in the state is able to excitedly livetweet his entire courthouse nuptials. And it's pretty sweet. » 12/20/13 5:35pm 12/20/13 5:35pm

Yet Another Court Rules Against Religious Whore Pill Haters

Here's an increasingly familiar story: a group of business-owning grown ups who believe things about birth control that are scientifically wrong has lost a lawsuit against the federal government. Related: How much time and money are anti-birth control zealots wasting filing lawsuits they keep losing? I'd be pretty… » 9/18/13 4:40pm 9/18/13 4:40pm

Former NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape Unsurprisingly Determined an…

Kenneth Moreno, one of the pithily nicknamed NYPD "rape cops" who was cleared on all but three charges of "official misconduct" despite a preponderance of evidence (including surveillance footage) suggesting that he raped a woman in her apartment while his partner played lookout, is back in the courts, this time… » 12/22/12 2:30pm 12/22/12 2:30pm

Finally, Some Good News from Missouri! Judge Blocks State Law to Deny…

Under what circumstances do you think you'd be induced to cheer (in a restrained way, no doubt) for the insidious insurance company that Roy Scheider runs in The Rainmaker? A federal judge may have (indirectly) answered that very tangential question for you on Friday by allaying certain insurance providers' fears and… » 12/22/12 2:00pm 12/22/12 2:00pm

Gay Couples Trying to Destroy the Sanctity of Divorce

Today, the Maryland Supreme Court is considering the curious case of a couple who has decided to go their separate ways. The same-sex couple was originally married in California, where gay marriage was legal. But when they decided to split up, the state of Maryland denied their request on the grounds that their… » 4/06/12 2:50pm 4/06/12 2:50pm