Yay! Benchmark Ruling Calls For Women In Botswana To Be Awarded Equal…

Thanks to the verdict of a progressive judge in the Botswana High Court, Justice Key Dingake, Botswana's de facto law of leaving inherited land to the closest male family member of the deceased is now up for dispute. While the nation boasts a female Attorney General, and one of southern Africa's first female… » 10/13/12 12:30pm 10/13/12 12:30pm

Do Your Google Search Results Imply You Were Asking For It?

23-year-old Jennifer Bennett was beaten, choked, and raped for 5 hours by her Match.com date, anesthesiologist Dr. Thomas Bray. Her rapist was eventually sentenced to 25 years in prison, but not before Bray's legal team attempted to look through Bennett's Facebook account, email, and Google search queries — the… » 10/02/12 6:30pm 10/02/12 6:30pm

Jobs Make You Fat, Gyms Make You Rich

Do you have a job? Then bad news: You are probably fat. Or if you are not fat already, you are going to get fat. At least that is the conclusion one reaches after looking at the results of a new CareerBuilder survey about which jobs are most likely to make people gain weight. Is your job on the list? Almost certainly… » 6/08/12 10:25am 6/08/12 10:25am

Federal Judge Sends Insanely Racist Email Implying Obama's Mom Fucked a…

Judges are primarily known for one thing: their good judgment. But that is the opposite of what Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull used when he decided to send an email to six of his "'old buddies' and acquaintances" containing an exceedingly racist joke about President Obama. Oh, and he sent it from his… » 3/01/12 9:30am 3/01/12 9:30am

Judge Rules Pharmacists Can Refuse to Hand Out Plan B for Religious…

There's been yet another setback in the battle over access to contraception. A federal judge today ruled that Washington state cannot require pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives to customers if doing so goes against their religious beliefs. Judge Ronald B. Leighton said the regulation that required… » 2/23/12 11:55pm 2/23/12 11:55pm

Idiot Judge Decides to Dismiss Her Own Traffic Tickets, Destroys Her…

In a move that even someone with zero legal training could have told you was an insanely bad idea, a judge in Pennsylvania went into the online court system and dismissed her own traffic summonses. Judge Kelly Ballentine had two parking tickets from 2010 and a third ticket for expired registration on her BMW sedan… » 2/13/12 11:15pm 2/13/12 11:15pm

Terrible Judge Says Woman Fired Over Pumping Breast Milk Wasn't…

In a curious decision, a judge in Texas has ruled that a woman who was fired after she asked for a place in the office to pump her breast milk was not discriminated against. Donnicia Venters was working at a debt collection agency called Houston Funding in 2008 when she gave birth to a daughter. As she was about to… » 2/09/12 11:15pm 2/09/12 11:15pm

Judge Prescribes Bowling and Red Lobster as Remedy for Domestic Violence

A Florida judge has ordered a man accused of grabbing his wife by the neck and shoving her into the back of their couch to take the woman out on a proper date: Red Lobster, and bowling. Anything else shitty and totally inappropriate you want to suggest, judge? A gentle fingerbanging session, perhaps? » 2/08/12 6:35pm 2/08/12 6:35pm

Twiggy Hosts New Clothing Swap Show • Nightclub Overturns "No Fatties"…

ixties supermodel and former ANTM judge, Twiggy, will host a three-part TV show about clothing swap parties that are apparently a huge trend somewhere. • Women in the Krebet village in Indonesia are keeping the ancient craft of batik wood figures and textiles alive thanks to the growing popularity for batik items in… » 7/30/08 5:20pm 7/30/08 5:20pm