Prosecutor Argues She Would Have Let Rihanna's Abuser Off Easier

Today, in the electronic pages of The Daily Beast, former New York prosecutor and crime novelist Linda Fairstein pens an impassioned defense of Chris Brown's domestic abuse case sentence, inadvertently exposing her own biases in addition to the system's. » 6/23/09 12:00pm 6/23/09 12:00pm

The only thing Fairstein doesn't acknowledge often…

California Court Upholds Marriage Inequality, Except For The…

The California Supreme Court today issued a 6-1 ruling upholding the validity of Prop 8, confirming that same sex marriage will remain illegal in California. It did, however, rule that the few couples who managed to marry before the election overturned constitutional equality will remain legally married. [San… » 5/26/09 1:20pm 5/26/09 1:20pm

Something Righteous This Way Comes

Congressman Howard Berman dropped language from his State Department funding legislation that would extend spousal benefits to domestic partners of foreign service officers, because he expects that to be one of a number of LGBT initiatives the Administration will roll out around the Stonewall anniversary on June 28th.… » 5/22/09 11:40am 5/22/09 11:40am

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Sides With Domestic Abusers

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks that if prosecutors rewarded a man who abused his partner with a misdemeanor sentence instead of a felony conviction, there's no reason to restrict that guy's right to own a gun. That, at least, is what Scalia was arguing on Monday when the Supreme Court heard an appeal to… » 11/13/08 1:30pm 11/13/08 1:30pm