Want to Have Sex While Divorcing? You May Need a Court Order in MA

Divorce can be hell. A relationship is ending, there's paperwork galore, and then you have to decide who gets what. And it gets exponentially harder if kids are involved. Well, someone's finally thinking of the children! Massachusetts State Senator Richard J. Ross has introduced a new bill that, if passed, will require … » 3/22/14 5:00pm 3/22/14 5:00pm

Yet Another Law School Lectures Women on How to Not Dress Slutty

Question to all the lady lawyers out there (sorry, I like the alliteration): How often do your superiors lecture you on your professional dress? Judging by all these tips we get about memos that lecture women on appropriate office wear, it's all the damn time. » 3/19/14 5:20pm 3/19/14 5:20pm

Trailer for ‘Salacious’ Amanda Knox Movie Heavy on the Slut-Shaming

The trailer for The Face of an Angel, an adaptation of the book by Barbie Latza Nardeau called Angel Face about the Amanda Knox saga, is out and it is as salacious and exploitative as any slapdash Lifetime movie about a recent murder trial except it features some pretty notable talent like Daniel Bruhl, Cara… » 2/09/14 4:00pm 2/09/14 4:00pm

Woman Attorney Launches Saudi Arabia's First All-Lady Law Firm

Just a few months after Saudi Arabia allowed women to serve in court, the first licensed woman attorney Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran has just opened the first female law firm, dedicated to representing women and bringing women's rights issues into the courts. YES.

Women have continually been neglected by the court system… » 1/03/14 4:00pm 1/03/14 4:00pm

Indonesian Lawmakers Consider Stricter Laws Against Sexy Black Magic

Earlier this week, we found out that Indonesia would finally be doing something about all the out-of-wedlock sex and black magic that its citizens are enjoying, probably simultaneously, since a proper, married household hardly seems like the place for the occult. A new criminal code currently making the legislative… » 5/24/13 10:00am 5/24/13 10:00am

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

More Outrage in India: Rape of a Five-Year-Old Girl Incites Protests

Protesters in India have once again taken to the streets to express their outrage at the way law enforcements officials have reportedly mishandled a case of sexual assault, this time against a five-year-old girl who remains in stable condition at a hospital after a 22-year-old man was arrested under the suspicion that… » 4/21/13 2:00pm 4/21/13 2:00pm

What's The Monsanto Protection Act And Why Is It All Over Facebook?

You may have noticed a petition hosted on food advocacy groups like Food Democracy Now circulating on social media for the last week. If you're anything like me, you blithely scrolled over it in your search for the perfect gif, or whatever other dumbass thing was at the forefront of your brain. But here's » 3/30/13 3:15pm 3/30/13 3:15pm