Chief Justice: Are Internet Death Threats Kinda Like Eminem Lyrics?

Our ever-hip and funky Justices of the Supreme Court are today hearing a case about what constitutes online harassment and what constitutes just a guy who is mad at his ex wife blowin' off some steam. During the hearing, Eminem was invoked by the Chief Justice. » 12/01/14 7:20pm 12/01/14 7:20pm

SCOTUS Rules Beliefs of Your Boss Trump Your Access to Contraceptives

In a yet another ruling that indicates that we'd enjoy better legal protection if we just incorporated our reproductive organs and sent them to murder civilians in Iraq, the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations that are "closely held" cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage. Which means that under… » 6/30/14 10:20am 6/30/14 10:20am

Father Files Restraining Order Against 5-Year-Old Bully

What do you do when your five-year-old is being bullied and the school won't do anything? A father in Wisconsin has just filed a restraining order against the pint-size bully who was harassing his daughter with incredibly violent threats and behavior. » 5/17/14 4:56pm 5/17/14 4:56pm

The First Gay Couples Who Got Married in Minnesota Will Make You Smile

Even if you've got the cold, bitter heart of someone ruined by years of endless OKCupid dates, photos of gay people getting married always make quick work at melting those icy walls away. Case in point: looking at the many couples that stayed up overnight to be the first to get married in Minnesota, where gay… » 8/01/13 10:25am 8/01/13 10:25am

A Recent History of Legal Weight Loss Drugs

Like finding a cure for hair loss or the secret to female pleasure, one of the holy grails of the pharmaceutical industry is inventing a pill that will help people lose weight without dying. Except for some reason it keeps not working out, because side effects are revealed and people get sick and die. This system… » 6/11/13 5:20pm 6/11/13 5:20pm

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

A Romantic Way to Make Your Valentine's Day More Official

The romantic terms of Valentine's Day can be so vague. There are all those "Will you be mine?" questions and those loose, non-binding promises to "Be true." But those are typically printed on candy and not legally actionable. Good news: That's all about to change thanks to this handy website, where you and your… » 2/13/12 10:30pm 2/13/12 10:30pm

Female Employees Refile Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Back in June, the US Supreme Court ruled that the female employees who faced sexual discrimination from Wal Mart couldn't legally sue the company as a class. Now, the plaintiffs are regrouping and have mounted a new lawsuit against the big box behemoth. » 10/27/11 6:00pm 10/27/11 6:00pm

The Complete Guide To Stupid Sexual Harassment Defense Arguments

Recently Lisa Beauchamp sued her employer, the Teamsters Local 150 in Sacramento, for sexual harassment after a union official said not-sexy sex things to her, touched her inappropriately, and traded massages with a group of "office party girls" during workplace functions. A jury found for Beauchamp, but dang—she lost… » 6/17/11 1:50pm 6/17/11 1:50pm

Former ‘Perverted Justice’ Volunteer Sent To Prison For Creating…

Bruce Raisley, the 48-year-old former volunteer with 'Perverted Justice' (better known as the organization that works with the NBC show To Catch a Predator via hidden camera investigations) who was convicted six months ago of "launching a malicious computer program designed to attack computers and Internet sites", has… » 4/16/11 3:15pm 4/16/11 3:15pm

5 Women Sue Texas Instruments Over Birth Defects

Five women claim that their children's birth defects -– including scoliosis, partial blindness, and ADHD -– were caused by exposure to "hazardous chemicals and substances" at the company's Dallas and Santa Cruz facilities. » 10/06/10 12:27pm 10/06/10 12:27pm

This Is How Your Jen Aniston Sausage Gets Made

Yesterday we posted what appears to be unretouched photos of Jennifer Aniston looking tan and freckle-faced — that is, before the Photoshoppers got to her. This did not go over well with the folks whose watermark was on that image. » 8/20/10 3:40pm 8/20/10 3:40pm

Single-Parent Families Give Rise To Successful Spawn • New Bill In…

New research pokes holes » 8/28/08 5:30pm 8/28/08 5:30pm in the old theory that the children of single-parents are more likely to be unsuccessful (Obama and Michael Phelps seemed to turn out just fine!). • The Planning Commission of Clayton, California has that 11-year-old girl's produce stand that , although the town's mayor (who previously called…

Del Martin, Lesbian Activist, Dies • A Working Mom's Day Never Ends

Del Martin, a lesbian activist and a founder of the nation's first outspoken lesbian advocacy group — the Daughters of Bilitis — passed away this morning » 8/27/08 5:30pm 8/27/08 5:30pm at the age of 85. Martin was also one of the first same-sex couples to get married in California. More on Ms. Martin tomorrow. • There's a in Australia in which…