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Murderer's Brain Scan Saves Him From Death Penalty

By | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:32

A convicted murderer in Arizona avoided the death penalty after a defense team presented a detailed neuroscientific assessment of their client to a jury.

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Texas Abortion Law Partially Struck Down By Federal Judge

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 17:20

A federal court rejected the constitutionality of a core provision of Texas' latest abortion law.

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Breastfeeding Mom Faces Contempt Charge After Refusing To Leave Son Home For Jury Duty [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 15:12

Laura Trickle, a breastfeeding mom, says she's shocked she was charged with contempt after bringing her son with her to jury duty.

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NY Rabbis Accused Of Torturing Husbands With Handcuffs, Karate For Jewish Divorces

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 16:35

Rabbis Martin Wolmark and Mendel Epstein are accused of kidnapping and torturing men who refused to grant their wives religious divorces.

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Putin Protester Sentenced To Psychiatric Care, Recalling Days Of Punitive Medicine

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:11

Mikhail Kosenko, a Putin protester, has been sentenced to indefinite detention and compulsive psychiatric care.

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John Welden, World's Worst Boyfriend, Tricks Woman Into Aborting Her Pregnancy

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:52

John Welden is being charged with tricking his girlfriend into taking a drug that aborted her child.

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Mother Loses UK Legal Fight to Stop Son's Cancer Radiotherapy

By | Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:08

A mother in Britain, who was so desperate to stop her cancer-stricken son having to undergo conventional medical treatment that she went into hiding with him, lost a court battle to prevent him receiving radiotherapy.

U.S. Court Voids Drug Rep's Conviction, Cites Free Speech

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:36

A divided federal appeals court threw out the conviction of a sales representative for promoting off-label use of a prescription drug.

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California Judge Partly Blocks Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:24

A federal judge temporarily blocked California from enforcing a landmark law that bars therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in minors.

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Tobacco Companies Ordered to Publicly Admit to Lying About the Dangers of Smoking

By | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 09:50

A federal judge has ordered tobacco companies to admit to having deliberately lied to the public about the health hazards of smoking.