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Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s Controversial Refugee Travel Ban

In response, US Customs and Border Protection began restoring visas, including those for refugees.
VICE News
2.4.17
News

Donald Trump's Anti-American Contempt for the Law

When Donald Trump says that he thinks the Central Park Five, wrongfully convicted of rape as teenagers, are guilty despite the evidence, he reveals himself as someone with no respect for the system he wants to run.
Harry Cheadle
10.8.16
festivals 2016

A Judge Has Lifted a Convicted Sex Offender's Curfew So He Can Attend Glastonbury

How can we view a sex offender's desire to attend a music festival as more important than the lifelong physical and psychological damage of the victim?
Emma Garland
5.3.16
Stuff

A Suit Against Star Trek Fans Will Decide Who Owns the Klingon Language

A dispute over a fan-made film might have far-reaching consequences for made-up languages after CBS and Paramount said they owned the Klingon language, a claim many Trekkers say is "ghuy'cha'."
Harry Cheadle
4.29.16
Premieres

Warm Up from Winter with Courts' "Glass Half Empty"

Get yourself pumped on nostalgia for the sun-snogged festival season.
Francisco Garcia
2.8.16
Interviews

Asian American Band The Slants Can Trademark Name No Matter How Offensive It Might Be, Court Rules

"I realized that there’s power in claiming an identity, shifting the meaning and stereotype around," says the band.
Luke O'Neil
12.22.15
Stuff

What It's Like Drawing Mobsters and Celebrity Defendants as a Courtroom Artist

Christine Cornell has drawn the Boston Marathon bomber, John Lennon's killer, famed mobster John Gotti, and a host of other figures at the centers of high-profile trials.
Dorian Geiger
11.15.15
News

We Asked a Lawyer What's Next for Alleged Serial Rapist Bill Cosby

We called up an expert on celebrity trials, sex offenses, and defamation at the University of Southern California for his take on the formerly beloved comedian's legal woes and how they might play out.
Mark Hay
7.24.15
News

Adnan Syed from 'Serial' May Be Inching Closer to Receiving a New Trial

A Monday ruling offers hope of new witness testimony for the man convicted of murder in 2000.
Mike Pearl
5.19.15
Stuff

'Floridian-American' Writes Amazing Note to Judge: 'F*ck This Court and Everything That It Stands For'

A Florida women's lawsuit against the police was tossed out of court, so she called the judge a hoe in writing in the greatest legal filing of all time.
Allie Conti
4.23.15
News

Is New York City Finally Fixing Its Hellish Court System?

Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
John Surico
4.15.15
News

​How Much History Was Lost in the Williamsburg Storage Facility Fire?

An undetermined amount of court documents were lost in a Brooklyn blaze last Saturday.
John Surico
2.6.15
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