LEGALITY

Dancing VS the State

Are Sex Parties Legal? We Spoke to A Veteran Promoter To Find Out

Sex-positive communities navigate a complex set of archaic laws regulating morality.
Sophie Weiner
3.7.17
News

Dad Sues Woman For Lying About Birth Control, Ontario Court Says ‘Nah’

The father’s case was shot down due to the fact that he had consented to having unprotected sex.
Jake Kivanc
3.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Native American Tribe Just Panicked and Burned All Its Weed

The South Dakota tribe planned to open a marijuana resort, but then freaked out about the possibility of a federal raid and burned all of the marijuana.
Michael Cuby
11.9.15
Stuff

Hells Angels, Black Panthers, and Psychedelics: Criminal Defense Lawyer Tony Serra Is the Hippie Atticus Finch

Serra, who took a (probably LSD-inspired) vow of poverty and has been jailed twice for refusing to pay taxes, has been a go-to lawyer for what he calls "anti-government entities" since the 1960s.
Jocelyn Silver
7.10.15
Stuff

‘You’re Really Being an Asshole, Officer'

A look back at some historical court cases involving people cursing at cops.
Ken Armstrong
6.26.15
Post Mortem

Necrophilia Is a Tough Crime to Adjudicate

Laws for governing the treatment of dead bodies are murky at best and contradictory at worst, since it's more of an ethical question whether corpses should be treated like people or property.
Simon Davis
4.23.15
News

The UK Government Is Finally Cracking Down on Rip-Off Ticket Resellers

It's good news for Britons who don't want to spend thousands of pounds to watch people play guitars.
Phil Hebblethwaite
3.16.15
News

An English Head Shop Just Won a Landmark Appeal to Keep Selling Bongs

"Sometimes you have to say, 'I've had enough of this rubbish and I'm going to fight it.'"
Michael Allen
3.2.15
tech

Iggy Azalea’s Beef with Papa John's Is a Serious Wake-Up Call About Consumer Privacy

Iggy Azalea became the butt of many jokes this week when she ranted on Twitter about a Papa John's pizza delivery guy giving out her phone number, but her pizza feud exposes serious privacy issues.
Mary Emily O'Hara
2.11.15
Stuff

Should New York Release Sex Offenders?

As New York state considers releasing sex offenders previously held in civil commitment, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner's research on the Depravity Standard asks the public to consider how to judge the worst crimes people can commit.
Sophie Saint Thomas
1.25.15
tech

A Japanese Man Just Became the First Person to Get Prison Time for 3D-Printed Guns

Yoshitomo Imura, was arrested in May after posting a video of himself assembling his very illegal firearm to YouTube.
Georgia Rose
10.22.14
VICE News

Guantanamo: Black Out Bay

We traveled to Guantanamo Bay and spoke to a former detainee and guard to find out what life's like at Gitmo.
VICE Staff
8.24.14
0102