Henry Sias Could be the First Trans Man to Serve as a U.S. Judge

If he wins Tuesday's primary, the Philadelphia lawyer will be seated for ten years.
Diana Tourjée
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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen Put Roy Moore Through a Pedophile Detector Test

"This is 99.8 percent accurate."
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Judge Throws Out 'Sesame Street' Lawsuit Against 'Ejaculating Puppets' Movie

The tagline for 'The Happytime Murders' doesn't infringe on the 'Sesame Street' trademark, apparently.
River Donaghey
Weed Week

I Got High As Hell and Listened to 10 Straight Edge Albums

One writer's introduction to everything from Earth Crisis to Youth of Today, under the influence of weed.
Lawrence Burney
Life Inside

What It's Like to Deliver Death Sentences

I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
Mike Lynch
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A Guy Trump Nominated as a Judge Apparently Used to Hunt Ghosts

Brett Talley may have never tried a case, but he has written a bunch of horror novels.
Lauren Messman
Life Inside

I Set a Defendant Free And Got Blamed When He Raped Someone

A judge explains how he decides whether to release someone before trial without bail—and how it can go bad.
Ronald Kessler

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Was a Champion for the Poor and the Marginalized

Honoring the work of America's first Muslim woman judge.
Kimberly Lawson

This AI Can Accurately Predict the Outcome of Human Rights Trials

But replacing human judges is “impossible” right now, researchers say.
Jordan Pearson

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump got booed for his remarks at a charity dinner, the NSA contractor who stole intelligence files will be charged under the Espionage Act, a Mexican judge approved El Chapo's US extradition, and more.
VICE Staff
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Judge Aaron Persky to Move to Civil Court, but Activists Want Him Gone for Real

Judge Aaron Persky moved from criminal to civil court at his own request. We talked to the activists leading his recall campaign, who are still not satisfied.
Candace Bryan
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'Making a Murderer' Subject's Confession Unlawfully Coerced, Judge Rules

A US District Court judge ruled that Brendan Dassey's confession was "involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments."
VICE Staff