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The Atheist in AA Fighting to Get 'God' Taken Out of the 12 Steps

Last year, Lawrence Knight took Alcoholics Anonymous to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to take a stand against how non-believers have traditionally been treated in AA.
Ryan Moore
10.25.16
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Lawyers Talk About the Cases They Can't Forget

Frédéric Berna once had to defend a man accused of killing his baby, sexually assaulting his daughter and fatally hitting his girlfriend with a flashlight, before raping her corpse.
Sandrine Issartel
10.6.16
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A French Hitchhiker Lost His Shit in New Zealand After No One Picked Him Up

He smashed up the Punakaiki entrance sign—allegedly worth $3000—and threw it into a river.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
9.20.16
A Better Edith

The Artist Goes on Trial in This Week's Comic from Anna Haifisch

"The court finds the defendant guilty of total uselessness."
Anna Haifisch
1.22.16
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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
11.16.15
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An Australian “Mummy Blogger” is Facing Court After Injecting Her Daughter With Urine

Medical staff noticed yeast growing in the girl's intravenous drip after the nine-year-old was admitted to hospital with renal failure.
Julian Morgans
10.16.15
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Murder by Prescription: Is It the Doctor's Fault When a Patient Overdoses?

A Los Angeles doctor has been charged for second-degree murder for writing prescriptions that led to the overdose deaths of three patients.
Jennifer Swann
10.2.15
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A Man Tried to Blame His Child Porn Collection on His Own Children

Andrew Martin, from Coventry, claimed his own sons – who would have been younger than six years old at the time – downloaded the images from the internet.
Carlton Férment
8.7.15
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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
7.12.15
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Does an Australian Judge's Decision to Stop a Tattooed Woman from Breastfeeding Set a Dangerous Precedent?

"It certainly looks to be paternalistic," said an Australian law professor.
Alan Weedon
6.20.15
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My Confusing Journey Through the Complex Process of Getting a Restraining Order Against My Stalker

Last year, a stranger locked me in my apartment and told me I was going to die.
Carrie Poppy
6.14.15
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A Greek Court Is Fining Migrants Who Were Shot at By Their Boss

Manolada's Bangladeshi migrant workers are demanding for the fines to be erased.
Melpomeni Maragkidou
6.4.15
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