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Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

Remember how outraged everyone was after the defense attorney for Ethan Couch, also known as “Affluenza Teen,” argued that his client was a victim of his family’s wealth, which affected his judgment when he decided to drive drunk? And then there was the equally infuriating decision by the judge to sentence Couch to 10 years probation and rehab–no jail time–for …

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Mass. Upskirting Photos Ruled Legal; Lawmakers Vote to Ban

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on ruled it legal to take photos underneath a person’s clothing, known as “upskirting.” The high court said on Wednesday that the practice did not violate the law, because the “Peeping Tom” statute only applies to those who are nude or are partially nude. In 2010, Michael Robertson was arrested and accused of using …

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Mass. Upskirt Photos: Bill to Ban Upskirt Photos Approved

Just one day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) ruled that upskirt photos are not illegal, a bill Massachusetts lawmakers quickly drafted to ban such pictures was approved by the state legislature. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will sign the bill into law, so, no, you can’t expect to use your cellphone to take pictures up a woman’s …

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Cops Allegedly Mistake Wii Remote for Gun, Kill Teen in His Own Doorway

Police shot and killed a 17-year-old ROTC student this past Friday, and his family is saying that the official account doesn’t match reality. The Police Department in Euharlee, a small town in northern Georgia, claims that Christopher Roupe pointed a gun at an officer when they knocked on his door to serve a probation violation warrant on his father. According …

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Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of Sofia Liu. On December 31st at around 8pm, Liu was walking down Polk Street in San Francisco with her brother …

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Utah Liquor Rules: Conservative Laws May Be Scaled Back

Utah is considering a major change in its liquor laws. Under the current liquor rules, restaurants are required to have what are referred to as “Zion curtains,” which are barriers that keep patrons from seeing drinks made. Restaurants are also required to only serve alcoholic drinks to patrons that are ordering food. Utah residents could see these conservative laws go …

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Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water

Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette Carr has filed a suit against McDonald’s after she spilled hot coffee on herself at a drive-thru on January 12th, …

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Man Gets Arrested For Picking Up His Kids At School

It’s 2:00PM on a Thursday, and the children at South Cumberland Elementary school in Crossville, Tennessee have been dismissed for the day. A father arrives on time to pick up his kids, but he is arrested. The school’s new policy only allows students to be picked up at 2:00PM if their parents are picking them up in cars, you have …

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NYC Tobacco Law: Minimum Age Raised to 21

Young smokers living in New York City are going to have to leave city limits to purchase a pack of cigarettes thanks to the new law Mayor Michael Bloomberg just signed. The law, which goes into effect in May 2014, not only prohibits people under 21 from buying tobacco products in the city, but will also raise the price of …

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Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be shown a live ultrasound of that fetus and have it explained by a doctor. By declining to review Pruitt v. …

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Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles

Zippp! Look out! Gushhh! Watch it! Worried about being hit and infected by another human being’s bodily fluids? California porn stars need not fret, for lawmakers wish to update AB 640, a bill that will make adult performers strap on protected eyewear during the filming of their sex scenes. Like Measure B before it, AB 640 requires condoms and other …

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Amanda Knox Retrial, Details Emerge

The retrial for the Meredith Kercher murder has been holding the attention of the public as much as the first trial. For now, reports claim that a verdict is expected by January. However, considering the emerging details, expecting a verdict within months may prove to be a stretch. One obvious difference with the retrial is that one suspect is not …

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