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Skyrocketing Violent Crime...and Other Legal News You May Have Missed

By Richard Dahl

For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the U.S. increased when compared with the previous year's totals. Also, a Vermont man is launching a petition to end the state's hound hunting practice. All of this and more!

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Cherokee Nation Settles for $75 Million After Leading Opioid Lawsuits

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

Many cases in the wave of opioid lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies are settling, but a small silver lining may be that some Native communities are getting a sliver of reparation.

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A Lawsuit Over Chess Credentials, and Other Legal News You May Have Missed

By Richard Dahl

A roundup of recent legal news from around the U.S.: A new law for motorcyclists, a chess lawsuit, a settlement on chicken price-fixing, and a lawsuit that could end legal sex work in Nevada.

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California the First State To Outlaw 'Stealthing'

By Andrew Leonatti

The practice of "stealthing" — secretly removing a condom during sex — has gained more notoriety in recent years. Some studies have found that 10% of men have admitted to the practice and about the same number of women report being victims of it. Because stealthing can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, and psychological trauma, victims' rights advocates have called for the act to be defined as a type of sexual assault.

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Satanists for Abortion Rights ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed

By Richard Dahl

Recent legal news from around the U.S.: Satanists seeking abortion rights, a restaurant that went "private" to avoid mask mandates, and a bunch of new restrictive laws in Texas.

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Arbery and McClain Indictments a Sea Change in Police Prosecutions?

By Andrew Leonatti

Last year's killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests also brought renewed attention to other high-profile killings of Black people and how police and prosecutors often avoided accountability. And now, recent indictments in the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Elijah McClain indicate that momentum could be building.

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