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The LA Innocence Project Takes Scott Peterson's Case

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Laci Peterson was eight months pregnant with her son, Connor, when she disappeared from her home in Modesto, California on December 24, 2002 while her husband Scott was out fishing. The remains of her and her son were discovered on the shore of San Francisco Bay in April 2003,…

Can I Be Arrested for DUI After the Fact?

By Christopher Coble, Esq. | Updated by Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Just because you managed to get home, or wherever else you were driving, doesn't mean you're out of the woods yet. You may have managed to avoid the sobriety checkpoints or being pulled over, but if you drove drunk you can still be arrested and charged with a DUI. While arrests for DUI after the fact are rare, they do happen and the penalties can be just as serious.

Is It Legal to Spank Your Kids?

Updated by Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Hitting your children is a sensitive moral topic for many parents, but it is worth discussing whether it is even legal. There is no federal law generally governing how parents must conduct themselves with regard to their children, which leaves most of the legal guidance on striking your kids with the states. So is it legal to hit your kids? Spanking Pundits and parents have argued for decades over whether spanking is child abuse.

The 'Eggshell Plaintiff' Rule

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The "eggshell plaintiff rule" is a case every American law student studies in the course of learning about liability in battery. For those of you who didn’t have the misfortune of sitting through a semester of tort law, you may happen to encounter this phrase if you have the…

Could an NFL Owner Face Criminal Charges for Throwing a Drink?

By T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq. | Last updated on

Last week at Everbank Stadium in Jacksonville, while the hometown Jaguars were trouncing the visiting Carolina Panthers, an unhappy Panthers fan was filmed throwing a drink at fans of the home team. The incident is noteworthy because the drink-tosser was none other than David Tepper, the owner of the…

Michigan Teenager Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Without Parole for 2021 High School Shooting

By Natasha Bakirci, LLB, LLM | Last updated on

Gun violence in the U.S. is a serious problem. One of the most tragic manifestations of this societal scourge is the increasing number of school shootings taking place across the country. The devastating effects of this are far-reaching — the loss of innocent young lives and…

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