A Dose Of Reality In Week Four Of “How To Get Away With Murder”

You guys, I think I have a problem. I think I am starting to like “How To Get Away With Murder.” Yeah, I know what I’ve said about the show in the past. And it's still all true. Truth time: a basic girl who once dated a law student for all of a week probably has a better grasp of what law school is actually like than… » 10/17/14 10:02am Friday 10:02am

Everything Wrong With Your School's Enhanced Sexual Harassment Policy​

Harvard University, among many others, was recently called out by the Department of Education for having knuckle-dragging responses to allegations of sexual harassment on campus. Many of the schools are embarrassed, and the ones that aren't should be. Women shouldn't need to pack a Taser and a personal body camera… » 10/16/14 3:32pm Thursday 3:32pm

Heckling Carmelo Anthony Can Cost You Your Job​

Former ING Financial Services trader, Anthony Rotondi, is suing Madison Square Garden for kicking him out of a basketball game. Rotondi was removed with 6.7 seconds from the Knicks January 7th victory over the Detroit Pistons. » 10/03/14 4:13pm 10/03/14 4:13pm

Can You Shoot Down Drones?

I know I sound like I'm wearing a tinfoil hat when I talk about emerging drone law, BUT THEY ARE COMING FOR US. Robots that fly and spy on us are being put in the hands of private citizens. Drone regulations are being written by lobbyists for drone manufacturers and other companies. You're going to wake up one day,… » 10/03/14 12:24pm 10/03/14 12:24pm

Did You Know New York City Is Like The Town In Footloose? ​

In many bars in New York City, dancing is illegal. Not super illegal. Like, if you bust a move at your local dive, you probably won't be arrested. John Lithgow won't bust in and stop you from dating his daughter. But the owner of the bar could get fined for encouraging you to dance without a cabaret license. » 9/30/14 5:08pm 9/30/14 5:08pm

People Like Lawyers Even Less Than You Think​

Okay, nobody likes lawyers. Lawyers know that. They don't care. They have neither the time nor the inclination to explain themselves to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of justice which they provide, and then questions the manner in which they provide it. » 9/24/14 3:55pm 9/24/14 3:55pm

Minor League Players Sue Over Low Pay​

NFL cheerleaders have been marginally successful suing the league for more money. Well, I'm using the term "marginally" very generously: the $1.25 million settlement between the Oakland Raiders and their cheer team is tantamount to the team giving the cheerleaders a slap on the butt and shouting "good effort." » 9/19/14 2:35pm 9/19/14 2:35pm

Can Anyone Stop The Next Urban Outfitters Outrage?

You may have heard that Urban Outfitters was selling a bloody Kent State sweatshirt. For most, this conjured memories of the famous 1970 slaying of Kent State students at the hands of the National Guard, a poignant episode about the dangers of giving military-grade equipment to people who have no business wielding it.… » 9/18/14 3:32pm 9/18/14 3:32pm

When Is An All-White Jury Presumptively Racist?​

When being judged by a jury of your peers, is it necessary that some of those peers be members of your ethnic or racial group? Hold on, white people, I'm not asking you. You might talk tough on the internet, but if you were the defendant in a trial and you walked in and saw the entire Wu-Tang Clan sitting in the jury… » 9/16/14 3:28pm 9/16/14 3:28pm

'She Taxis': Nice Thought, Totally Discriminatory​

I get it, Uber can be sketchy. There would seem to be a market opportunity for the new car service called "SheRides" (in New York City) or "SheTaxis" (in Westchester). The company will offer all female drivers for only female clients. » 9/09/14 12:49pm 9/09/14 12:49pm

No, Ray Rice Should Not Be In Jail

Yesterday, Elie Mystal lambasted the judicial system for failing to heed the video of Ray Rice punching his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. There is a natural reaction that the criminal justice system completely failed Palmer and women everywhere when it sentenced Rice to a pre-trial diversion… » 9/09/14 10:26am 9/09/14 10:26am