Judge Confuses Guilty/Not Guilty, Sex Crimes Conviction Overturned​

This is going to sound like a simple mistake. This is going to sound like a legal "technicality" that has resulted in a sex offender going free. But when a judge upends a central pillar of American law, even accidentally, there's no other outcome. » 10/29/14 3:12pm Yesterday 3:12pm

The Crime Americans Fear Most​

Somehow, it's not murder. Somehow, the crime people are most worried about does not include death. Or rape. I don't believe in gun ownership, and I live out in the all-too-quiet suburbs, which means I've got a very expensive security system, motion sensor lights, a dog, and baseball bats and other blunt force trauma… » 10/28/14 2:40pm Tuesday 2:40pm

Sports Leagues Block Sports Betting, Become De Facto State Governors

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie signed a bill repealing New Jersey's ban on sports gambling. For a few, glorious days, it appeared that New Jersey was governed by a man elected Governor, and not by the NFL and other sports leagues. » 10/27/14 4:04pm Monday 4:04pm

The Post Office Wants To Mail You Your Groceries

I have my groceries delivered by Fresh Direct. I only find myself in a "grocery store" when my wife and I have done a poor job anticipating our foodstuff needs. Fresh Direct literally trumps my "brand loyalty"; if Fresh Direct doesn't stock it, I don't eat it, even if the brand I prefer is sitting in a Shop & Stop a… » 10/24/14 4:10pm Friday 4:10pm

It’s Week 5 Of HTGAWM And Viola Davis Is Allergic To Sleeves

So in last week's legal recap I expressed some mild appreciation for this show, but I think I just must have been overwhelmed by the ridiculous amazingness of Annalise confronting her husband over his sexting habits. Either that or I was a feverish as a Doctor Without Borders volunteer going bowling in Brooklyn fresh… » 10/24/14 9:02am 10/24/14 9:02am

A Travel Ban Is The Ebola Of Stupid Ideas

Let's start here: currently, there are no direct flights from the United States to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are the three West African nations where the Ebola outbreak has hit hardest. The American Congress banning flights to these West African nations is stupid because NO… » 10/21/14 4:47pm 10/21/14 4:47pm

Like This Post If You Are The Baby-Daddy​

Okay, you're having a baby but you've lost touch with the father. You decide that you want to give the baby up for adoption. But in order to do that, you need to notify the father so he can have an opinion. Maybe he's going to go all Billy Jean on you, maybe he really wants to be a part of the child's life. Maybe you… » 10/20/14 2:43pm 10/20/14 2:43pm

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 10/17/14 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 10/16/14 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