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Legal Briefs: What’s Happening in the Law? Listen Listen

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Each week, we bring you updates on the legal world. Looking ahead… With the release of the new iPhones this past week, Apple has started a battle with the government over phone data access. Previously, the government could access unencrypted data on the cellular devices via a...

Life as a Police Officer—What It Looks Like, What It Is Listen Listen

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When we tried to lift him into the backseat of the police car, the man’s legs detached from his body. I was working patrol at Central Precinct. The patrol division in many departments consists of officers assigned to respond to 911 calls and non-emergency requests for...

The Law of Outer Space Listen Listen

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With the reboot of the miniseries Cosmos on Fox, I get the sense that Carl Sagan has come back in to vogue. For him, science mattered, and in particular, space science mattered. I dare you to watch The Pale Blue Dot and not feel moved to...

Louisiana Judge Crams Some Gay Marriage Down Your Throat Listen Listen

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According to opponents of marriage equality for same sex couples, the 40 pro-equality rulings since last year’s landmark Windsor decision are the product of “activist” judges out to cram gay marriage down our collective throats. Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage*, has written...

Paws & Laws: The Very Real Link Between Domestic Violence and Pet Abuse Listen Listen

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Earlier this month, Jets’ Michael Vick, notorious for his criminal dogfighting operation, publicly stated that he believed Ray Rice deserved a second chance. Turns out, the link between domestic violence and animal abuse is less tenuous than you might think. The connections between animal abuse and...