Law and Order/Legislation

Defense attorneys call for Blagojevich/Obama subpoena

Defense attorneys in the Rod Blagojevich trial have requested the President to testify. A Blagojevich Obama subpoena could go anywhere...
Rod Blagojevich

Death penalty in the U.S. context

In the summer of 2009, the court ordered that the authority to impose the death penalty should be carried out by the juries, not the judges.
Death Penalty opposers

Illinois payday lender sues, calling reforms unconstitutional

Illinois Lending Corp. is suing so that a provision within the Illinois Payday Loan Reform Act can be blocked. It's a Constitution argument.
A law stamped “Unconstitutional” in large letters.

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Open carry states | Have gun, will buy frappuccino

Starbucks has become an unwilling part of the controversy of open carry states and gun control. They're being pressured to ban guns in their stores.

Sirhan Sirhan claims to not remember Robert Kennedy shooting

Sirhan Sirhan says he does not remember killing Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. His lawyer maintains Sirhan was the victim of a brainwashing plot.
Robert Kennedy

Muskegon Heights Police investigated over missing money

Whether it's missing money or unclaimed money, it looks bad that it disappeared from the Muskegon Heights Police Department evidence room…
The Muskegon Heights Police Department is under investigation by Michigan State Police for allegedly stealing missing money from a property room.

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Hiccup girl Jennifer Mee arrested for murder

Jennifer Mee, the "Hiccup Girl" who came to national prominence for serial hiccups, has been arrested for first degree murder in Florida.
Human Diaphragm

I Heart Boobies breast cancer bands spark suspensions

Wildly popular “I Heart Boobies” bracelets got two students suspended. Now the ACLU is stepping up with a lawsuit against their school.
Collection of I (Heart) Boobies bracelets sold by the Keep A Breast foundation of Carlsbad, Calif. The bracelets are intended to promote breast cancer awareness.

Texas lawmakers propose SB 253 and HB 410 to limit payday loans

Texas payday loan stores are facing a re-definition bill and additional regulation that will, if passed, go into effect on September 1, 2011.
Payday loans

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Precious metal and gasoline theft increasing nationwide

Economic conditions have caused a noted rise in thefts of precious metals, including catalytic converters and copper wiring, and gasoline.
Catalytic Converter

Inmate gets kosher meals in accordance with Festivus beliefs

California Inmate Malcolm Alarmo King gets three kosher meals per day while in prison because of his officially declared religion: Festivus.
File photo of veteran comedic actor Jerry Stiller, who played Frank Costanza on TV's “Seinfeld.”

Sugarhouse Casino | Dangerous neighbor or badly needed stimulus?

Philadelphia's Sugarhouse Casino is officially open for business -- but that doesn't mean the debate around the issue is cooling off.
Sugarhouse Casino

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Jared Loughner enters not guilty plea in attempted murder case

Accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner has pleaded not guilty. Loughner's mental competence has not yet been questioned in the courtroom.
Photo of a courtroom

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Microsoft, T-Mobile

An Atlanta woman has filed a class-action lawsuit after a Microsoft server outage caused T-Mobile Sidekick users to lose important personal data...
Sidekick image from Wikimedia.

Christian militia group busted by the FBI and ATF

A Christian militia group known as the Hutaree militia was raided by the FBI and ATF on suspicion of a planned attack with guns and bombs...
What a crouching militia member might look like: dark clothing, gas mask obscuring the face and .45 caliber pistol at the ready.

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

WalMart finds itself at center of medical marijuana debate

Last January, Wal-Mart fired an employee for failing a routine drug test - and have since been at the center of a medical marijuana debate.
Medical Marijuana shop

Investment firm Terra Firma loses lawsuit over EMI

A jury has found that Citigroup did not lie to the head of Terra Firma's investment group. This means EMI will continue to hemorrhage money.
Lily Allen on EMI