Law and Order/Legislation

Suspects must speak to remain silent, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of requiring suspects to actually speak if they wish to exercise the Miranda right to remain silent…
It looks like these police officers are taking this man's right to remain silent quite literally, as they're covering his mouth. In truth, this altercation appears to have occurred in a country that is not bound by Miranda Rights.

Kingston Jamaica declares monthlong state of emergency

A fight over extradition of a local businessman and suspected drug lord is causing civil unrest and an emergency state in Kingston, Jamaica.
Kingston Jamaica

Coca-Cola lawyers say Vitamin Water is not a healthy beverage

Vitamin Water is not a healthy beverage, says Coca-Cola's legal team. Nevertheless, the company's intense marketing blitz is saying otherwise.
Close-up photo of two bottles of Vitamin Water, side-by-side.

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

Rosemary Port Files $15 Million Lawsuit Against Google

Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing Google for $15 million, saying the company violated her privacy by revealing her identity ...
Rosemary Port

Silvio Berlusconi likely to face criminal trial in Italy

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is likely to face criminal charges in Italy. He allegedly engaged the services of an underage prostitute.
Silvio Berlusconi

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Harvard impostor | Guilty of larceny and identity fraud

A 24-year-old who lied his way into Harvard, Stanford and other educational awards has entered a guilty plea. He was ordered to pay $45,806.
Harvard

PA mother shows cops photo of duct-taped child, arrested

It was an open-and-shut case for investigators. A woman brought police the picture being used to prove she is guilty of child endangerment.
Duct tape

S 3271 | Financial Reform Bill Summary Part 2

The Senate is set to debate S 3271, the Financial Reform Bill, this week. How does the Senate bill differ from the House bill? READ ON...
New York City Financial District buildings

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

The Difficulties of Unemployment

Unemployment has become increasingly worrisome with the recession. Don't give up.
Desperate financial times drive some to choose desperate measures. Don't give up, however. Think through your situation and find suitable answers.

Wall Street reform includes a new whistle-blower provision

Wall Street reform has passed into law. Did you know it includes a whistleblower provision that gives informants a cut of government fines?
New York subway mosaic reading "Wall Street."

Making Work Pay credit expiring | Most paychecks will shrink

Though the Bush tax cuts are receiving the most attention, the $60 billion Making Work Pay tax credit is set to expire soon.
Capitol Hill

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

Heather Podesta | Belle du Jour of D.C. Lobbyists

Heather Podesta is the lobbyist of the summer in Washington, D.C., and she is a Democrat. Is the Washington Post amiss in doing a style piece on her? Or have…
Heather Podesta (Photo: flickr.com)

Jaycee Lee Dugard and kids receive $20 million settlement

Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was missing for 18 years, and her kids were granted a $20 million settlement by the State of California, reports CNN.
The California State Assembly building in Sacramento.

Westboro Baptist Church | The First Amendment challenges

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments surrounding the Westboro Baptist Church. What is the constitutional basis of the arguments?
U.S. Supreme Court building

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Obama administration overhauls health care conscience clause

The Obama administration has altered the health care conscience clause to make it possible for women to access reproductive care more easily.
A Caduceus symbol that represents the medical profession.

Consumers should watch for payday loan collection scams

Many debt collections are legal, but there are some fraudulent debt collection scams out there, including phony payday loan collection scams.
Rows of cubicles and phones