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Animal trial - Wikipedia
'in 1750, a female donkey was acquitted of charges of bestiality due to witnesses to the animal's virtue and good behaviour while her human co-accused were sentence to death.'
WTF  amusing  law  crime  wikipedia  humanity;-we-are-a-fucked-up-species 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The case for prescription heroin » The Spectator
‘Whatever gave you the idea folk in authority operate according to reason? Your trouble is you’re being rational.’
Interesting  drugs  war-on-drugs  medicine  health  law  crime  culture  UK  USA 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The US definition of a hate crime
Possibly interesting to some people reading this, I'm curious how this differs from the UK definition. Interesting that some major stuff doesn't get prosecuted as such, because they're already going to get life imprisonment or execution, and the prosecutor doesn't want to have to prove the hate crime element as well
Interesting  crime  law  bigotry  USA  religion  death 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Louisiana Upholds Ban On Oral Sex, While Necrophilia Remains Legal
'while the law cannot be enforced and sodomy can’t be used as a cause for arrest, the House refuses to remove it from the books.'
WTF  USA  sex  law  crime  necrophilia  religion  culture 
january 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Waiters face sack if they ask diners for cash tips
Well, I'll be defaulting to cash tips from now on. And probably somewhat avoiding the chain restaurants that do this shit.
money  business  people-suck  UK  minimum-wage  law 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Satanic Children's BIG BOOK of activities
Link is to a PDF. A Florida county let Christian organisations distribute action books in schools. So they have to let other religions do so too. And The Satanic Temple (who've also erected a statue to Baphomet near a Ten Commandments momument in some US park), put together a fun activity book!
amusing  Awesome  religion  Christianity  Satanism  equality  Interesting  clever  law  freedom  USA 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy | Autostraddle
Trigger warning for discussion of rape, though it's discussed very much from just the consent side.
law  USA  rape  rape-culture  university  sex 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Fairly in depth piece on the phone hacking trial
and on the power that comes from throwing a *lot* of money at legal representation
Interesting  law  crime  hacking  phones  News-of-The-World  journalism  Murdoch  media  money  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Google Glass driving charge dismissed
'abecause the code she was cited for required proof that the device was in operation'
Interesting  law  technology  crime  USA  wearable-technology  Google-Glass 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The secret history of fashion laws
'The 1732 Hat Act banned American colonists from wearing US made headgear'
Interesting  clothes  culture  history  law 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Peers block law on being annoying in public
'Courts could impose these on anyone engaging - or threatening to engage - in "conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person".'
Interesting  law  UK  politics 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Satanic Temple Unveils Design For 7-foot Statue In Oklahoma
'The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislature's decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue.'
amusing  religion  law  fairness  USA 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages | PCWorld
'Swiss firm High-Tech Bridge, for example, reported in August it used a dedicated Web server and generated a secret URL for each of the 50 largest social networks, Web services and free email systems it was testing for their respect of user privacy.'
Interesting  Facebook  social-media  privacy  communication  litigation  law 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Court refuses trial by combat
'A court has rejected a 60-year-old man's attempt to invoke the ancient right to trial by combat, rather than pay a £25 fine for a minor motoring offence.' 2002 news.
amusing  old-link  news-from-years-ago  silly  law  crime 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Texas, other death penalty states scramble for lethal injection drugs - CNN.com
'A federal civil complaint in Texas claims the defendants may have falsified prescriptions, lied to pharmacies and perhaps even broken the law, but they're not drug runners. They're officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, responsible for executing death row inmates.'
law  crime  death  death-penalty  USA  drugs 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour’s plan for Tea and Coffee prohibition « Complicity
'It appears those drafting the amendment did not realise that the scary sounding phrase “psychoactive drugs” includes caffeine.'
amusing  law  fail  drugs  war-on-drugs  Labour-party 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone-hacking trial: three ex-News of the World staff plead guilty | UK news | theguardian.com
One of the major parts of the case appears to be Brooks and others running around hiding information about their awareness and support of the hacking.
journalism  law  hacking  crime  News-of-The-World  UK  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Press regulation: Papers lose Privy Council injunction bid
'two judges refused them an injunction and said there were no grounds for a judicial review;
law  journalism  politics  westminster  UK  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
New York court declares unpaid interns can’t file sexual harassment charges against employers | The Raw Story
'Unpaid interns aren’t covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, so they have to depend on local laws to protect them. In this case, no such laws exist.'
harrasment  law  USA  wtf  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules  what-the-everliving-fuck  via-Bart-Calendar 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
'I said to Klaus Barbie: I want people to see your human side' | World news | The Guardian
'French lawyer Jacques Vergès has represented some of the 20th century's most notorious criminals.'
France  law  history  politics  terrorism  posttofacebook  crime  interesting  war 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking | Environment | The Guardian
Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement
law  USA  news  money  litigation  interesting  wtf  energy  fracking 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Russia Says It Will Arrest Openly Gay Tourists | Travel and Escape
'Putin claims the law doesn’t discriminate against LGBT people, but rather—in an argument riddled with faulty logic—is there to “protect children from pedophilia.”'
law  posttofacebook  discrimination  people-suck  bigotry  Russia  wtf  LGBT  what-the-everliving-fuck 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - US Supreme Court overturns gay marriage provision
'The US Supreme Court has struck down a law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman only, in a landmark ruling.'
law  USA  posttofacebook  equality  awesome  equal-marriage  LGBT  Supreme-Court 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Humanist marriage move could open way to surge in sham weddings, claim registrars - Telegraph
The people who currently do non religious marriages are bitching about the idea that other people might get to do 'em. Somehow, I think they may have a bias…
law  politics  humanism  atheism  equal-marriage  UK  interesting  marriage 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Naked rambler' Stephen Gough jailed for flouting Asbo
Is he really that much of a problem that he's worth the six years of jail time he's been sentenced to so far?
law  posttofacebook  news  crime  not-actually-NSFW-itself  rights  UK  interesting  culture  nudity  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Marine Le Pen to face prosecution for comparing Muslims to Nazis - Telegraph
'after the European Parliament's legal committee recommended that the far-Right leader be stripped of her immunity.'
law  the-far-right  France  politics  posttofacebook  news  crime  bigotry  interesting  racism  via-Bart-Calendar 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
No, Texas Law Does Not Say You Can Shoot an Escort Who Refuses to Have Sex
Analysis piece argues that the jury likely acquit because the defence argued that shooter fired at tires, and a fragment hit the escort, making it manslaughter not murder, with neither prosecution or judge giving the jury the option to convict on that.
law  prostitution  posttofacebook  USA  news  crime  death  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
30 July – UK copyright: Accessing Orphan Works | Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
A response to the Register thing on 'your photos belong to everyone now' thing I shared yesterday. I probably give this more weight, partly because El Reg is unreliable, but also because I'm told the particular Reg reporter is especially bad.
law  politics  posttofacebook  intellectual-property  UK  copyright  via-Andrew-Ducker 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now • The Register
If your stuff doesn't have a clear owner (say, if its metadata has been stripped during upload), then commercial organisations can not only use it for themselves, but also sell it on.
law  posttofacebook  intellectual-property  important  UK  copyright  wtf  Internet  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The forgotten prisoners of America's own Gulag - The Independent
166 inmates remain. 3 convicted, 30 to face trial. 50 in legal no-man's-land, too dangerous to release but against whom there is not enough evidence to prosecute. And then there are 86 who have been cleared for release, yet aren't released.
USA  comment  fail  freedom  law  military  posttofacebook  rights  terrorism  War-on-Terror  wtf 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour abstention on workfare bill prompts party infighting
Quite why Labour is helping the government cover their arse with retroactive legislation to make the illegal become legal, I'm not sure.
benefits  fail  fairness  labour  law  money  politics  posttofacebook  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
‘Unwise to block free speech law’ at Stormont - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter
'he could think of no reason for Stormont blocking the Defamation Bill from Northern Ireland other than that politicians wanted “to be able to sue newspapers more readily”.'
libel  law  journalism  politics  free-speech  media 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Sunday Times jails its source » Spectator Blogs
'My Guardian colleague Marina Hyde said that the lesson of the Sunday Times’ treatment of Pryce was that no one should talk to journalists.'
law  journalism  politics  news  crime  interesting  media  Lib-Dems 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Silvio Berlusconi convicted over Italy wiretap
Fucking hell, how many times does he have to be found guilty before they send him to jail? ' Berlusconi has been accused of charges including accounting fraud, perjury, bribery, corruption, having unlawful sex with a minor, and fraud over the sale of film rights.'
law  politics  posttofacebook  fail  crime  Berlusconi  wtf  Italy 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Juries could be open to more scrutiny, two top lawyers say - Telegraph
'Lord Woolf, a former Lord Chief Justice, and Lord Macdonald, a former Director of Public Prosecutions, said the system could be improved after a jury was criticised for showing "fundamental deficits of understanding" during the trial of Vicky Pryce.'
law  UK  interesting 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why do we let the Prudocracy police our sexual fantasies?
'I masturbate. You masturbate. Let's not get our knickers in such a twist about it'
law  journalism  sex  posttofacebook  porn  image  interesting  media  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
HowStuffWorks "What's so important about the Code of Hammurabi?"
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, a couple of hundred years before Moses came up with that idea.
history  law  awesome  interesting 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Techno Viking and the curse of internet celebrity | Fruzsina Eordogh | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'Finding yourself at the centre of a meme sensation should be lucrative – but a Berlin lawsuit shows fame doesn't always pay'
law  geeky  memes  amusing  interesting  internet 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Press regulation: it's back
'Just when you thought statutory press regulation had gone quiet, it has erupted back onto the Westminster stage.'
law  journalism  politics  press  Leveson-inquiry  westminster  interesting  media 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nancy A. Collins calls for DragonCon boycott over ties to co-founder | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
Because money from it is still going to said person, who is using it to fight his court cases against his arrests for child abuse
law  abuse  crime  money  conventions  geekery 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Stardancer News - In the Future, All Space Marines Will Be Warhammer 40K Space Marines
Please share far and wide. GW tries to claim ownership over a term that's been used by others for decades.
law  posttofacebook  Warhamster  people-suck  scifi  Games-Workshop  copyright  wtf 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Troubling number of women denied constitutional rights based on pregnancy | The Raw Story
'a wide range of cases in which pregnant women were arrested and detained not only if they ended a pregnancy or expressed an intention to end a pregnancy, but also after suffering unintentional pregnancy loss.'
law  life  posttofacebook  fail  USA  freedom  abortion  pregnancy  rights  wtf  culture  via-Bart-Calendar 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police demand DNA samples from gay men
'Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.'
wtf  law  crime  discrimination  LGBT  what-the-everliving-fuck  posttofacebook  DNA  surveilance  police 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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