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Meet The Professor Who Says Sex In A Blackout Isn't Always Rape
Is it possible to voluntarily have sex while blackout drunk? Kim Fromme, one of the country’s foremost blackout experts, isn’t afraid to say so, and has testified in high-profile rape cases from Steubenville to Stanford.
buzzfeed  rape  crime  legalsystem  trials  kimfromme  katiejmbaker 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans
Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy, according to a ProPublica analysis. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South.
propublica  debt  bankruptcy  poverty  legalsystem  racism  race  inequality 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Richard Posner, Leader of a Legal Revolution - Bloomberg
No one comes close to the retired federal judge in terms of influence on contemporary law.
bloomberg  richardposner  courtsystem  legalsystem  law  judiciary  judicialsystem  politics 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India - The New York Times
While reporting in Peepli Khera, I often set myself up at the home of a woman named Anjum, who lived next to a hand pump for water and therefore served as a clearinghouse for gossip.

I was lounging there when I heard that a woman had been killed last year, bludgeoned to death by her husband in front of at least a dozen people.

Anjum said the woman’s screams had woken her from a deep sleep, and she stumbled through the dark to the neighbor’s house, some 20 feet away. The woman, Geeta, was cowering in a neighbor’s bathroom, a U-shaped enclosure used for showering, while her husband brought a bamboo stick down on her, again and again, she told my colleague Suhasini, who was translating.
india  murder  crime  criminaljustice  domesticviolence  legalsystem  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire - The New York Times
Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious. Few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.
business  politics  donaldtrump  jarodkushner  realestate  legalsystem  tenantsrights  exploitation  slumlords  baltimore  maryland  nytimes  nytimesmag  propublica  alecmacgillis 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The strange case against David Lee Roth - The Morning Call
A woman is clogging the Lehigh County court system with divorce filings against David Lee Roth and there is nothing the legal system can do to stop her
themorningcall  davidleeroth  courtcases  courtsystem  legalsystem 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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