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  1. jussie smollet
    Read the Chicago Police Department’s File on the Jussie Smollett CaseDespite the charges against him being dropped, prosecutors say they think the actor lied to police.
  2. jussie smollett
    Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Jussie SmollettThe actor’s record will be “wiped clean,” his lawyers said in a statement.
  3. the city
    Sprint to Eliminate Cash Bail Raises Tough ChoicesLawmakers and DAs are at odds over who can be held in jail before trial, as Governor Cuomo presses to pass a bill by April 1.
  4. select all
    Elon Musk Gets Sued for Calling Diver Who Rescued Cave-Trapped Boys a ‘Pedo’The billionaire tripled down on his speculation that the heroic diver was a pedophile and dared him to sue.
  5. Pennsylvania GOP Defies Anti-Gerrymandering Court OrderA constitutional crisis is brewing in the Keystone State.
  6. Trump Admin & Appeals Court Keep Imprisoned Immigrant From Having AbortionThe GOP is bending to the right-to-life movement in an effort to deny a woman in federal custody the right to choose.
  7. select all
    4 Things We Learned From Mark Zuckerberg’s Court TestimonyVirtual-reality firm Oculus is being sued over alleged stolen technology.
  8. Federal Court Rejects Uber Settlement As UnfairThe case, concerning 385,000 drivers, could head to trial.
  9. gun control
    Court Rules Second Amendment Doesn’t Guarantee Right to Carry Concealed WeaponsThe ruling upheld a California law requiring applicants to show “good cause” for needing to carry a gun.
  10. Why Is Oracle Suing Google and What’s at Stake?An intricate court case has big implications.
  11. call an audible
    Schneiderman Sues Fantasy-Sports Sites The New York State attorney general alleges they’re nothing but digital-age bookies.
  12. call an audible
    DraftKings and FanDuel Say They Will Fight a Ban in New York StatePotentially in defiance of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s cease-and-desist order.
  13. bye!
    New York Says ‘Bye’ to Fantasy-Sports GiantsThis is not good news for the fantasy-sports giants. 
  14. gun violence
    Gun Store Ordered to Pay Nearly $6 Million to Wounded Officers “Will it change the way things are done around the country? Time will tell.”
  15. silk road
    Ross Ulbricht, Founder of Silk Road, Sentenced to Life in Prison“I wish I could go back and convince myself to take a different path.”
  16. white house
    Obama Immigration Plan Still in PurgatoryAnother federal court prevents the executive actions from going into effect. 
  17. courts
    Gyrocopter Pilot Could Face 9 Years in Prison“I think it was worth it.”
  18. Appeals Court Rules NSA Phone Surveillance Is Illegal“[I]f Congress chooses to authorize such a far-reaching and unprecedented program, it has every opportunity to do so, and to do so unambiguously.”
  19. 66-Year-Old Nebraska Woman Sues All Gay PeopleThe seven-page handwritten lawsuit is titled Driskell v. Homosexuals.
  20. New York Judge Gives Chimps a Day in CourtHercules and Leo will be allowed to complain about being held at Stony Brook University … through human attorneys. 
  21. Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree MurderThe verdict comes with mandatory life in prison.
  22. First Part of Boston Marathon Trial Nearly OverThe prosecution ends their case on Monday.
  23. Prosecutors in Boston Marathon Bombing Case Forced to Define ‘Mad Cooked’The jury looks at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s tweets.
  24. Accused Terrorist Says He Was Just ‘Chasing Women on the Internet’Federal prosecutors, on the other hand, believe he took part in a failed Al Qaeda plot to bomb England, Denmark, and New York City.
  25. Accused Etan Patz Killer’s Attorney Says He Hallucinated That Whole ConfessionThe disputed confession makes up most of the evidence.
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former St. John’s Dean Cecilia Chang Chose Court Over a Cushy Plea“She had tremendous pride.”
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    The Five Zaniest Moments in Court From St. John’s ‘Dean of Mean’A raucous day in court turns tragic.
  28. can i get a witness
    Court Has Little Faith in Mystic Imam’s Expertise on CursesCalled to testify in a hex-related murder case.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    Will the Courts Put an End to Stop-and-Frisk?It’s more likely than Bloomberg having a sudden change of heart.
  30. kaaaahhhnnn!
    DSK’s Lawyers Working on Bronx StrategyIt might include avoiding the Bronx all together.
  31. kaaaahhhnnn!
    Charges Against DSK Officially DismissedBut the dismissal has been stayed pending one last appeal.
  32. courts
    Eliot Spitzer Sued for $90 Million in Twin Libel SuitsOuch.
  33. ny1
    Dominic Carter’s Attempted Assault Conviction Reversed by Appeals CourtIt should have never gone to court, they ruled.
  34. crime
    Second ‘Rape Cop’ Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail for MisconductThe “lookout” gets two months.
  35. disgusting things
    Dad of Hudson River Murder-Suicide Victims Sues City for $80 MillionThis is gross.
  36. the gods must be crazy
    Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in PrisonThe polygamist leader received the maximum sentence in both charges against him.
  37. one world trade
    Could You Pipe Down a Little, Ground Zero?The Millennium Hilton is suing the Port Authority for $8 million for being too noisy for too long during its reconstruction of the World Trade Center.
  38. vu.
    Faye Dunaway Does Not Appreciate Your Insinuation That She Is Being EvictedShe can’t be evicted from her apartment because she doesn’t LIVE there, duh.
  39. vu.
    Faye Dunaway Facing Eviction From Rent-Stabilized Upper East Side ApartmentThere’s something else about the movie star you should know.
  40. terrorble
    Nine NYPD Officers Subpoenaed for Leaking Terror Plot DetailsDid the NYPD screw up the Najibullah Zazi bust for the FBI?
  41. equal rites
    New York State Challenges DOMAThat was quick.
  42. equal rites
    First Lawsuit to Overturn Marriage Equality in New York Already StymiedThanks, Fred Dicker!
  43. the fabulous noels
    Marisa Noel Brown Sued for Making Money Off of Stuff That Wasn’t HersThere’s an unsatisfying symmetry here.
  44. kaaaahhhnnn!
    If Dominique Strauss-Kahn Had a Bad Piece of Fish for Lunch, It Could Be All OverThat’s a lot of pressure on a lunch.
  45. white men with money
    Conrad Black Is Going Back to JailA baron back behind bars.
  46. the supremes
    The Late Anna Nicole Smith Loses Her Supreme Court CaseBad news for Dannielynn.
  47. suicide
    Joseph Brooks Left All of His Money to His Personal TrainerNot that she’ll get to keep it.
  48. equal rites
    Federal Judge Rejects Bid to Dismiss Prop 8 RulingThe judge in that case, Vaughn Walker, had no obligation to recuse himself because he himself is gay.
  49. hellivision
    Woman on All-White-Lady Show Sued for Harassing Black LadyCindy Barshop gets sued.
  50. socialites
    Lawsuit Claims Andres Santo Domingo Ran Over Somebody’s FootIt was, apparently, a $100 million foot.
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