Another tragic school shooting occurred late last month. In Oxford Township, Michigan, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley allegedly shot 11 at his Oxford High School, killing four students and injuring six students and a teacher. In total, the teen is facing 24 charges, including first-degree murder and terrorism causing death. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald is charging Crumbley as…

The early 2000’s crime and politics drama “The Wire” arguably was the first to expose the public to the concept of what “legalizing” drugs would look like when put into practice. Desperate to contain a growing heroin problem and the gang violence that came with it, an enterprising police major in Baltimore created “Hamsterdam.” In…

The Department of Justice recently outlined a new, tougher policy toward prosecuting white-collar criminals. According to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the DOJ is going to focus more on prosecuting individuals who benefit from corporate misconduct. The agency will also focus more attention and resources on repeat offenders. Going After Individuals In remarks to the American Bar…

At one time or another, you may have witnessed a pickup blowing out thick clouds of black exhaust smoke, apparently on purpose, and wondered if it’s legal. It’s called “rolling coal,” and it is indeed a thing. Coal rollers are diesel pickup owners who trick out their vehicles in ways that allow them to belch…

Not only does Facebook have a new name, but the company can also take credit for helping establish a new test for demand futility for derivative lawsuits under Delaware law. The new test, adopted by the Supreme Court of Delaware in United Food and Commercial Workers Union and Participating Food Industry Employers Tri-State Pension Fund v.…

Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health, currently before the Supreme Court, any…

New York state has been leading the fight against a very specific kind of art theft: ancient artifacts. A gilded Egyptian sarcophagus worth $4 million; Marble sculptures stolen during Lebanon’s civil war; Hindi and Buddhist statues taken from Cambodia; 33 relics from Afghanistan; 248 pieces from India including numerous bronze religious figures; 104 antiquities from Pakistan; over 17,000 artifacts…

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