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The Fight Over Abortion Has Only Just Begun

When the Supreme Court handed down its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade on the morning of June 24, the news struck like lightning, setting off thousands of fires that will shape legal, political, healt..


Jury Finds That Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Teenager at Playboy Mansion in 1975

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975.

The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in ..


Accused Buffalo Gunman Faces Possible Death Penalty After Being Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket has been charged with federal hate crimes and could face the death penalty, according ..


Rediscovered Documents Reveal Sojourner Truth’s Fight To Save Her Son

In 1828, years before she took the name Sojourner Truth, a Black woman who had escaped slavery with her infant daughter won a court fight in New York’s Hudson Valley to bring her son, Peter, home from..


Happy the Elephant Is Not a Person and Will Not Be Freed From the Zoo, Court Rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court on Tuesday rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, ruling in a closely watched case that she does not meet the definition of a “perso..


What Legal Experts Think of Amber Heard’s Chances on Appeal

A jury may have come back with a victory for Johnny Depp in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, but the legal drama is far from over. Heard’s lawyers have said that she will appeal the de..


The Depp-Heard Trial Perpetuates the Myth of the Perfect Victim

Victim advocates hoped that, five years after #MeToo went viral, our culture would have developed a nuanced understanding of harassment and assault. Domestic abuse, in particular, is messy and complic..


Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect Indicted for Murder, Terrorism, and Hate Crimes

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A grand jury on Wednesday charged the white 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of ..


Clinton Campaign Lawyer Michael Sussmann Acquitted of Lying to FBI

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was acquitted Tuesday of lying to the FBI when he pushed information meant to cast suspicions on Donald Trump and Russia in the r..


Bill Cosby Is Facing Another Trial. Here’s What to Know About the Judy Huth Case

Jury selection begins Monday in a new trial against Bill Cosby—a trial that could be one of the last legal proceedings the once beloved comedian faces.

Judy Huth, the plaintiff in the case, alleges t..