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  • Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000

    Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000
    It wasn't such a good idea when Diversified Consultants Inc., a debt collection agency, started calling Jamie Davis of Cambridge, Mass., two years ago asking about an account belonging to someone named Rosalee Pagan. Davis, obviously, was not Pagan....
  • A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat

    A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat
    When last we visited with Sherlock Holmes, a federal judge had just saved him from the clutches of perhaps his most menacing foe ever -- the copyright law.  Now an appeals judge has saved the great detective from an even greater threat -- extortion by a...
  • Looks, youth, equal doubt

    It’s becoming increasingly apparent that even though all the evidence is stacked against you - you’ve got more than a ‘reasonable’ chance of beating a murder rap if you’re a 20-something, pretty white female. Casey...
  • Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

    Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
    Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her...
  • Obama strikes a blow against the scourge of forced arbitration

    Little noticed in coverage of President Obama's signing of the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order July 31 was a provision that has been called "one of the most important positive steps for civil rights in the last 20 years." The statement...
  • The McDonnell trial: Asked and answered

    From the coverage, it probably seems like the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is just one bombshell after another. And it is. The testimony about their relationship, and their relationship with Jonnie R. Williams Sr., is every bit the tawdry...
  • Claims of retaliation for faculty dissent at Corcoran Gallery of Art

    It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive. On Thursday, Peggy Loar, the Corcoran’s interim director and president, terminated an instructor who opposes the...
  • No resolution for 'wrong turn' Marine who entered Mexico with guns

    No resolution for 'wrong turn' Marine who entered Mexico with guns
    TIJUANA -- Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine who has been charged with violating Mexican gun laws, arrived at a federal courthouse here Monday morning in a dramatic, and slightly ironic, motorcade of armored vehicles, blaring sirens and black-clad men...
  • Proportion and mercy in evidence in Ford plea deal

    Proportion and mercy in evidence in Ford plea deal
    Officials with the U.S. attorney's office didn't comment Monday after federal prosecutors dropped all 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. LaShawn Ford of Chicago in exchange for a guilty plea to just one misdemeanor tax charge. Below,...
  • In Africa policy, let freedom ring

     In Africa policy, let freedom ring
    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Barack Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues too. That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on...
  • Here's how an unhappy judge approves a Wall Street wrist-slapping

    Here's how an unhappy judge approves a Wall Street wrist-slapping
    New York federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff has been the strongest voice on the bench for bringing Wall Street wrongdoers to justice. So it isn't surprising that when his masters on a federal appeals court ordered him to sign off on an indulgent fraud...