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Anthony Weiner Is Being Sentenced for Sexting. He Faces Up To 27 Months in Prison

(NEW YORK) — Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss.

The former New York congressman faces up to 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. 296 more words

First Amendment on the Decline?

Business owners in Minnesota have challenged the Minnesota Human Rights Act, a law that, in part, bars discrimination by businesses. Reminiscent of the Colorado bakery that refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple (which will be put before the Supreme Court), the Chief US District Court Judge has dismissed the Minnesota business owners’ case. 594 more words

News from ELITE Kerala

For the past three months a tussle between lawyers and journalists is going on in Kerala. It started with the groping by a government pleader who practices in the High Court of Kerala in Kochi (Ernakulam) in July 2016. 322 more words

Responsible citizen shoots 5.2m crocodile near Rockhampton

from the Guardian

A massive saltwater crocodile – said to be one of the biggest ever seen in Queensland – has been found shot dead in the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton. 612 more words


Texas Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Day-Care Children

WAXAHACHIE (AP) — Prosecutors say a 58-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing five children over a two-year period at his wife’s day care. 82 more words


Ottawa Citizen: Google is linking secret, court-protected names - including victim IDs - to online coverage

Ottawa Citizen: Google is linking secret, court-protected names – including victim IDs – to online coverage. “Google’s powerful search engine is defeating some court-ordered publication bans in Canada and undermining efforts to protect young offenders and victims. 23 more words


Ex-Baylor President: Some Women 'Make Themselves Victims'

WACO (AP) – A court filing this week reveals that the former interim president of Baylor University referred to some women who had been sexually assaulted as willing “to make themselves victims.” 120 more words