Jay-Z

Grammy award-winning Superstar Jay-Z is suing popular hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion for selling iconic images and prints of the rapper. According to the lawsuit, Mannion is profiting off the image and likeness of the rapper without Jay-Z’s consent. Mannion first worked with Jay-Z after he photographed the cover of... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at a Senate Armed Services budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee on the President’s 2022 Budget Proposal, the nation’s new Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin, said that he has already received recommendations from an independent commission to address the horrific problems related to the sexual abuse of both women and... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing attack, file photo, April 19, 2013.

The Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reexamine the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in an effort to reinstate the death sentence for him.   On April 15, 2013, Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev attacked the Boston community at the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon.... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
New York Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell (D-N.Y.) marches in New York City's LGBTQ+ Pride Parade. (Twitter/Danny_ODonnell via The Hill)

The New York State Assembly has approved a critical bill titled the Gender Recognition Act. If approved by the governor, under this act, New York state residents who apply for a driver's license or renewal will now be able to select their “sex designation of M, F, or X as... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
June 7, 2021, file photo, a person holds a sign to protest at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas, a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job.

A Houston judge handed down a rather critical ruling in the case of hospital employees who filed suit after their hospital system mandated vaccinations for all its staff members.   Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, brought forth a mandate that stipulated all staff members would need to get the COVID-19... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Illegally possessed firearms seized by authorities are displayed during a news conference in Los Angeles in 2018.(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Some gun restrictions that are commonly in place around the country include background checks, restrictions on gun ownership for felons, and gun licensing. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a phone system that a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) calls to do a background check on people who... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
Still from a police dash cam shows a trooper walking around Janice Nicole Harper's overturned car on U.S. Highway 167 in Pulaski County, Ark., file photo, July 9, 2020.

Arkansas state police are facing a lawsuit after one of their own caused the vehicle of a pregnant woman to flip over during a traffic stop. On July 9, 2020, Nicole Harper, 38, was driving 84 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone along U.S. Highway 167 in... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
US Pentagon aerial view

A Department of Defense employee, Randolph Stanley, 42, has been charged with student aid fraud after he applied for millions of dollars in federal aid using the personal information of non-existent students.   Stanley was an employee at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and had previously worked closely with students... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Attorney Anthony Douglas Rappaport stands with clients, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn, right, in San Francisco at a 2016 news conference. (Sudhin Thanawala/AP Photo))

A Vallejo couple has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the Vallejo Police Department and the city after officials discounted the couple’s story of a late-night home invasion turned kidnapping.   In March of 2015, Denise Huskins and her then-boyfriend Aaron Quinn alleged that at least two individuals in wetsuits broke... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
man looking at assault weapons on wall

A Northwestern Medicine study has been published in a pre-print and is waiting to be accepted by a journal. For now, it is preliminary. The study found that the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (FAWB) that existed from 1994-2004 led to a large decrease in mass shootings and the number of... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
Members of the Honor Guard can be seen as they stand in a row during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Knox Main Post Cemetery on May 31, 2021 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

When American men and women turn 18, they can all vote. Men, but not women, must also register for the draft within 30 days, even though military service in the U.S. has been completely voluntary since 1973. Over 40 years ago, a group of men challenged the male-only draft registration law, calling... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
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