On Saturday, March 12th, Avvo Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom appeared on California lawyer Alan Gurvey’s Los Angeles-area radio show “Gurvey’s Law”; Eugene Volokh, author of the influential column “The Volokh Conspiracy” from the Washington Post was also on hand.
It’s an old tale—young, female singer controlled and abused by an older Svengali industry insider. It resonates because so many women in so many industries have been sexually harassed or assaulted. If a (presumably) rich and famous star like Kesha can’t get justice, who can?
In a surprising victory for Planned Parenthood, a Texas grand jury investigating whether it had illegally sold fetal tissue refused to indict the women’s reproductive rights health service—and instead charged two anti-abortion activists with felony charges.
On Dec. 28, 2015, Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback were not charged in the shooting death of twelve year old Tamir Rice after the grand jury “declined to indict” the officers. We now learn—through a very peculiar and suspicious set of circumstances—that in fact no vote was taken. This is contrary to every other grand jury case that I’ve ever heard about.
Tired of offering condolences and prayers, President Obama has taken executive action primarily centered on new background check requirements, to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and the mentally ill.
A Netflix documentary series has been making headlines recently, both because it’s hugely popular and because it has the (remote) potential to free a convicted murderer. Here’s why this is all very good news.
Because his victims were economically disadvantaged African American women, many with criminal records, Mr. Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, calculated that he could get away with his crimes because no one would believe his victims. He was wrong.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has suggested from the bench that African Americans should go to “less-advanced” “slower-track” schools rather than get a boost from affirmative action, and that perhaps prestigious universities should have fewer black students in their ranks.
Treating revenge porn as a form of domestic violence can help speed the process of obtaining restraining orders and prevent further abuse.
In the Chicago shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the behavior of everyone—the police shooter, his fellow officers that night, the police spokesman, the attorney general, the city council, the mayor, and most of the media—now appears to range from incompetence to outright lies and coverup.