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Can Unpaid Interns and Volunteers Sue Employers for Wrongful Termination?

The Art Institute of Chicago, home to a world famous collection including Vincent Van Gogh’s The Bedroom, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, and Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older white women. Until their firing, the Art Institute had more than 100 docents, 82 of whom were active....
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Fact or Fiction: Biological Male Serial Pedophiles Can Be Housed in Women’s Prisons

This is a FACT! In the Canadian prison system, serial pedophiles and sex offenders can be moved to women’s prisons merely by self-identifying as women. Although “women are around five times more likely than men to be the victim of a sexual crime, and men are one hundred times more likely to be the perpetrator of one,” the Canadian prison service allows whoever identifies as...
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What Exactly Was R. Kelly Found Guilty Of?

After just 9 hours of deliberation, a federal jury found Kelly guilty on nine counts including racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, sex trafficking, and a violation of the Mann Act. But what are these charges exactly? Racketeering. There are more than twenty crimes which can support a racketeering charge, including bribery, kidnapping and murder, and most of those crimes are felonies by...
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Fact or Fiction: Insurance Policy Suicide Clause Leads Lawyer to Hire His Own Murderer

This is a fact! Life insurance policies will typically include something known as a suicide provision, or suicide clause. This provision generally prohibits the payout of insurance benefits if the policyholder commits suicide. The provision is typically valid for two years, meaning that if the policyholder dies by suicide within the first two years of the policy, then the insurance will not pay out the...
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Eating the Evidence is Almost Never Good for a Criminal Suspect

The Pedophile Judge Who (Probably) Ate an SD Card Judge Jonathan Gray of Maryland was accused of recording students bathing in his hunting cabin. A young student saw the camera while bathing, so he took pictures with his cell phone and, with the help of his parents, reported it to the FBI. The judge, who was also a former prosecutor, completely denied the allegations. Police...
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Celebrities Like Rihanna Who Sued Their Closest Family Members

Sometimes, family matters and business get entangled so much that every effort to smoothen things out fails. The courtroom is where it’s often revealed that celebrities are just people with the same problems as everyone else, including having to deal with betrayal and lies from those closest to us. Even celebrities reach a point where legal action is taken against a family member. Here are...
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Fact or Fiction: Teachers Have a First Amendment Right Not to Use Students’ “Preferred Pronouns”

  This is a fact! At least in Loudoun County, Virginia, where a teacher, Tanner Cross, spoke out against the school system’s proposed gender policy. That policy requires that “LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity.” Mr. Cross stated that he would not use preferred pronouns: “I love all of my...
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Why the Feds Seized Ancient Tablets Purchased by Hobby Lobby

In 2014 Hobby Lobby purchased a 3,500-year-old clay tablet purchased by the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain for $1.6 million from Christie’s auction house. Hobby Lobby purchased it for display at its Washington, D.C.-based Museum of the Bible.. The tablet, which bears a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian poem considered one of the world’s oldest works, originated in the area of...
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First Ever Member of the British Royal Family is Sued by An American in An American Court

On August 9, 2021, Plaintiff Virginia Giuffre sued “Prince Andrew, Duke of York, a/k/a/ Andrew Albert Christian Edward, in his personal capacity” in the federal court for the Southern District of New York. Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth II’s second-born son. Prince Andrew’s older brother, Prince Charles, is first in line to the throne. Ms. Guiffre alleges that Prince Andrew committed sexual assault and battery...
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