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Why Trump’s Former Friends Can Receive Reduced Prison Time for Flipping

One by one Trump’s closest associates and friends are distancing themselves from him in order to save themselves. After pleading guilty to eight federal counts, Michael Cohen announced through his lawyer that he would never accept a pardon from a “criminal” like Trump: “I know that Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from a man who he considers to be both corrupt and a dangerous......
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Fact or Fiction: A Sitting President Cannot Be Criminally Prosecuted While in Office

This is a fact! Trump’s lawyers have said special counsel Robert Mueller already has told them he would abide by a longstanding Department of Justice view that the Constitution bars prosecuting sitting presidents. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), the executive branch’s most authoritative in-house lawyer, has long taken the position that the president cannot be prosecuted or even indicted while still in......
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Fact or Fiction: You Can Be Arrested for Harassing Animals

This is a fact! A man was recently cited after another Yellowstone visitor took video of him walking up to a bison in a roadway congested with stopped cars and waving his arms. The animal charges him a couple of times, but Reinke doesn’t appear to get hurt. Then, Yellowstone rangers connected Reinke’s extensive history, including past citations for drunk and disorderly behavior, and seeing the egregious......
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Can Police Officers Be Held Liable for Steering Trump Supporters into Violent Mob?

20 plaintiffs who attended a Trump campaign rally in June 2016 accuse San Jose, California police officers of directing them into a violent crowd of protestors. Plaintiffs say the officers stood by and did nothing while the rally attendees were physically assaulted with objects and hit. An elderly woman was attacked by protesters who pulled her hair and broke her glasses. Another plaintiff, then a......
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Fact or Fiction: Over 9,000 Lawsuits Claim Johnson’s Baby Powder Causes Cancer

This is fact! There are more than 9,000 talcum-powder lawsuits across the country. The lawsuits name as defendants companies like Johnson & Johnson and even the companies that mine talc and supply it to the manufacturers. While only a few lawsuits have gone to trial, so far Johnson & Johnson has lost most of them. In St. Louis, Missouri Johnson & Johnson has been ordered......
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Why is MGM Resorts Suing the Las Vegas Shooting Victims?

MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay hotel, used by Stephen Paddock to shoot and kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others. MGM also owns the Route 91 Harvest festival venue which hosted the music festival where victims were targeted. In federal U.S. District Courts in California, Nevada, and Arizona, MGM has filed for a declaratory judgment against hundreds of victims. A declaratory judgment lawsuit is......
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In California, Courts Can’t Force Yelp to Remove Negative Reviews

Lawyer Dawn Hassell filed a defamation suit against her firm’s former client, Ava Bird. Bird acknowledged she wrote a one-star review of the Hassell Law Group that complained her lawyer had withdrawn from her personal injury case “because her mom had a broken leg, or something like that, and that the insurance company was too much for her to handle.” “In all fairness, I have......
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Your Online Shopping Will Cost More After this Supreme Court Ruling

For most of its early years, most Amazon customers paid NO sales tax, which saved them significant amounts on items like electronics. Critics argue that this gave Amazon a huge early advantage that traditional brick and mortar retailers did not. Now, Amazon has almost $120 billion in revenue from product sales. Amazon’s ability to not charge sales tax for online orders was possible because of......
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Fact or Fiction: The Trump Administration “Lost” 1,500 Children

As I worshipped in Hampton Roads this morning, I couldn’t help but consider how Scripture commands compassionate treatment of migrants and refugees. Yet this administration is separating kids from their parents and unable to account for 1,500 lost children! Shame. https://t.co/oSyMYcS3y3 — Tim Kaine (@timkaine) May 27, 2018 Kaine’s tweet suggests the 1,500 children were separated from their families and then lost. This is FALSE.......
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That Gay Wedding Cake Case

Colorado baker Jack Phillips welcomes and serves everyone, of all sexual orientations, selling them coffee and off-the-shelf baked goods. In the past he has declined requests for Halloween, Satanic, and divorce cakes, and he has even refused to create cakes with anti-gay messages. However, he does not design custom wedding cakes for gay couples due to his religious beliefs. When he told this to a......
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