Month: April 2016

Louisiana Rapper’s Case Speaks to Bigger Problems in the Criminal Justice System

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 Louisiana Rapper’s Case Speaks to Bigger Problems in the Criminal Justice SystemFifteen years ago, a Louisiana jury convicted 22-year-old McKinley “Mac” Phipps—then a rising star on the famed hip hop label, No Limit Records—of manslaughter in the shooting death of a young concertgoer. He was sentenced to thirty years of hard labor for a crime that, to this day, he insists he did not commit.The state’s case was flimsy 15 years ago,... [...]

10 Divorce Court Horror Stories, Straight From Attorneys

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 10 Divorce Court Horror Stories, Straight From AttorneysThere’s nothing like divorce to bring out the worst in people. Just ask divorce lawyers.Below, attorneys who specialize in family law share the craziest antics they’ve had the pleasure of witnessing over the years. (Out of respect for their clients, they’ve requested to remain anonymous.)1. “One of my clients had a chemical peel before her deposition so she could look good in... [...]

This Divorced Couple Solved A Very Real Problem For Exes Everywhere

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This Divorced Couple Solved A Very Real Problem For Exes EverywhereWhen Ken and Wanda Bass divorced in 2002 after 15 years together, they weren’t the kind of exes who’d casually send Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards for the sake of the kids. In fact, when they did talk, they usually ended up arguing.Eventually, both Ken and Wanda — parents of two sons, now ages 15 and 22 — realized they needed to turn a new page in their... [...]

Paparazzi By Drone: Is This Legal?

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Paparazzi By Drone: Is This Legal?“Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she’s trying to learn how to swim at age 1?” asked Kanye West after a paparazzo used a drone to watch North West, Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye’s daughter, in the couple’s backyard pool.Paparazzi using drones — the so called “dronerazzi” — are using them to learn whether celebs are home, what time they take their kids to... [...]

‘Good’ Divorces Do Exist — I’m Living Proof

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‘Good’ Divorces Do Exist — I’m Living ProofMay 29th of this year will definitely be a day worth celebrating for me, as it’s my anniversary. No, not my wedding anniversary. Quite the opposite, in fact. May 29th is my anniversary of walking into a courtroom on a sunny spring day and standing before a judge as she thoroughly went over my divorce papers and put an official end date on my 10-plus year marriage.It took about 20 minutes from... [...]