Today was the day that the US Supreme Court heard the first of the two cases that will determine the immediate future of gay marriage not only in California but across America. Hundreds and hundreds of people on both sides of the argument crowded the streets outside the Supreme Court building, trying to make their own public case for one side or the other.
Google Glass is supposed to hit the market by the end of this year, but West Virginia isn’t taking any chances. There’s already legislation introduced that would ban drivers from wearing or using Google Glass or any other type device while driving. Like anyone in WV would even know high tech smartphone-like glasses if they saw them.
Thanks to a lapse in DMCA regulations, cell phone companies now have the power to prosecute you for unlocking or jailbreaking your own phone that you bought from them, even if you own it outright and don’t have a contract. It’s completely ridiculous, and after a petition to the White House quickly got over the necessary 100k signatures, the White House responded, and they agree… the law is dumb.
Last year, the FAA approved the use of surveillance drones by local and state law enforcement and since then, hundreds and hundreds of law enforcement offices across America have ordered their own little drones, but increasingly Americans are getting pissed off at these little futuristic eyes in the sky, and for good reason. Nothing says “Welcome to the Big Brother state of the future” than having cops spy on you with little flying eyeballs.
A Virginia man who wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area won a trial Friday in his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages for being detained on a disorderly conduct charge.
In the wake of the tragic death of Aaron Swartz, many are asking did the U.S. government go too far. In this article Dr. Judy Stone an infectious disease specialist shares what happens when the U.S. has its sights set on making an example out of you.
While everyone in Washington is finally starting to take a serious look at what might be done to prevent mass shootings, a lot of things have come back on the table, things like violent video games. Obama said he’s going to ask the CDC to investigate any links between violent video games and violence (as if there haven’t been enough studies already), and now the House introduced a bill that would make selling M-rated games to minors a crime.
While marijuana is illegal at the federal level, what with Washington and Colorado having recently passed laws decriminalizing pot use for everyone over 21, it brings up the question of driving while high and the enforcement and testing of drivers suspected of being too lit to drive.
Fiona Apple arrested for hash possession in the same Texas town where Snoop and Willie Nelson got busted. Here’s a hint: Don’t pass through Sierra Blanca
After Willie Nelson’s tour bus got pulled over and searched for drugs in Sierra Blanca, Texas, where Nelson and others were arrested for marijuana possession… after Snoop Dogg had the exact same thing happen in the exact same town, you’d think musicians would just route their buses around the city. But noooooo… Sierra Blanca just busted Fiona Apple on her tour bus, which makes three celebs in as many years.
Pro tip: If you’ve got a tour bus full of drugs, FOR FUCK’S SAKE DO NOT GO THROUGH SIERRA BLANCA.
If you’ve ever gotten a nasty letter from a debt collection agency that seemed to have legal authority behind it, because it was written on the letterhead of some lawyer somewhere, the truth is that it’s very likely a ruse between lawyers, DAs and debt collection agencies, and when you finally get scared and pay up, the lawyers take their cut. Ta da!
If you’re in New York City today, it was the day that the city’s ban on super sized sodas go into effect for restaurants, concession stands, theaters and other eateries. Go to New Jersey if you want to drink a gallon of soda at a time, motherfucker. But if you want to smoke weed with your boobs out, go for it.
Seventeen years ago, lawyer Johnnie Cochran made what many jurors saw as the most damning case against the case of murder against OJ Simpson— “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit” he said. And as OJ tried to put on the black leather glove found at the murder scene, it appeared to be too small. But now, a former OJ prosecutor claims Cochran tampered with the glove to make it too small on the inside for Simpson’s hand.
Bite the pillow, we’re going in dry: Jury bitch-slaps Samsung with over $1B fine in patent battle with Apple
Samsung found today that you don’t go head to head with most valuable company in the world. At the end of its long-running, Homerian patent battle with Apple, a jury in California found Samsung guilty of willful copyright infringement and shoved a $1 billion fine straight up Samsung’s ass. Apple CEO Tim Cook, after his personal ball washers finished bathing his scrotum in the finest champagne, probably was all like “Don’t mess with the bull, you’re gonna get the horns.”
With the news this morning of Superman and Wonder Woman hooking up, it’s a good time to examine the question of human and humanoid alien relations. Relationships and sex between humans and any other species are outlawed in most places on the planet, and undoubtably, it would still probably be illegal to fuck a space sea cucumber, but what about sci-fi aliens like Superman, Spock or that three-boobied hooker from Total Recall? It’s still technically bestiality…
Even though marriage arrangements have been all over the map in the last couple thousand years, parents are parents, right? One seed, one egg, one or more babies. But these days, with fostering and adoption and fertility treatment, there are situations where a child could have more than two people that could legally qualify as capable parents, and a proposed California law could recognize those unique arrangements.