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Artist Pleads Guilty to Contempt Charge Over Obama ‘Hope’ Image

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Last January, we discussed the agreement reached by the Associated Press and artist Shepard Fairey over the President Barack Obama “Hope” image, but the copyright case is back in the news again — this time because the artist has plead guilty to a federal charge of criminal contempt over the destruction and concealing of evidence. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 28th, 2012 at 9:48 am

Capital Punishment on Trial in Texas

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The constitutionality of the death penalty hasn’t been explicitly addressed in a courtroom for quite a while, but that is about to change in a Texas federal district court today. The Huffington Post has reported that defense attorneys for John Edward Green, Jr., who is accused of the murder of a woman during a robbery […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 6th, 2010 at 11:22 am

Proposed Chelsea’s Law Close to Passage in California

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California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s fight for harsher penalties for violent child molesters is coming closer to fruition as Chelsea’s Law has passed unanimously through the Assembly Public Safety Commission and has also received a strong push from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The proposed law is named for Chelsea King, 17, who was raped and strangled while […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 21st, 2010 at 11:08 am