law
News
Owner of Alleged 'Spite House' in London Allowed to Keep Her Paint Job
The UK court ruled that the motive behind the pattern choice didn't matter.... READ ON
History
6 Times Sumptuary Laws Told People What To Wear
Getting dressed used to be even more difficult.... READ ON
Technology
5 Things You Should Know About Congress's ISP Vote
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to eliminate rules blocking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling personal information about their customers. Here's what you need to know about the vote, the rules, and what happens next.... READ ON
History
The Time a Ghost Had His Day in Court
James Chaffin died before he could tell his family he had revised his will. He haunted his son until the mistake was corrected.... READ ON
List
22 Outlawed Baby Names From Around the World
It's one thing to think outside the baby name book; it's another to name your kid "Sex Fruit."... READ ON
Movies
8 Movie Sequels Made Without Permission
Don't ask Martin Scorsese why someone made a sequel to 'Raging Bull.' He has no idea.... READ ON
Music
When Chuck Berry Became a Beach Boy
If you think the wholesale pilfering of songs began when Vanilla Ice swiped the bass line from David Bowie and Queen’s song “Under Pressure” for “Ice, Ice Baby,” think again.... READ ON
Grammar
An Oxford Comma Helped Decide a Labor Dispute in Maine
It may seem unnecessary at times, but the Oxford comma is only here to help.... READ ON
Technology
German Lawmakers Want to Fine Social Media Sites for Ignoring Hate Speech
Sites like Facebook and Twitter could face $50 million fines.... READ ON
History
10 Trailblazing U.S. Law Women
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the idea of a woman in law enforcement was unheard of. At least until these women came along.... READ ON
History
How 9 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent Their Lives
Here’s how life shook out for a few acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.... READ ON
Technology
Robot Lawyer Is Now Offering Free Help to Refugees
The same legal AI that got people out of parking tickets is now helping refugees coming to the U.S., Canada, and the UK.... READ ON
Movies
11 Classic Films in the Public Domain
It's only natural that a few films would fall through the copyright cracks—even some classic ones.... READ ON
List
8 Things Women Used to Be Banned From Doing
Women were once exempt from serving on juries for fear they might take it too easy on defendants.... READ ON
List
11 Well-Read Facts About the Library of Congress
It's the largest library collection on Earth.... READ ON
Fun
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout Might Ruin You
Notorious RBG can bench press 70 pounds.... READ ON

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