• massachusetts law June 2, 2021 10:25 am

    WATCH: Spitting Statutes, Pickle Precedent and More Weird Laws in Mass.

    Trying to be a good, law-abiding citizen in Massachusetts? It may be harder than you think. We found and rated some of Massachusetts’ weirdest laws, ones that could easily be broken.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 20, 2019 4:18 pm

    BC Law Professor Analyzes Impeachment Inquiry

    Boston College law professor Kent Greenfield discusses the next steps of the impeachment inquiry.

  • Governor July 17, 2019 8:30 pm

    Unconditional Love: Emails Show Ousted Iowa Official's Tupac Fixation

    The director of Iowa’s social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding Shakur’s music and lyrics even after at least one complained to lawmakers. Then...

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 4:30 pm

    Man Gets Second Life Sentence, 419 Years for Charlottesville Car Attack

    A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on state charges.

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2019 4:49 pm

    Supreme Court to Hear Case of Mexican Teenager Killed by Border Patrol Agent

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a dispute involving the cross-border killing of a Mexican teenager by an American border patrol agent. The question before the justices is whether federal law enforcement officers can be sued for civil rights violations in cases where there is no other legal remedy. Arguments are likely to be scheduled for the...

  • Elizabeth Warren April 11, 2019 12:43 pm

    2020 Candidate Warren Proposes New Tax on Corporate Profits

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that’s designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate. The 7% tax on corporate profits above $100 million is the latest in a series of ambitious policy proposals from the Massachusetts senator. It’s in line with...

  • JUDGE April 4, 2019 4:30 am

    Mosque Massacre Suspect to Face 89 Charges in Court Friday

    The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he makes his second court appearance, New Zealand police said Thursday. Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. He is due to appear via video link during a brief hearing on...

  • Attorney November 26, 2019 11:14 am

    Maryland Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of ‘Serial' Subject Adnan Syed

    Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that Adnan Syed, the subject of the world-famous “Serial” podcast, will not be granted a new trial after he was convicted of killing his high school classmate Hae Min Lee 20 years ago.

  • Massachusetts February 20, 2019 6:03 pm

    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Returns to Harvard University

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about his annual personal challenge. Past challenges have included learning Mandarin, visiting every state and writing more thank you notes. This year’s challenge for Zuckerberg is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. His very first installment brought him to Massachusetts. Zuckerberg spent his morning at his...

  • Facebook February 20, 2019 2:05 pm

    Zuckerberg Defends Big Tech, Says Facebook Should Stay Free

    Facebook is committed to remaining free, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he defending his company’s place in Silicon Valley, NBC News reported. Facebook has helped decentralize society, Zuckerberg said in conversation with Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain. It’s the first in a series of public discussions Zuckerberg has committed to “We want to give everyone a voice. We want...

  • Boston February 13, 2019 6:53 pm

    Harvard Students Petition to Remove Dean Defending Harvey Weinstein

    The case against Harvey Weinstein has stirred controversy on campus at Harvard University, where a law professor has joined the film mogul’s legal team. Ronald Sullivan, who also defended former Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez, has faced criticism from undergraduates at the school who believe he should no longer hold his position as a faculty dean of Winthrop House, a...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. December 18, 2018 7:59 pm

    Progress Report in Fight Against Climate Change

    International leaders gathered for a climate conference in Poland. Boston College law professor David Wirth gives his take.

  • Attorney November 29, 2018 2:59 pm

    Arguments in ‘Serial' Podcast Case Focus on Lawyer, Alibi Witness

    Roughly two years after a new trial was ordered, Maryland’s highest court on Thursday heard arguments in their review of the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit “Serial” podcast that attracted millions of armchair detectives.

  • food November 18, 2018 1:44 pm

    Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn't Ruin Your Thanksgiving

    There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it’s a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella. The ongoing outbreak and recall last week of ground turkey may nevertheless leave you with a few questions...

  • Attorney October 17, 2018 1:21 pm

    Beverly Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters to Trump's Sons

    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sending threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons, a Democratic U.S. senator, Republican congressional candidate and others. Among the letters sent by Daniel Frisiello, 25, was one addressed to Donald Trump Jr. that was opened in February by his now-estranged wife, Vanessa. She called 911 and was briefly hospitalized...

  • Donald Trump October 5, 2018 8:38 pm

    Fact Check: Collins' Misleading Use of Court Statistic

    In announcing she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins said Judges Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland “voted the same way in 93 percent of cases they heard together” on the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia. This is evidence, she said, that Kavanaugh is “more of a centrist” than his critics say.

  • California September 24, 2018 10:43 pm

    Texas Prisons Often Deny Dentures to Inmates With No Teeth

    Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn’t a medical necessity because they can eat blended food.

  • Donald Trump September 18, 2018 6:48 pm

    BU Professor Who Knows Brett Kavanaugh Discusses Process

    As the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh unfolds, a Boston University law professor is watching closely. Jack Beermann knows Kavanaugh professionally, having spoken at conferences with him over the years. Beermann was not surprised after the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, when President Donald Trump tapped Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee.

  • Attorney September 7, 2018 6:57 pm

    Massachusetts Man Who Sent Hoax Letters With White Powder to Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to Plead Guilty

    A Massachusetts man charged with mailing a mysterious white powder to several people including Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to plead guilty. Daniel Frisiello, 25, of Beverly, has agreed to plead guilty to 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and six counts of false information and hoaxes, according to Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.

  • California August 10, 2018 8:02 pm

    High-Profile Attorneys Push for Change to Electoral College System

    A group of attorneys is pushing for a change to the electoral college system. The group includes former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, David Boies and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig — a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. They say the “winner take all” method used in 48 states disenfranchises millions of voters who back the losing candidate. Boies, who represented Vice...

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