Daily Archives: November 24, 2011 - 2 results

Posted 6 years ago in Criminal Law by Penny Arevalo  
Prisoners Sue, Claiming Too Much Soy in Their Diet is Cruel and Unusual Punishment

You may want to think twice before consuming your traditional Thanksgiving soy turkey. With the filing of a suit in Florida earlier this month, there are now at least two cases moving forward challenging states’ use of soy in prison food as cruel and unusual punishment.   Two lawsuits, one source of protein Two takes on soy Too much is too cruel?   Soy Veh! In Florida, a 34-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for sexual battery on a child, …

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Posted 6 years ago in Jury Awards by Arthur Buono  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories, Thanksgiving Edition

Here are some news items to digest ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child, Suspend the Judge. The Texas Supreme Court has suspended a state judge who went all aggro on his 16-year-old daughter for illegally downloading music files. William Adams took a belt to his daughter and repeatedly lashed her, while declaring he “ought to keep beating you and beating you.” All this his daughter recorded with a hidden camera. She recently released the recording …

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