Daily Archives: May 22, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Home Confinement Can Be an Alternative to Prison

Today’s jails and prisons are overcrowded and expensive. To cope, court systems increasingly offer home confinement, or house arrest, as an alternative to traditional incarceration. Home confinement became much more common after the advent of the electronic monitoring bracelet in 1983. In addition, the home confinement alternative allows eligible offenders to retain or seek employment, maintain family relationships and responsibilities, and attend appropriate rehabilitation programs.   Who Is Eligible for Home Confinement? Usually, the option of home confinement is granted …

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Posted 4 years ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Will Sega Pay $5M to Mad Gamers for Alleged ‘Bait and Switch’?

When “Aliens: Colonial Marines” hit the stores in February, disgruntled gamers say the first-person shooter video game they bought was not the same one demonstrated by Sega and Gearbox Software in the years leading up to its release. And they’re suing the companies for false advertising to prove it. Claiming the video game he – and everyone else in the United States – bought not only sucks but is also part of an unfair and unlawful “bait and switch” scheme, …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Current Events by Betsy Kim  
Should Jodi Arias Be Executed? [Poll]

A hung jury could not decide whether Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty. The judge declared a mistrial and rescheduled the penalty phase for July 18. A jury convicted Jodi Arias of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, stabbing him 27 times and slashing his throat. As the sole witness in defending her life in the penalty phase, she still claimed Alexander physically abused her and that she acted in self defense. Read Lawyers.com’s full article covering her testimony and …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court to Decide on Prayer in Public Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court this week decided to take up a case that could change the rules for when prayer is allowed in public meetings, and even have broader implications for government prayer in general. In Greece v. Galloway, the court will hear arguments next term on whether the Town Board of Greece, N.Y., should be permitted to open its public meetings with a prayer. Two residents filed a lawsuit, arguing that the prayers are in effect an endorsement of …

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