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ACLU demands court strike down Nebraska ban on LGBT foster families

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska and local lawyers acting on behalf of three same-sex couples filed suit Tuesday against Gov. Dave Heineman (R) demanding that the state drop its discriminatory policy against allowing same sex families to serve as foster parents. According to Talking Points Memo,…

Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis sentenced to 270 days in jail after assault, false imprisonment conviction

Joe Francis, the producer of the wildly successful, but now bankrupt, Girls Gone Wild video “empire,” was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom today after having been convicted of assault, three counts of false imprisonment and one count of witness tampering. Francis has a long history of legal trouble: in…

Holder: Limit James Risen’s journalistic privilege in Jeffrey Sterling’s espionage trial

On Monday, the Justice Department argued that Fourth Circuit Court should uphold its July ruling that New York Times reporter James Risen was ineligible to claim reportorial privilege under the First Amendment, meaning that Risen would have to reveal if former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling was the source of information…

Facebook received more than 25,000 government data requests in the first half of 2013

Facebook said Tuesday it received more than 25,000 government data requests in the first half of 2013, with the largest number from the United States. The company’s first “transparency report” showed Facebook received between 11,000 and 12,000 requests for data in the United States, affecting between 20,000 and 21,000 users.…

Three more sick as Kyrgyzstan battles bubonic plague

Kyrgyzstan officials on Tuesday scrambled to control the spread of bubonic plague that killed a rural boy last week as three more people showed possible symptoms of the disease. The easternmost district of Ak-Suu in the Central Asian country was on lockdown while police guarded the hospitals where 15-year-old Temirbek…

New Mexico judge orders county clerks to issue same sex marriage licenses

A New Mexico judge ordered the county clerks in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on Tuesday. According to a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Judge Alan Malott of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of…

Pedophile’s ‘lenient’ sentence reviewed after prosecutor argued the underage victim was the real predator

Earlier this month in London, Neil Wilson, 41, pleaded guilty to “two counts of making extreme pornographic images and one count of sexual activity with a child.” He was sentenced to eight months in jail, but the Judge Nigel Peters suspended the sentence for two years because his victim, who…

UN postpones Syria chemical weapons investigation over ‘safety’

The United Nations has postponed a planned new visit by chemical weapons experts to a site near Damascus on Tuesday over “safety” fears, a spokesman said. A sniper attack on the experts Monday forced the review of the plan to return to the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, said UN spokesman…

More than 40 Auschwitz guards ‘to face German justice’

German investigators into Nazi war crimes will send the files of more than 40 former Auschwitz death camp personnel to state prosecutors from next month, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Most of the suspects are aged in their 90s and they live in all parts of Germany including the former communist…

Chelsea Manning offers to pay for hormone therapy during jail sentence

Army Private Chelsea Manning would be willing to pay for hormone therapy during her 35-year jail sentence at a men’s military prison, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, told the AP that she will not expect sex-reassignment surgery, while hoping officials at the facility at Fort…

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