Guess which network was the least interested. Three very different approaches to a historic day.
After the oral arguments end, Ted Olson refuses to read the tea leaves.
This spring, the Supreme Court will decide whether human genes can be patented by corporations. The answer should obviously be no.
Don’t freak out about the Instagram terms of service. Freak out about ALL terms of service. On the internet, we’re all sellouts.
Why you should support Twitter’s rage against the machine.
The popular file-sharing site was raided by the Ukranian government this afternoon. Does that mean users are about to find themselves in court?
A few days ago, a Redditor confessed to multiple rapes. Could he get thrown in jail for that? The case is stronger than you might think.
Twitter’s first transparency report tells us why the company takes down tweets, and who’s asking for information. And it might be a form of dissent, too.
As of this week, the Netherlands is a legally net-neutral country. Here’s what a real, federally mandated free internet looks like.
Despite an alarming court ruling, “Liking” on Facebook should be protected like any other speech. FWD’s resident lawyer person explains.
Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris saw his bid to stop prosecutors from subpoenaing his Twitter records shut down by Manhattan’s geekiest judge, Matthew Sciarrino Jr.
This year alone, state legislatures have already approved 75 of them. Let’s see how that stacks up against previous years.
Police may not be able to plant GPS trackers on your car without a warrant, but they can track your phone — for a price. FWD’s resident lawyer explains.
Gary Trudeau launched a story arc in “Doonesbury” mocking the raft of forced sonogram bills flooding state legislatures around the country, and certain papers aren’t very happy about it. Here’s the first strip, which has either been moved to the editorial pages or removed from some newspapers altogether.
Ben Ginsberg seems to suggest, for a moment, that the Romney Super PAC and Romney campaign are “affiliated.”
This was Mostafa Kamel Hendi’s second attempt at robbing the We Buy Gold Store in Hendersonville, North Carolina. 26-year-old clerk Derek Mothershead made sure that it was his last.
Infamous Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff reveals how he kept hundreds of Bush-era congressional staffers in his pocket. (via thinkprogress.org)
The Obama Administration announced today that birth control will be considered preventative care under the President’s sweeping health care reform, meaning it will be fully covered with no copays. Since virtually every American will be required to carry health insurance under the new law, that essentially means free birth control for the women of the United States. View List ›
The Obama Administration announced today that birth control will be considered preventative care under the President’s sweeping health care reform, meaning it will be fully covered with no co-pay. Since virtually every American will be required to carry health insurance under the new law, that essentially means free birth control for the women of the United States. View List ›
A circuit court judge has voided the law, championed by Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators, that virtually eliminated collective bargaining rights for workers in Wisconsin. The law still has to be ruled on by the state Supreme Court before it can truly be declared dead. View List ›
FCKH8 launches a campaign aimed at derailing legislation in Tennessee that would make it illegal to talk about homosexuality in the classroom. A little girl in pigtails saying “fuck” in order to affect social change. Where do I sign? Oh…I sign here and here and here. Watch Video ›
A map by Mother Jones illustrating which states, in defiance of the Supreme Court’s Lawrence v. Texas ruling, still have anti-sodomy laws on the books. Way to go Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas! They form what is known as “Teh Buttsecks Belt.” View Image ›
Lawmakers in California are blaming Happy Meal toys for making kids like fast food. So they’ve outlawed them. Surely this will cut down on all those 5-year-olds driving to McDonalds and buying themselves burgers and Star Wars trinkets. Surely.
This seems like pretty important stuff. You know, if you don’t want to get tortured.
Did you know that you could have sex with a porcupine in Tacoma, but not if it were clinically obese? Incidentally, forget about it if you’re in Florida, where sex with porcupines is — you guessed it — prohibited. Also, you’ve got to wait until your married to have sex with your boyfriend or girlfriend in Georgia. However, if s/he’s your cousin and you’re both over 65, head to Utah where you can get married — two birds, one stone! Read More ›