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Alabama 'Mega-church' May Be Getting Its Own Police Force

Briarwood Presbyterian Church may be getting its own police force after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed onto a measure allowing it to form one to cover its seminary, sanctuary and school campuses. So reports NPR.


Pharma Bro Settles with Retrophin from Prison

Martin Shkreli reached a settlement with representative of his old company, Retrophin, weeks after suing two directors and ex-counsel from his prison cell. So reports CNBC.


Justice Dept. Layers: 'Soap and Toothbrush' Not a Definite for Detainees

A lawyer from the Justice Department “suggested” at a hearing that detained migrant children do not “necessarily” need soap and toothbrushes in order to meeting sanitary condition standards. So reports The Hill.


Sandy Hook Dad Wins Defamation Case Against Conspiracy Nuts

Lenny Pozner, the father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim won a defamation suit against authors of a book claiming the shooting never took place. So reports USA Today.


NAACP Calls Foul in Arkansas Court Elections, Files Suit

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit questioning the method used to elect judges in the state’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. So reports the Arkansas Times.


Photographer Sues After Being Accused of Luring Women Into 'Lactation Pornography'

Danny Gallagher, a maternity photographer and birthing helper, said his relationships, reputation and well-being have been harmed as others spread “lies” about allegedly luring women into “lactation pornography.” So reports the Honolulu Civil Beat.


Gamer OMGitsfirefoxx Under Fire for Stiffing Lawyers

Sonja Reid, a celebrity gamer who plays under the name OMGitsfirefoxx, has been accused by McPherson LLP for ducking her legal bills. So reports TMZ.


Ex-NLFer Kellen Winslow Jr. Convicted of Rape

Ex-professional football player Kellen Winslow Jr., who was recently convicted of raping a homeless woman, saw the remaining eight charges against him thrown out in a mistrial. So reports The New York Daily News.


Tiger Mom’s Daughter to Clerk for Brett Kavanaugh

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, the daughter of Amy Chua, will work as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s law clerk for a year. So reports Time.


Former O.J. Prosecutor Headlines CrimeCon 2019

CrimeCon, which took place June 7 to June 9 in New Orleans, focused on advocacy and education rather than “macabre” horror. So reports Rolling Stone.


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