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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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