The Supreme Court considers the scope of automobile privacy

ON JANUARY 9th a pair of cases probing the meaning of the Fourth Amendment’s bar on “unreasonable searches and seizures”—both involving vehicle privacy—were debated at the Supreme Court. Collins v Virginia concerns a hot-rod motorcycle that whizzed by police at 140 mph; in Byrd v United States, officers found 49 bricks of heroin and body armour in the boot of a car. There is little doubt the men steering these vehicles were violating the law. But in collecting evidence of the crimes, police may have violated long-standing Fourth Amendment principles.  Continue reading The Supreme Court considers the scope of automobile privacy

Man sentenced for marrying stepdaughter — without divorcing mom

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to jail after he married his teenage stepdaughter — without divorcing her mother first.

Christopher I. Hauptmann, 44, pleaded no contest  to charges of bigamy, forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and firearms counts in Northumberland County Court, PennLive reported. Continue reading Man sentenced for marrying stepdaughter — without divorcing mom

Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

A personal injury sole practitioner has admitted paying unlawful referral fees for claims and running cases which clients had not authorised. Andrew Clinch, 37, handled dozens of personal injury claims where purported victims of road traffic accidents had either not signed the relevant forms or – in two examples – expressly said they did not wish to pursue compensation, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. Continue reading Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit in Thailand

More than 100 men a month have been making a pilgrimage to a clinic in Thailand which offers a penis whitening procedure.

The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago, and now has three to four clients per day. Continue reading ‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit in Thailand

The majority of women in the UK do NOT shower or bathe daily, according to new research

With a hectic lifestyle and increasing responsibilities, it can be all too easy to neglect your personal hygiene.

Indeed, many residents from across Birmingham may opt to go a couple of days without a shower, through no fault of their own.

Long hours in the office, commitments outside of work and a hectic social life can all lead to people deciding to avoid a hose down. Continue reading The majority of women in the UK do NOT shower or bathe daily, according to new research

Prostitute ‘back on the streets half an hour after she gave birth’

A prostitute was back on the streets of a red light district just half an hour after giving birth, according to a police community support officer.

The sex worker’s case was highlighted by PCSO Jacqui Fairbanks, who is attempting to help prostitutes working in the Hessle Road area of Hull. Continue reading Prostitute ‘back on the streets half an hour after she gave birth’

My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

A January 03, 2018 news-report published on www.ilorin.info (and some other news platforms)was captioned, “Firdaus/Law School saga: Kwara Speaker challenges Law School to end silence,” and reported that the “Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad had challenged the Nigeria Law School to respond to allegation of “unlawful discrimination regarding to the Firdaus Amasa’s case, noting that continuous silence beyond the next 30 days will have become unacceptable.” The Hon Speaker who is also said to be an Associate Professor of Law reportedly described the incident as “unwarranted and unfortunate,” and stated that when he (the speaker) was called to Bar in New York, he was dressed only in suit without the wig and gown and a few Muslim ladies wore their Hijab without let or hindrance. Continue reading My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in California

The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.

The nation’s most populous state joins a growing list of other states, and the nation’s capital, where so-called recreational marijuana is permitted even though the federal government continues to classify pot as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD. Continue reading Recreational marijuana is officially legal in California