The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously overturned the state's "hate crime" law, which imposed longer sentences on criminals who "intentionally selected any victim or any property of the victim as the object of the offense because of bias or prejudice." Because state legislators disagreed about whether to mention sexual orientation, the law did not specify what sorts of bias or prejudice triggered extra punishment. The state Supreme Court therefore concluded that the law was unconstitutionally vague. Since it covered "every possible partiality or preference," the court said, the statute could be applied to "a campaign worker convicted of trespassing for defacing a political opponent's yard signs" or "a rabid sports fan convicted of uttering terroristic threats to a victim selected for wearing a competing team's baseball cap."
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
The U.S. incarcerates people for petty crimes at an alarming rate.