Recent acts of violence committed by radical Islamists–from storming the American embassy in Libya, to the attempted assassination of 15-year-old women's rights advocate Malala Yousafzai–have been dissected in every conceivable medium, save one: poetic verse. For that, we have A. Barton Hinkle and "The Ballad of Islamist Rage Boy."
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.