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Judge Orders Hastert to Stay Away from Porn and Minors

Judge Orders Hastert to Stay Away from Porn and Minors

NBC News reports that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been banned by a federal judge from possessing or purchasing porn, or being in the presence of a minor. The decision comes after Hastert served 15 months for covering up accusations of child molestation. The judge’s order read, &...

Ex-Porn Star Sentenced to Life for Nearly Decapitating Boyfriend

Ex-Porn Star Sentenced to Life for Nearly Decapitating Boyfriend

FOX News reports that ex-porn star David Meza, 27, of California has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal 2015 murder of his boyfriend in an attempt to inherit his condo and fortune. Jake Merendino, 51, of Texas inherited his wealth from his parents, who both worked for ExxonMobil. He ...

“Making a Murderer” Defendant Will Stay in Prison

“Making a Murderer” Defendant Will Stay in Prison

The Associated Press reports that Brendan Dassey, one of the defendants featured on “Making a Murderer”, will remain in prison after a Chicago federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have freed him. The decision narrowly passed, and a dissenting judge cal...

Arizona Officer Acquitted in Shooting Trial

Arizona Officer Acquitted in Shooting Trial

NBC News reports that an ex-Arizona police officer has been acquitted of murder charges for shooting Daniel Shaver last year. Shaver, from Texas, was shot by Philip Mitchell Brailsford, who faced second-degree murder chargers. Brailsford is no longer employed as an officer in Mesa, Arizona. The m...

Travel Ban to Take Effect; Court Battles Continue

Travel Ban to Take Effect; Court Battles Continue

The New York Times reports that the Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban to officially take effect while the legality of it continues to be argued in court. Earlier this year, the court dismissed many disputes over the second version of the ban, but has ruled that the...