The Highgate multimillionaire boss of online supermarket Ocado and his ex-wife faced each other across a courtroom, as they began one of Britain’s biggest ever divorce battles. Belinda Steiner leaves The Royal Courts of Justice where she is embroiled in a High Court fight over money with her estranged husband Tim, Ocado chief executive. … [Read more...] about Highgate Ocado boss faces ex wife in one of Britain’s biggest ever divorce battles
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The Anti-Defamation League, for example, won a trademark action against an anti-Semite who hijacked the organization’s logo and used it to lure unsuspecting Web surfers to his site. And in a case involving harassment of a fair housing specialist by white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center went the administrative law route at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The SPLC won a $1 million judgment against a neo-Nazi leader and extracted 1,000 hours of community service and other punishment in a settlement with a Klan leader. … [Read more...] about Grave Encounters
Prosecutors, however, contended that the case against Edmunds was even stronger than it had been in 1996, saying the intervening years of study and research had only reaffirmed the cause and timing of Natalie’s death. They argued that none of the six defense experts who testified on Edmunds’ behalf could provide an alternative explanation for Natalie’s injuries. They said the evidence the defense cited as new—whether shaking alone can cause such injuries and whether a child with such injuries could experience a lucid interval—had been the subject of an ongoing debate in the medical community that began long before her first trial. And they claimed it didn’t matter whether shaking alone can produce the kinds of injuries Natalie sustained because the state had also produced evidence of an impact injury to her scalp. … [Read more...] about Unsettling Science: Experts Are Still Debating Whether Shaken Baby Syndrome Exists
By mid-1862, however, Lincoln concluded that, as commander in chief, he did have the power to take slaves away from states in rebellion. Thus, he confined the reach of the Emancipation Proclamation to states in the Confederacy not occupied by federal forces, since under the Constitution he could only free slaves in places that claimed to be outside the United States. … [Read more...] about More Than Just a Bill of Lading
Since 2009, xenophobic political parties and politicians have become more vocal and influential. Brexit has further befouled the atmosphere. Not all those who voted to leave the European Union were racist, but it’s likely all racists who voted chose Brexit. And they remain agitated. According to the National Police Chiefs Council, hate crime went up 49 percent after the referendum. Brexiters interviewed for this article were furious that dark-skinned people and Eastern Europeans are still living in Great Britain. A retired zoo worker tells me, “We want our country back. Ham and spam, and you lot gone. You are married to that English chap but will never be one of us. I am not racist. Each to their own. I don’t want Pakis like you in my country.” … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle And Prince Harry: Can the Royal Wedding Change Centuries of Racism and Classism in Britain?