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Criminal Justice

Crime of the Century: The Brides in the Bath

Detective-Inspector Arthur Neil knew the deaths were not accidental. He just didn’t have any proof. Staring at the bathtub where his victim had drowned, he thought, “If anyone can get drowned in a bath like this, it’s a marvel.”

History

History of Historic Preservation

Up until the 1960s, saving America’s treasured artifacts of her past was largely done by private citizens. Learn about the slow movement of federal historical preservation legislation in this post.

Criminal Justice

Dangerous Waters: Crimes on Cruise Ships

Cruises offer unforgettable vacations to exotic locales, but what happens when the vacation goes wrong? Explore the legal and jurisdictional issues around crimes on cruise ships with this post.

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Criminal Justice

Speech, Crime, and Son of Sam Laws

Crime can pay, but Son of Sam laws attempt to prevent criminals from cashing in on their crimes. Various states and the federal government have such laws on their books. Learn about these laws in this post.

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Environment

The Movement to Free Niagara

Niagara Falls is considered one of the great natural wonders of the world. But by the early 20th century, it had almost ran dry. Learn about the conservation movement to Free Niagara in this blog post.

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History

100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. The marble tomb serves as a poignant reminder of all those Americans who gave their lives for their country—and never returned home.

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Pop Culture

Everything or Nothing: The Copyright History of James Bond

No Time to Die is Eon Productions’ 25th film in the Bond canon and the last film in Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007. But as often happens in a long-enduring and hugely profitable enterprise, conflicts in the courtroom over who is owed a piece of MI6’s most famous agent have given Bond several adversaries.