Legal Affairs

4 articles

An Odd Bird

When U.S. customs law met abstract art in the form of a bird, “shimmering and soaring toward the ceiling while the lawyers debated whether it was an ‘original sculpture’ or a metal ‘article or ware not specially provided for’ under the 1922 Tariff Act.”


The Gentle People

How incest and rape go unpunished in the Amish community.


Want Your Kid to Disappear?

Inside a transport service for “problem” children:

In his first year of business, [Rick Strawn] escorted eight teens to behavior modification schools. Since then, his company has transported more than 700 kids between the ages of 8 and 17.


From Russia With LØpht

How a legally dubious FBI sting lured a pair of Russian hackers stateside.