Proposition 8 Foes Gain Surprising Support
Thursday is the deadline for friend-of-the-court or amicus briefs to be filed in the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Now, one last-minute brief from prominent Republicans opposing Prop. 8 has legal circles buzzing.
Calif. Mortgage Fraud Goes Largely Unchecked
There's a daisy chain of people and firms involved in any real estate deal, and each link provides an opportunity for someone to lie for profit. It's called mortgage fraud, and while you might be inclined to pin the big blame on big banks, plenty of individuals are scamming the system, too.