Massachusetts court: Words 'Under God' don't make Pledge of Allegiance religious

Massachusetts court: Words 'Under God' don't make Pledge of Allegiance religious

BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) --An atheist Massachusetts couple failed to prove their children had been harmed by words "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance, the state's highest court ruled.
Frances Burns

Woman claims her prayer was misinterpreted by doctor as mental illness

CLEVELAND, March 12 (UPI) -- A woman self-described as an author of books about God and spirituality sued a doctor in a Cleveland court, claiming he mistook her prayer for psychosis.

Woman says she was raped by jail guard while pregnant

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A former inmate at a Wisconsin jail says a guard assigned to escort her to medical appointments raped her while she was pregnant and soon after she gave birth.

San Diego settles sex harassment suit over former Mayor Bob Filner

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- San Diego has agreed to pay $250,000 to former Mayor Bob Filner's communications director to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, officials said Monday.

Prosecutors drop allegations woman tried to bribe officer with panties

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- San Diego city attorneys say they have decided to drop an accusation that a victim of a discredited policeman attempted to bribe him with her panties.

Hospital to review policy on working with border agents on searches

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A hospital in El Paso has decided to review its policy on cooperating with law enforcement in body cavity searches.

Immigrant women forced to be strippers suing ex-Detroit club owners

DETROIT, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Two Ukrainian women are suing the former owners of a Detroit strip club, alleging they were forced to dance 12 hours a day and were repeatedly raped and beaten.

Atheist family challenges words 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing an atheist family asked Massachusetts' highest court Wednesday to strike the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Woman dumped at hospital in Alabama in 2010 identified

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A woman who was dumped at an Alabama hospital almost three years ago has been positively identified and her former caretaker arrested, officials say.

Woman sues revenge site over nude photos

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- The revenge porn site UGotPosted.com is being sued in Chicago for publishing 14 nude photos of a woman along with her identity, her lawyer said.

Judge limits suit against Catholic church over priest's kid porn

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 15 (UPI) -- A judge has limited a lawsuit against the Catholic diocese of Kansas City, Mo., about a priest's creation of child pornography.

Order issued for Marcus Vick's arrest

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., April 10 (UPI) -- A judge ordered the arrest of former Virginia Tech football player Marcus Vick, who has repeatedly failed to appear for court hearings on a debt.

Florida school board sued over assaults

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old woman who said a former band director molested her while she was a student in middle school has sued a South Florida school board.

New technology can 'warm up' cold cases

LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- New technology and a multidisciplinary approach can help revive cold cases by identifying human remains even after the passage of decades, U.S. researchers say.

Former student sues over frat house rape

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A former student says in a lawsuit Wesleyan University in Connecticut allowed a dangerous fraternity to stay open and mistreated her after she was raped.
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The name "John Doe" is used as a placeholder name in a legal action, case or discussion for a male party, whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. The name is also used to refer to a male corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States and Canada, but is rare in other English-speaking countries (including the United Kingdom itself, from where its use in a legal context originates – see Origin below). The name Joe Bloggs is used in the U.K instead, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

John Doe is sometimes used to refer to a typical male in other contexts as well, in a similar manner as John Q. Public, Joe Public or John Smith. For example, on various forms, the first name listed is often John Doe, along with a fictional address or other fictional information, to provide an example of how to fill out the form. The name is also used frequently in popular culture, for example in the Frank Capra film Meet John Doe. John Doe was also the name of a 2002 American television series.

The female equivalent of John is Jane Doe, whilst a child or baby whose identity is unknown may be referred to as Baby Doe. A notorious murder case in Kansas City, Missouri referred to the baby victim as Precious Doe. Other unidentified female murder victims are Cali Doe and Princess Doe. Additional persons may be called James Doe, Judy Doe, etc. However, to avoid possible confusion, if two anonymous or unknown parties are cited in a specific case or action, the surnames Doe and Roe may be used simultaneously; for example, "John Doe v. Jane Roe". Other variations are John Stiles and Richard Miles, now rarely used, and Mary Major, which has been used in some American federal cases.

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