A Sacramento, California Superior Court Judge reversed himself earlier today in releasing a 17-year-old rape victim he earlier ordered held on a material witness warrant to compel her testimony at her rapist’s trial.  In bowing to growing pressure from victim rights advocates and the public, Judge Lawrence Brown released the girl with a GPS ankle…

According to preliminary government data released on Monday, national automobile related deaths declined again last year, reaching an all-time low when compared to miles driven since such record- keeping began in 1921. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s early estimate of 2011 traffic fatalities indicated that there were 32,310 deaths in motor vehicle crashes last…