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Wanted: Presidential candidate who understands legal concepts before speaking on them

The majority of U.S. citizens never come in contact with the legal system. It follows that an overwhelming part of the population learns about the subject from the only authoritative source that they know: television. For example, Law and Order provides a great way to get a comprehensive history of how law proceedings are portrayed on TV. However, the show is an extremely skewed view of how the justice system actually works. Leer más

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“You might beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.”

constitution-preambleIf we want to protect our honest law enforcement officers from unjustified acts of aggression, if we want to protect our fellow citizens from unlawful government intrusion and excessive force, if we want to actually achieve “law and order” rather than use it as a political catch phrase, we must resurrect our Fourth Amendment. Without it, all of our rights and protections against unlawful government intrusion and excessive force will be limited only to the amount of attention you receive from the Government. Leer más

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New Law Makes Certain Texts a Misdemeanor

A law was passed recently that makes sharing a personal text intended for you with someone else a crime if that text meets certain criteria and causes harm to the person. Generally, this pertains to sexually explicit or suggestive photos that are texted to one individual and then passed on to another without express permission. Leer más

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Social Media and Divorce

With the prevalence of social media, we’ve seen a variety of changes throughout our culture today. From politics to our professional lives, everyone has to answer for the things that they put on the Internet through various social media accounts. Unsurprisingly, social media has also changed the landscape of divorce. Leer más

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1984 in 2016

“…if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.”

– George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

 

On January 26, 2016, The Economist published an article titled The StingRay’s tale addressing some the concerns regarding the Government’s surveillance capabilities.[1] The article addressed two specific devices – StingRay and Hailstorm. Leer más

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Why We Do What We Do

In response to a recent blog post, we received a comment from an angry reader regarding a sentence of probation for a war veteran who was found guilty of animal cruelty:

So, are you proud you helped this despicable person with anger issues and total lack of compassion get away with a slap on the wrist by pretending he didn’t know his machete was a weapon? It’s because of people like you others considers lawyers to be scum and liars. Hope you never get to enjoy the bloody money you got paid for this case.” Leer más