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New Law Aims At Protecting Abortion Rights By Criminalizing Violent Protesters

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

There are two opposing laws when it comes to abortion rights. The first is the woman’s right to choose. The second is that people have the right to protest and voice their opinion. Ottawa’s Morgentaler Clinic, however, believes that the Read More …

What Is Replevin In Personal Injury Suits?

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Have you ever broken up with someone and you want nothing from them but the things you left at their place? Some things can have low monetary value but have a higher sentimental value; what they mean to an individual Read More …

Are Texas Lawmakers Blowing it with Blue Lives Matter Law?

Image of U.S. Map split in the middle with words in blue "Lives" on the west half, "Matter" on the east half and "Divides" below aver the divide. Caption reads, The "Lives Matter" movements are divisive, so it is very strange that some states are now promoting and passing so-called Blue Lives Matter laws at a time when unity in America is at an all-time low.

I am all for protecting the men and women in uniform who protect us. Law Enforcement should NEVER be targeted for violence. Doing so is tantamount to an act of war against police everywhere. Yet, a recent movement for so-called Read More …

How Claiming To Be An Illegal Alien Is Getting Many Legal Immigrants Off Scot-Free And Other Loopholes

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

So much attention has revolved around what to do with illegal immigrants that no one would guess that someone would lie about their status to pretend that they aren’t legal residents. But it is not only happening; it is allowing Read More …

Does The Law Do Enough To Protect Reporters From Criminal Assault?

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  New criminal laws have been added by Congress with fervor in the past several years. There are growing categories of laws that help to enhance punishment against anyone who perpetrates crimes against certain people, according to their employment or Read More …

Is There a Sexual Identity Crisis in America?

I was talking with a friend yesterday about a theory of behavior I have been working on for over thirty years. The discussion centered on maturity: When is someone mature? It further occurred to me that maturity may be closely Read More …

Does A DUI Affect An Employment Background Check?

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How many times have you been concerned about something going on your “permanent record”?  One of the biggest deterrents for bad behavior is sometimes what can have the worst potential for our futures. Many ask the question of whether having Read More …

Criminal Justice Reform…Yada, Yada, Yada Louisiana

black and white Image of Louisiana behind bars caption reads, Louisiana leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, but in June 2017 the state passed legislation to change that. Will it?

It seems that every state is jumping on the old proverbial bandwagon to reform their criminal justice system. Texas started doing so more than a decade ago and is saving millions. Other states in the South such as Mississippi, Alabama, Read More …

Misconduct Can Occur Throughout the Criminal Justice System

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

Boys will be boys, Right? This would explain the sophomoric behavior of two Missouri Parole Board workers recently. It seems that the two co-workers were rather bored with their job and decided to create a game. Although the game seemed harmless Read More …

Writing for Law Firms…Living the Dream

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OK, so this is not going to be my usual blog. I am not going to talk about how Jeff Sessions may be gone from the DOJ soon. Nor am I going to talk about New Jersey police officers caught Read More …