University of Phoenix Class Action Scam: Graduate Rights Watch Fraud Alert

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Is there an ongoing University of Phoenix Class Action Lawsuit or is Graduate Rights Watch (graduaterightswatch.com) engaging in consumer fraud? By C J Oakes Back in May of 2017, we wrote about what appears to be a clear case of Read More …

Could Juicing the Banana Stop Parole for OJ?

OJ being poured into a glass. Caption reads, Bet you'll never look at a glass of Orange Juice the same way after reading this. Go on, kill a glass. Make OJ Simpson proud.

Yes, masturbation is not allowed in prison. Affectionately known as “killing,” spanking the monkey, pounding the pud, choking the chicken is a disciplinary violation for inmates. Any infraction resulting in a disciplinary hearing will set a parole hearing back. OJ Read More …

HJ Res 93: Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights?

H J Res 93 proposes an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but why? Every state already protects victims rights and wouldn't a simple law (bill) suffice? Why an Amendment? Is it just job security...Congress looking busy...or could there be another reason?

Opinion by C J Oakes HJ Res 93 proposes a Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights. Presented by Trent Franks of Arizona it has been sent to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. This Amendment, H.J. Res. 93 seems Read More …

Being Injured In A Salon Might Equal More Than A Bad Hair Day: Know Your Personal Injury Rights

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When you go to the hair salon, it should be a relaxing experience that leaves you feeling rested and beautiful — but what happens if that isn’t your experience? Everyone has had at least one bad haircut in their lifetime, Read More …

DC Attempts To Repeal Antiquated Laws Through Reevaluation Of Criminal Codes

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There are many laws on the books, both at the state and federal levels, that are not relevant in today’s world, yet they still exist. Some are not even valued or enforced anymore, while others may be antiquated but are Read More …

I Wasn’t Injured In An Accident — Can I Still Sue For My Injuries?

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Sometimes injuries aren’t physical. Although it might seem objective, some injuries aren’t visible from the outside. If you are in a car accident and there aren’t any obvious injuries like broken bones or bleeding, then it might be assumed that Read More …

White Bear Justice Park: What a Novel Concept!

Strange blocky white on black icon, caption reads, Strange icon that plays a role in the series Black Mirror Episode 2 of Season 2 titled White Bear. Image source CriminalJusticeLaw.org

Justice is a tricky proposition. On the one hand, it is vital to know beyond a reasonable doubt that a person convicted of a crime is indeed guilty. Only then can justice be meted out. Opinion and Entertainment Review (of Read More …

Who Benefits from Plea Bargains?

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Happy Independence Day…At one time, the Courts routinely rejected plea bargains. It was not until 1970 when the U. S. Supreme Court in Brady v. United States held that plea deals were Constitutional. However, the Court also warned at the Read More …

The Unfriendly Skies: Drones in Law Enforcement and Corrections

A drone equipped with a camera in use by law enforcement has many organizations concerned about Constitutional privacy issues. However, expanding use of drones includes weaponized units while prisons battle drone technology on a different front. Image Source: democracynow.org

Drones are not that new anymore. For the last decade, the public has seen images of drones used in every manner of military operation from spying on the enemy to dropping small munitions. Drones In the News by C J Read More …

Seattle Considers Making A Safe Drug Injection Site To Curb Overdose Crisis

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Amidst the huge drug epidemic of the 1980s, shelters around big cities offered free hypodermic needles to those who were using. A contributing factor to this was the increasing risk of AIDS among drug users due to needle-sharing. This was Read More …