Category: Law

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Wednesday Writs for 3/20

In this week’s roundup of law and legal related links, the Legacy of Batson, planking for RBG, court-ordered weather control, Elon Musk’s tweet trouble, and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 3/13

This week’s roundup of legal links includes the legacy of Betamax, heat seeking drones, twin DNA, Manafort updates, Adnan Syed, R. Kelly’s meltdown and more.

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Girl Scouts, Drugs, and Cookie Money

If the feds can confiscate “drug money” which ostensibly then goes into public coffers (and is quite often used on a local level to purchase equipment for law enforcement), why shouldn’t it go to a worthy program like the Girl Scouts?

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Wednesday Writs for 3/6

This week’s round up of links from the legal world includes SCOTUS weighing in on the Sixth Amendment with guest villain Clarence Thomas, biker trademarks, dumb but ambitious criminals, and SNL.

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The Definition of Insanity

The defendant paused, looked up at the judge, and asked in return, “Are you talking about me, or you?”

Stephon Clark’s Killers Go Free

Anne-Marie Schubert, Sacramento’s District Attorney, has announced that she will not pursue any criminal charges against either Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal, two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark last summer.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/27

This week’s legal and law related links includes the return of the Notorious RBG, citizenship, butterflies vs. the border wall, nipple freedom, rude lawyers, ruder clients, and more.

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Lawsuit in Muthana Case Raises New Issues

A new lawsuit filed by the father of Hoda Muthana throws shade over assumptions about her citizenship- and the narrative that the decision forbidding her return is a Trumpian overreach.

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Muthana?

Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.

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SCOTUS Takes a Bite Out of Civil Forfeiture

Critics of civil forfeiture are cheering a new, unanimous Supreme Court decision which strikes a significant blow to the practice. The use of forfeiture actions, in which states file suit to confiscate the property of those accused of crimes, has been under fire by people of all political stripes, who see it as an extreme and unfair overreach of power.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/20

Your weekly roundup of the most interesting law and legal related links from around the web. This week, we have teacher strikes, the pledge of allegiance, spying county sheriffs, a little bit of nepotism, and Dropkick Murphys.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/13

Your weekly roundup of legal news, this week featuring suicidal chickens, bug infested lawyers, NYPD vs. Google, teacher strikes, dumb criminals and more.

Emantic Bradford Jr.’s Killer Will Not Be Charged

Even in acknowledging Bradford Jr.’s innocence, Marshall cannot help but to parrot the line that the Hoover Police Department used in its various tellings of the story: that Bradford Jr. was a threat. Even though he was not a threat. Even though he was innocent.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/6

It’s your weekly roundup of the best law related links from around the web. In recognition of Black History Month, this week’s edition delves into the injustices of the Scottsboro Boys case.

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Wednesday Writs for 1/30

The weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web. This week features birthright citizenship, dangerous scooters, the notorious NFC no-call and the many crimes of caped crusader.

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Unalienable, Except for Those People

Last week, the 9th Circuit upheld a federal law prohibiting an undocumented immigrant to possess a firearm. The ruling in U.S. v. Torres went largely unnoticed among the politicos usually vocal about laws which restrict the right to bear arms