Category: Law

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Wednesday Writs for 1/23

Your weekly roundup of the latest in legal and law related links from around the web, featuring MLK, SCOTUS updates, dumb criminals, taxidermy and more.

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Further Observations on SCOTUS’S Strange Bedfellows

The Supreme Court continues to provide an interesting study in perceived contradictions with its most recent ruling. In a 5-4 decision that saw two justices switching teams, the Court voted to uphold the sentencing of a Florida man under the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA), which resulted in a minimum sentence of 15 years

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Wednesday Writs for 1/16

Your weekly round-up of the best legal and law related links from around the web. This week features political beef over executive power-Civil War style, as well as Burger King, Biker gangs, and rare Bar Exam achievement.

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SCOTUS’ Not So Odd Couple: Gorsuch and Sotomayor

There are some issues that are more likely to obliterate the partisan line. Recently, we have seen Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor team up for a common cause: the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.

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Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving DOJ , Again

If this sounds familiar it is because it is. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly leaving the DOJ in coming weeks, maybe after nominee for AG Bill Burr takes office. And he means it this time. For sure. Probably.

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Wednesday Writs for 1/9

Your weekly roundup of legal and law related links from around the web. This week features drunk prosecutors, foul -mouthed lawyers, a particularly brazen burglar, and Matthew McConaughey.

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The First Day of Amendment 4 for Re-enfranchised Voters

Tuesday, 9 January 2019, is the first day that some felons in Florida who previously had their voting rights removed can register to vote again under the effects of Amendment 4. The question is how exactly is that going to work?

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Charges for Officers in Hurricane Florence Drownings

The swiftness with which Dazia Lee was charged, compared to the months that went by before it was decided that the deputies would face prosecution for essentially the same thing, certainly raises some questions as to the disparate treatment of differently situated individuals in society.

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Wednesday Writs for 1/2/19

Your weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web, including bad lawyers, dumb criminals, elephants in court, Al Pacino, and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 12/19

Your weekly roundup of the best law and legal related links from around the web, including frivolous lawsuits, zombie chasing criminals, pro se babies and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 12/12

This week’s roundup of the best and most interesting law and legal related links from around the web, including SCOTUS updates, falsely branded potato chips, love triangles that become international treaty violations, and more.

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Did SCOTUS “Side With Planned Parenthood?” (No.)

Six of the nine justices voted to deny certiorari in Gee vs. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Inc. and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. But while these cases do contain the trigger words “Planned Parenthood”, the denial of cert does not reflect the temperature of the Court on the issue of abortion.

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Incentive to Kill

Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?

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Briefly, On Trusting The Police

The Hoover Police Department has been caught lying about Emantic Bradford Jr. on at least two separate occasions since having killed him. On Monday, it became clear that the HPD’s version of events remained seriously and intentionally wrong.

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Wednesday Writs for 12/5

Your weekly round-up of law and legal related links from around the web. This week: lawyer/dad jokes, genetic predisposition as defense of violent crime, SCOTUS updates and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 11/28

This week’s round-up of the best and most interesting law-related links from around the web, featuring med mal, criminal law developments, Alec Baldwin, and more.