Monthly Archives: January 2014

First U.S. Citizen Arrested With Drone Evidence Vows to Fight Case

First U.S. Citizen Arrested With Drone Evidence Vows to Fight Case
 
Jason Koebler writes on U.S News & World Report:
 
The tiny town of Lakota, N.D., is quickly becoming a key testing ground for the legality of the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement after one of its residents became the first American citizen to be arrested […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Man Suing To Remove His Brain Dead Wife from Life Support.

A Husband Suing To Remove His Brain Dead Wife from Life Support.
 
 
I read on NBCNews.com an article concerning the husband of a brain dead, pregnant woman suing to remove her from life support
Anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to the sadness and the agony the young husband in Texas must have felt […]

By |January 30th, 2014|National Headlines|0 Comments

Louisiana’s Self Defense Law

Louisiana’s Self Defense Law.

 

In Louisiana deadly force may be used, without an obligation to retreat, whenever a person is in imminent danger of being killed or facing great bodily harm and that deadly force is necessary to prevent the killing or seriously injury.

 

Whether or not one’s  actions constitute Self-Defense is a question of fact.

Questions of fact […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

F.B.I. Audit of Database That Indexes DNA Finds Errors in Profiles

An Article of Interest to All
N.Y. Times 
A version of this article appears in print on January 25, 2014, on page A15 of the New York edition with the headline: F.B.I. Audit of Database That Indexes DNA Finds Errors in Profiles.
F.B.I. Audit of Database That Indexes DNA Finds Errors in Profiles
 
By Joseph Goldstein JAN. 24, 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

NSA data collection reported illegal

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a 238 page report on January 23rd which concluded the National Security Agency’s  ( NSA) bulk collection of telephone call records is illegal and should be ended.
 
The three-person majority panel found that the NSA’s telephone records program:

Violates Section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Violates the Electronic Communications Privacy […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines, The Internet|0 Comments

Snow in New Orleans

Snow in New Orleans…
 
 
I was born and raised in this great city.  As the whole world knows, this city has many wonderful attributes, great food, great music, Mardi Gras and Jazzfest.  What we do not have is a winter wonderland! Snow in New Orleans is quite rare.  Of course if you live in the deep […]

By |January 24th, 2014|New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

Department of Justice on the Issue of Racial Profiling.

 
 
 
Department of Justice on the Issue of Racial Profiling.
The Baton Rouge newspaper the Advocate, published an article recently which we think merits three cheers for the Department of Justice!
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the issue of racial profiling says the Department of Justice is likely to expand the definition of profiling to bar […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Today We Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today We Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Today the United States of America celebrates the live and times of Martin Luther King, Jr.  On the third January Monday of every year, we pause to honor a great man. And so it is today the country pauses to pay tribute to his vision and to his work.
Martin […]

By |January 20th, 2014|National Headlines|0 Comments

The Execution in Ohio

The Execution in Ohio
 
 The CNN News website (http://www.cnn.com/)  had a deeply disturbing article the other day concerning the death by lethal injection of an Ohio man. The article offered a detailed account of what happened in the execution in Ohio. When the state of Ohio was forced to change drugs used to carry out execution […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Shout Out to Michelle Obama OnHer 50th Birthday!!

Shout Out to Michelle Obama On Her 50th Birthday!!
 
First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama celebrates her 50th  birthday today. Which is a great milestone in any woman’s life. She was born on January 17, 1964  in Chicago, Illinois.  She attended Princeton University as well as Harvard Law School. She is a wonderful mother to Malia Ann Obama (born 1998) […]

By |January 17th, 2014|National Headlines|0 Comments