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Woman released after serving 32 years for a murder she did not commit

Woman released after serving 32 years

Defending the accused has been a central part of my day since the moment I began work as an attorney. It has always been important to see my client´s rights respected and protected.  I value their freedom and I value their families.  I want my clients to be home with […]

Rutherford Institute Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Ensure that Lawful Gun Ownership Is Not a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids

“Rutherford Institute Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Ensure that Lawful Gun Ownership Is Not a Trigger for ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids”
From the website for The Rutherford Institute:
“Warning against encroachments on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a Texas man whose home […]

By |December 30th, 2013|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling…
 
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the U.S. Constitution’s ex post facto prohibition upon retroactive application of harsher penalties, prohibits a citizen from receiving a potentially greater sentence under guidelines issued after the crime was committed, than the sentence called for under the penalties in place at the time of […]

By |December 27th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Warrantless seizure of American’s cell phone data ruled unconstitutional

Warrantless seizure of American’s cell phone data ruled unconstitutional for the first time by a federal judge
WASHINGTON — A federal district judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, describing its technology as “almost Orwellian” and suggesting that […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court Addresses Adverse Immigration Consequences Padilla v.Kentucky

Supreme Court Addresses Adverse Immigration Consequences …
In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, held that a defense attorney’s failure to advise the defendant concerning the risk of removal fell below the objective standard of reasonable professional assistance guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.  Since then, Defendants who pled […]

By |December 9th, 2013|Legal News, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court School Busing Ruling of Forty Years Ago Continues To Affect Detroit Schools Today.

The U.S. Supreme Court School Busing Ruling of Forty Years Ago Continues To Affect Detroit Schools Today.
 
Like so many other cities in the United States, Detroit was heavily embroiled in school desegregation. Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that went on to become a landmark. The the issue was […]

By |November 20th, 2013|National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Warrantless Searches

The Supreme Court on Warrantless Searches…..

 

On the docket for the U.S. Supreme Court is a case about warrantless searches of smartphones. The decision is important to hundreds of citizens who were tried and convicted based on the warrantless seizure of photos, calendars, Internet browsing history and other personal data contained in their cellphones.

 

Warrantless searches are an epidemic in America.

The […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

How Does The United States Constitution Protect U.S. Citizens.

How Does The United States Constitution Protect U.S. Citizens…
 
 
• What parts of our Constitution protects citizens against the Government’s accusations of wrong doing? • What are the foundations of the rights Americans can claim if they are either accused of an alleged crime or prosecuted for an alleged crime? The Rights of individuals accused […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Legal News, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

A Significant Fifth Circuit decision

 
A Significant Fifth Circuit decision.
 
 
 
The Fifth Circuit, which covers federal district courts from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, has been busy recently issuing decisions in the employment law area.
Surprisingly, many of these decisions from this traditionally pro-business Circuit have been pro-employee.
Indeed, recently there have been several instances where the Fifth Circuit has firmly sided with the plaintiff-employee, […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Your Miranda Rights and Police Questioning.

Your Miranda Rights and Police Questioning.
 
You are in custody. You are handcuffed and in the back of a police car. You are not free to leave.
The normal human impulses are to try to talk your way out, explain your side of the story and loudly complain that you don’t know why you’re under arrest.  […]

By |September 13th, 2013|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments