Legal Articles, Civil & Human Rights

The President Should Preserve not Attack the Rule of Law

Would you want the President or Attorney General to personally intervene in your criminal case for political reasons? I wouldn’t. That’s why, as a former DOJ prosecutor and Special Asst. to the Asst. Atty. General, Criminal Division, I have joined with over 2,000 DOJ former prosecutors and officials to support efforts to prevent political interference in criminal cases.

SHOULD GUN OWNERS BE FINGERPRINTED?

The head of the Illinois State Police is calling on legislators to take action requiring gun holders to provide a set of fingerprints upon renewal of their Firearms Owner Identity Cards.

MENTAL DIVERSION FOR CRIMINAL CASES

MENTAL DIVERSION FOR CRIMINAL CASES

THE UNDERDISCUSSED POWER OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE IN AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

THE UNDERDISCUSSED POWER OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE IN AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

SORNA Found Unconstitutional Despite Amendments

On June 22, 2018, a Montgomery County Judge ruled that the retroactive application of the recently amended Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) is Unconstitutional.

Defamation Law in Ontario

A step by step explanation of defamation law in Ontario.

WHEN IS POLICE FORCE CONSIDERED EXCESSIVE?

Your rights under the United States Constitution do not vanish when you are arrested or charged with a crime. Specifically, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the federal Constitution guarantee your rights to be free of unlawful searches and seizures and not to be forced to incriminate yourself.

Nursing Home Injuries That Call for Legal Action

When we place our loved ones in nursing homes or adult living facilities, we expect them to be cared for in a safe, clean and professional environment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and incidents of injuries, neglect, or even abuse of the elderly in nursing homes occur all too frequently.

"Ban the Box" Law Prohibits Criminal History Requests on Employment Applications

Some Vermont employers and employees still unclear on effect of Vermont "Ban the Box" statute, which generally prohibits employers from asking about criminal history on the initial employment application.

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