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The dark scanner; and your rights

The expansion of facial recognition technology is moving faster than the law can keep up with.

Can local government ban homeowner from displaying political banners with curse words

A Roselle Park, New Jersey Municipal Court Judge, Gary Bundy, recently ruled that Patricia Dilascio, a homeowner, violated a local ordinance by displaying various banners in her backyard stating, “Fuck Biden,” “Socialism Sucks Biden Blows,” “Fuck Biden, Not My President” Another banner read, “Fuck Biden” with a picture of Donald Trump raising both of his middle fingers. Bundy ordered the homeowner to remove the signs with “profanities” within a week or face a $250-a-day fine. Did Bundy’s order violate the homeowner’s First Amendment right of Free Speech? Most likely

Inmate on inmate attack leads to wrongful death

Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith,LLP Trial lawyers, of Long Beach, California announces that on February 27, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Fitzgerald denied the County of Los Angeles' Motion for Summary judgement, thus allowing the case to proceed to a jury trial in the wrongful death case of Evans v. County of Los Angeles. The case settled for $1,500,000 just before trial.

California supreme court ends unaffordable cash bail

In In re Humphrey, for the first time the California Supreme Court held that the uniform application of bail to the rich and poor alike violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the constitution.

Covid-19 provincial and municipal park ban in nova scotia unjustifiably treads on liberty rights

Article from April 6, 2020 Public parks are essential public spaces. In ordinary times, they are places where people gather, play with kids, walk and play with dogs, play games with friends and strangers in the community, run, bike and express themselves. They are crucial spaces for community cohesion. But these are not ordinary times. People cannot gather in groups of more than five, and cannot come closer than two metres to each other. Some people are not allowed out at all due to self-isolation or quarantine orders.

Capitol hill rioters hear 'you're fired!' – but is that legal in maryland?

The Capitol Hill Riots on January 6, 2021 led to dozens of private companies firing employees they believe attended. But, is that legal? Yes -- here's why.

Ccrc vs. assisted living communities: the real difference

Whether we are talking about CCRCs or rental retirement communities, some offer more in the way of amenities and services than others. Naturally, newer communities will typically offer the latest and greatest in terms of amenities, but even well-established places fight to keep up and often renovate and add new services plus amenities to keep pace.

A new appreciation for caregivers…

Although I have counseled estate planning, conservatorship and estate administration clients for years and thought I knew the hardships that caregivers faced, the adage about "walking a mile in someone else's shoes" has proven that I had no idea how difficult it is to care for a loved one.

What you need to know about probate estate administration in minnesota

This article summarizes the basics of probate law in Minnesota and gives helpful tips for those with questions regarding the probate process.

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