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- Freedom of Information Act and Privacy
Most township officials are aware of the importance of complying with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Like a number of other areas of law, compliance with such a statute has become increasingly complex as a result of shifting interpretations by the courts. Learn more about the cases that have had an effect on the interpretation of the act in recent years.
- Ten New Laws to Know for 2012
It is January 1, 2012 and a host of new laws become effective today. While some of these laws may not affect you, others may, so it good to be aware of how the laws have changed. There are dozens of new laws, but our focus in this article in limited to ten that involve possible criminal cases.
- Challenges for Cause: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Even attorneys experienced in voir dire have difficulty understanding how trial judges apply the law concerning challenges for cause. This article will cover both the statutory and case law on the subject as well as suggesting how to convince a prospective juror to admit bias. Perhaps, more importantly, it will also suggest ways to convince the trial judge to sustain the challenge.
- Republican 2008 Presidential Election Tactics, Robo Calls and Negative Attack Ads
A discussion of some of the tactics being employed in the 2008 Presidential Election to sow seeds of distrust and fear. The author asks whether the backlash against these tactics that are generating anger and fear among voters at political rallies will yet cause John McCain, a decent man with an honorable past, to repudiate the results of his own negative campaign ads and strategies.
- The Risks of Serving Alcohol to a Minor in Hotels, Restaurants, Nightclubs and Bars in California
The author looks at the what can happen to a restaurant, hotel, nightclub or bar that serves alcohol to a minor. Using the example of two restaurants in the Coachella Valley caught after the fact having serving liquor to minors, the author discusses the facts of two cases to show the deadly results that can follow from such actions.
- Drug Charges and Their Defense
Drug offenses come in many varieties with one common factor, the penalties for a conviction are severe and may result in lengthy prison sentences and fines. An aggressive defense is necessary. Review this article related to drug charges and their defense.
- Realtime Court Reporting Yields Advantage
Time was when court transcripts took weeks to deliver and those involved in legal proceedings had to rely on note taking to capture day-to-day courtroom action. Now judges, attorneys, jurors and litigants are driving demand for reliable court testimony and deposition records -- right at their finger tips, right before their eyes and right away.