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- How Can You Reach Out to Help Stop Pit Bull Bans in Michigan
The people of Kingsford, Michigan need your help! I was recently contacted by an individual named Mark living in Kingsford who owns some type of pit bull mix. The city recently contacted him and ordered that a blood test be done on his dog to determine if the dog is a “pit bull.”
- What Is Unlawful Search and Seizure?
In the United States, the US Constitution's 4th Amendment provides protection for US citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.
- The Liability of Recording Others
Though many people today take advantage of modern technology and record meetings or conversations for their own purposes or preservation, it would behoove them to know about the liabilities listed in the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act.
- Attorneys and Disabled Clients - What Attorneys Need to Know When Setting Up The Initial Appointment
Attorneys and Disabled Clients - What Attorneys Need to Know When Setting Up The Initial Appointment - What attorneys need to know when working with disabled clients in Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the United States: Your law office just received a phone call from a deaf or hearing-impaired potential client. The potential-client is requesting a meeting to retain your services. The potential-client has also requested that you provide an interpreter for the meeting.
- No-Fault Attendance Policies Open Potential For Fault
Under a “no-fault” attendance policy, an employee accrues one point per absence, regardless of the reason for the absence. After an employee accumulates a pre-designated number of absences, the employee is usually subject to increasing levels of discipline (a “progressive disciplinary policy”), ending with termination.
- Chick-Fil-A, Thomas Menino, and the First Amendement – Interview with Dustin Hecker
On the 20th of July, Boston mayor Thomas Menino sent Dan Cathy, President of Chick-Fil-A, a strongly worded letter discouraging him from expanding his enterprise into his city. Proponents of both figures hastily emerged to voice their opinions on this issue. It seems that the scale ultimately tipped in favor of Cathy, as evidenced in Chick-Fil-A’s record breaking sales in the aftermath known as “appreciation day.”
- Resisting Arrest During a Protest or Demonstration
This article explains the Florida statutes that dictate an individual’s consequences if he/she is arrested during a protest or demonstration. When you’re in a crowd for a political, religious, or social gathering, your actions will be strictly observed and judged by the police. While this differential treatment is necessary for law enforcement to maintain control, their demands may seem ridiculous or irrational, causing many to disregard them.
- Voting Rights for Ex-Felons in New Jersey
Clients who were convicted of a felony often ask the attorneys at the Law Office of Randolph H. Wolf about their right to vote. In the United States, conviction of a felony carries collateral civil consequences apart from penal sanctions such as fines or incarceration. Thus, offenders may lose the right to vote, to serve on a jury, or to hold public office, among other things.
- Restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Full Article - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and many state-level anti-discrimination and sexual harassment statutes prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. There are two common types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment.
- Probable Cause and False Arrests
Probable cause is necessary in an arrest and conviction, keeping law enforcement accountable and unable to arrest just anyone. Regardless of this restriction, many people are wrongfully taken into custody and some of them even found guilty.