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  • Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry

    The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are provided more power to patrol and protect national citizens in efforts to take down and eliminate threats.

  • What Should be Done to Fight the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry?

    Because of the Patriot Act and other laws that govern the food industry, it is not legal to provide statements and information that could affect the profits and revenue of these companies. However, there are ways to fight the Act and other regulations that are implemented to assist larger businesses.

  • Is the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry Constitutional?

    Many believe that the Constitution of the United States is under attack by new regulations, laws and changes to rules that affect the civil liberties of American citizens. When individuals are not permitted to state the truth in person, online or in print that may affect the profits of food industry companies, it appears to affect the freedom of speech granted by the Constitution.

  • When a Trademark is Considered Offensive

    Before modifications were made to trademark application and acquirement for intellectual property protections, it was not possible to obtain a trademark if it was considered offensive. This could be to an individual group, to the nation as a whole or a local or regional offensive symbol or phrase.

  • Law Enforcement Needs a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone

    In 2014, a landmark US Supreme Court decision required law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant before searching through an arrestee’s cell phone. Read on to learn more.

  • Police Tried to Forcefully Take my Cellphone When I Demanded a Lawyer

    Law enforcement officers are provided a number of actions before a lawyer may be called. However, if questions are initiated through an interview or interrogation, they are not generally given this ability without at least informing the person under suspicion that a legal representative may be called on the person’s behalf.

  • Stop and Frisk

    In 2011, the City of Philadelphia entered into a Consent Decree to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the Philadelphia Police Department was conducting pedestrian stops (known as Terry stops) based on race. Pursuant to the Consent Decree, the City shares with the ACLU of Pennsylvania and its co-counsel, and an independent court monitor, stop and frisk data for review and analysis.

  • Found Out at the Airport that I Am Blacklisted. Now What?

    Getting blacklisted at an airport is often confusing. There are certain specifics that are provided to United States citizens in how this occurs with airports in the country, but other lands may have requirements that may not be fully comprehended unless further study and research are performed.

  • Fair Housing Complications and What to Look For

    State and federal regulations comply with the Fair Housing Act as implemented throughout the United States so that buyers or renters of a residence are protected from potential discrimination by a seller or landlord. These protections are connected to the Civil Rights Act and awarded to those affected by bias towards certain persons.

  • Expert Witness Testimony: When Police Brutality Occurs

    Police brutality is being increasingly noticed throughout the country through the use of electronic surveillance equipment and the rise of the smartphone. With a camera and a video recorder at the touch of a fingertip, anyone is able to record almost any incident that may transpire.

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