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- Spoliation in Georgia
The changes made by the Georgia Supreme Court in June of 2015 in regards to spoliation in the State of Georgia.
- Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago
On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.
- Police Investigations
Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent. Generally when the police contact an individual who is suspected of a crime, whether or not the subject of that investigation has committed a crime or not, the best advice for that subject is to remain silent.
- Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been distributing fliers about nullification and fighting charges against other activists who have done the same, since July of this summer.
- Are We Able to Smoke Pot in Public in Colorado Yet?
The short answer at this point is no. While an initiative was introduced earlier this year to permit public smoking in certain areas, activists just announced they are pulling the initiative from the ballot and seeking a more collaborative effort between themselves and local businesses in Denver.
- Laws for Large Breed Dogs in New Jersey
On May 11, 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members.
- How The Government Can Take Your Property
A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEA’s Marijuana Suppression programs. The bill is a bipartisan effort to modify was has become a widely abused system of asset forfeiture from innocent citizens, who in many cases have not even been charged with any crimes.
- Detroit's Casino Tax Dollars Become Issue in City's Bankruptcy
Detroit was one of the most heavily hit cities during the recent economic downturn. Although it has started to rebound, based in large part upon federal subsidies provided by the Obama Administration which many credit with saving the American auto industry, the city continues to deal with financial woes as it struggles through the larges Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in US history.
- When Public Services Fail How Do You Get Relief?
We have all heard the saying that you cannot fight city hall. But, what do you do when a public service like electricity, water, sewage, or trash pick up breaks down and nobody does anything to fix it? Who do you pursue and how?
- Which States Are Likely to Issue Gun Permits and Which Are Not
Gun laws are largely a matter of state law. Although certain federal laws regulate some guns, like automatic weapons, states are generally able to control the issuance of concealed weapons permits.