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- Use of Force Experts Testify in Police Brutality Cases
Police brutality cases are often experienced when officers are not trained properly, have been subjected to pressure or abuse in their lives or have certain views such as racism or sexism. When these incidents occur, it is generally important to hire an expert witness that is able to explain why they actions occur and how the victim needs compensation to recover.
- Data Privacy Cases Pending in Front of U.S. Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court will decide whether American courts can issue warrants for data stored on servers overseas.
- Discrimination by Commercial Landlord Based on Disclosed Religious Use of Property
Religious discrimination may exist when a person seeking a commercial lease or hoping to buy a commercial site is denied the ability to complete this transaction solely because of his or her religion. There are often different rules for commercial properties than there are for residential properties, but legal protections may exist to prohibit such conduct.
- Reliable and Accurate Forensic Testing at Risk under Attorney General Sessions
Several of my law firm colleagues and I, as well as others in the criminal defense bar in Wisconsin, regularly deal with DNA and other trace forensic evidence. The need for accurate and reliable forensic testing by law enforcement and state crime labs is critical, as our criminal clients’ lives and freedom is at stake.
- Challenging a Warrantless Search by Police in a Constitutionally Protected Space
Warrantless searches by police of a place that is protected by the Fourth Amendment are presumptively unreasonable.
- Using a Journalism Expert Witness in Civil Cases
Journalism expert witnesses are hired when there are certain complications with the freedom of speech or when more information is needed in a case. These professionals have experience in investigations, due diligence with reporters and geographical systems which may be applied to a claim.
- When Making a Movie Is Not Considered an Exercise of Free Speech
Movies are a form of intellectual property because they embody the ideas of someone or a group of persons in video format. However, making movies is usually an exercise in free speech, but there are some issues with the creator being paid, various changes to the concept and when the altered final product is completely different, it may not be considered an act of free speech.
- Texas Voter ID Law Revived by Appeals Court
The attempt by the Texas Legislature to enact a voter ID law has been tangled in the courts ever since the effort began.
- Concealed Carry Permit Holders and Public Transportation in Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s newest form of public transportation, the downtown street car, aims to connect commuters to Milwaukee’s thriving business district. The street car will bring more flexibility and choice to Milwaukee’s public transportation.
- Textalyzer to Help Combat Texting While Driving. But Is It Constitutional?
The dangers associated with texting and driving have prompted some states to take direct action to combat the issue. With the aid of Cellebrite, a technology company, police departments may soon be able to use a handheld device to determine whether a person has been using his or her cell phone while driving a car.