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Constitutional Law

Sorry But NY Chimp Case Is Waste of Time

NY Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe granted a motion for a writ of habeas corpus to two chimps being held for research by Stony Brook University. The writ was brought by The Nonhuman Rights Project (NHRP) which originally filed a lawsuit on behalf of the chimpanzees in 2013 with a view to having them transferred […]

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Constitutional Law

FBI Report on Forensic Evidence is Horrifying

“HEADS MUST ROLL!” This should be the headline written on every newspapaer in the country about the recent report from the Justice Department about the FBI’s use of forensic hair analysis from 1980-2000. The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that 26 out of 28 examiners in a supposedly elite FBI forensic unit gave […]

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Entertainment Law

Why All Artists Should Incorporate Themselves

I represent a lot of new, up-and-coming, and rising artists, designers and entertainers. One of the first pieces of advice that I give them is that they should incorporate themselves. I tell them that all of my established entertainment and design clients are incorporated. Here are the top three reasons to become a corporation: (1) […]

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Constitutional Law

Talking Isn’t Stalking: Reach and Implications of Georgia Stalking Case

This is Part 2 of 2 about the Georgia Supreme Court’s Decision in Chan v. Ellis. I wrote about how the case got to the Supreme Court of Georgia earlier this week: https://www.courtroomstrategy.com/2015/03/georgia-supreme-court-rules-that-internet-posts-about-someone-dont-constitute-stalking/ This part will discuss the decision and its implications on future stalking claims. In deciding unanimously that Georgia’s Anti-Stalking Statute was not […]