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Supreme Court Opens The Door to Undo Gun Laws

Last Year, the Supremes decided District of Columbia v. Heller.  That case overturned years of prior Supreme Court rulings that said States were allowed to restrict handgun use more than the federal government because the 2nd Amendment really only applied to the Federal Government and not each State. Heller said instead that the 2nd Amendment […]

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Caution: Your Website Images May Be Illegal!

One of the other websites I am associated with   extortionletterinfo.com,  is devoted to the issue of digital imagery on the web and the copyright attached to them.  A number of the world’s largest digital image warehouses, notably Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis, have begun asserting claims for images controlled by them and used by […]

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Why Prosecutors Rarely Lose

Here’s a dirty little secret from the courtroom that will probably upset my friends in the criminal defense bar  – prosecutors rarely lose.  Area DA’s offices all boast conviction rates well above 90%. So why is it? It can’t be that they employ better lawyers, after all most of the assistant district attorneys are barely […]

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Do Unpaid Internships Violate Federal Wage Laws?

As the father of a college student, I am well aware of the importance of and difficulty in obtaining a well-placed internship.  Luckily, my son ended up getting a paid position but many students find themselves accepting positions that pay either nothing or well below the minimum wage.  So, is that legal, their parents ask […]