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In order to register an appeal in the State of Vermont, the plaintiff has to meet the following conditions:Show injury Show causation Show redressability
In layman terms, if these three terms were to be addressed, the plaintiff has to allege personal injury caused by an unlawful action of the defendant. This should further be redressed by the appropriate amount of relief, which should be provided as a means of redressing the plaintiff. svHowever, in this case, it was also argued that the injury should be caused by the betrayal and misconduct of a legal and protected... (more)
... degree assault conviction no longer supports the career offender enhancement as a crime of violence.
Until last month, however, one critical question remained open: May a defendant who was sentenced as a career offender based on a conviction that no longer qualifies due to a change in law (i.e. Maryland second degree assault), bring a 2255 claim on the grounds that he is no longer a career offender?
The Fourth Circuit answered this question in the affirmative in Whiteside v. United States, No. 13-7152, 2014 WL 1364019 (4th Cir. April 8, 2014). Whiteside allows a defendant... (more)
...may have followed the rest of this person's career - and it does not just have to be in sports, but it could be in any other entertainment avenue. Since the person was in the entertainment business before, their trial takes on the same appeal.
Regardless of why the public is interested, a lawyer - like Joe Tacopina, for example - has to inform people about what is going on. They can do this in a few different ways, most of which connect them with the news agencies in the area. For instance, they can release official statements that are put out in newspapers on behalf of the client,... (more)
...or malign any
People and their property are endangered,
Be they the few or the many.
Where a youth is wrongly suspected
Bigotry runs wild.
When a vigilante pulls the trigger,
He executes a child.
When a jury sits in judgment
And the law conflicts with truth
A murderer goes unpunished
For the lynching of this youth
Where justice is denied
And the victim bears the blame.
To stand silent and unprotesting,
Is to earn enduring shame
The learning of the wise
Alone the world... (more)
...prevent you from driving? They can take away your license, but you don’t really need a license to drive a car. Turning the key still ignites the engine and stepping on the gas pedal still makes the car move, even if you don’t have that little laminated card in your pocket.
The laws obviously can’t stop you from doing what you want to do. Only your own personal moral compass can direct you to behave in a socially responsible manner. The responsibility is completely on you, and you alone. So if driving drunk while delivering pizzas is that important to you, keep it ... (more)
Last August, in China’s Hunan province, a woman by the name of Tang Hui was sent to a labour camp, sentenced to eighteen months‘re-education’ for “seriously disturbing the social order and exerting a negative impact on society.” Why, you may wonder, what was her crime? Simply that she had repeatedly petitioned officials, saying that the sentences passed against the men who had kidnapped, raped and forced her eleven-year-old daughter into prostitution should have been more severe.
Times have changed, even in China. In times past Tang Hui would simply have vanished into night and fog.... (more)
“My tax dollars pay for your salary!”
Ok...since I’m also a tax payer, it’s safe to say that my tax dollars also pay for my salary, so essentially, I‘m paying myself. I’m my own boss...but I already knew this. I get a kick out of people that brandish the fiery fist of power fueled by their tax dollars. In fact, I get a kick out of the very idea that they think they have any ownership at all over the money that is confiscated from them by our government. Yes...confiscated, because it is taken from you wether you want to give it or not.
Let me lay this out for you. You’re money... (more)
Has it never struck you as odd that the world’s oldest profession has no professional qualification? If doctors and lawyers, the second and third oldest, have recognised occupational standards why not prostitutes?
Well, yes, I know; the intuitive response must be - who needs this? Sex, after all, is the sort of thing that comes naturally. We all like to think we can do it, free of instruction, at least with a little, ahem, hands on practice. In prostitution practice surely makes perfect.
But this is all wrong; at least it is according to Trabajo Ya! (Work Now), a prostitution... (more)
...evidence of his involvement in international terrorism.
We want rid of him. The sooner he goes the better. The sooner he is extradited to the United States, where he is wanted on various terrorist offences, the better. Nothing could be simpler.
Alas, when it comes to European law, ‘simple’ is a word that should never be used. We in England come under the purview of the European Court of Human Rights, which really should be called the Terrorist Court of Last Resort. People like Hamza know how to play the system. He and his lawyers – it’s a really big earner-... (more)
Russia is now a place where protesters are intimidated, beaten and imprisoned; a place where investigative journalists risk being murdered. It’s a place where the authorities sell an individual’s tax returns to gangs so they can be more precise in their extortion. It’s a place where law guarantees nothing, not even the right of property.
I turn to the late Vasily Grossman, a brilliant novelist, the author of Life and Fate, who understood the mentality of his country better than most. I turn specifically to Everything Flows, a novel unfinished at the time of his death in ... (more)