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Starbucks holds out in the legal battle for possession

By benleedavis, published on Jul 10, 2014

...DRB.

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)

Tags: law, starbucks, legal, personal injury

Whiteside: New Relief for Career Offenders

By Justin Brown, published on May 20, 2014

... 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)

Tags: law

The Effect of Public Opinion Toward to High-profile Cases

By Ricky99, published on Jan 23, 2014

...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)

Tags: law

Stand for Justice

By Caballero_69, published on Jul 27, 2013

...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)

Tags: justice, law, failure, white, history, hope, black, protest, duty, ideals, citizens, struggle, renewal, trayvon

Pizza Delivery, Drunk Driving, and Social Responsibility

By Ely North, published on Jan 20, 2013

...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)

Tags: humor, law, funny, advice, socially responsible

A New Ancien Régime

By Anastasia , published on Jan 20, 2013

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)

Tags: china, human rights, law, injustice, labour camps

My Tax Dollars...Your Burden

By DKIdea, published on Nov 12, 2012

“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)

Tags: politics, personal finance, business, economy, taxes, law, government, irs, money

Sex Education

By Anastasia , published on Nov 5, 2012

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)

Tags: education, law, spain, prostitution, sex work

Monsters Do Exist

By Anastasia , published on Sep 11, 2012

...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)

Tags: terrorism, 9/11, law, abu hamza, islamic extremism, the european court of human rights

Russia, a Slave for a Thousand Years

By Anastasia , published on Aug 19, 2012

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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)

Tags: russia, law, persecution, vladimir putin, pussy riot, political oppression, dissent

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