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The Constitutionality of COVID-19 Stay Home Orders

COVID-19 has caused many governors (including Washington’s) to issue “stay in place” orders. Have we been deprived of our Constitutional right to liberty without due process of law? The answer is almost certainly “no”. Statutory enactments The Constitutions of the U.S.A. and Washington State...

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"The Making of the Interim Iraqi Constitution
Post On Jul. 30, 2015
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New York Law School's Center for International Law Harlan Scholar's Program/Analysis Paper The Making of the Interim Iraqi Constitution Program Analysis Center for International Law The Center for International Law at New York School presented a C.V. Starr Lecture entitled "The Making of the...

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NJ DWI FAQ's - Part Two

8. What should I do if I am asked to take field sobriety tests? There are a wide range of field sobriety tests (FST’s). These tests include heel-to-toe, finger-to-nose, one-leg stand, horizontal gaze nystagmus, alphabet recitation, modified position of attention (Rhomberg), fingers-to-thumb, hand...

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Roe v. Wade: Still Generating Controversy Almost Forty Years Later
Post On Sep. 12, 2012

Abortion has become a hot topic during the 2012 presidential election, invoking strong words from both sides of the aisle. Therefore, it seems pertinent to go back and take a look at how the Supreme Court viewed the issued when it issued its landmark ruling in Roe. v. Wade. The Facts of the Case...

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Griswold v. Connecticut Back in the Spotlight As Birth Control Debate Resurfaces
Post On Mar. 29, 2012
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Supreme Court decisions remain relevant long after they are decided, often setting legal precedent for years and even decades. The landmark decision of Griswold v. Connecticut is a perfect example. Vice President Joe Biden referenced the case in a speech at a political fundraiser I attended earlier...

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Ohio Criminal Law Basics

Criminal law is one of the oldest of the major branches of law. It spells out rules of conduct for society to follow and provides for penalties when those rules are broken. The law also protects by shielding citizens from wrongful prosecutions and mistakes made by law enforcement officials,...

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What Are My Citizen Rights During the Coronavirus Emergency Powers?

Our everyday lives are still adjusting to the new normal. A new normal consisting of state of emergencies, stay-at-home executive orders, social-distancing requirements, and lists of activities and businesses considered “ essential ” or “nonessential.” And trying to figure out what is happening at...

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