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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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What is the Maximum Unemployment I Can Get Due to Coronavirus? What Are the Paid Sick Leave Laws?
Post On Mar. 27, 2020
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The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill includes a $600 per week unemployment subsidy for all eligible employees for up to 4-months. Below is a summary. Some employees will be eligible for sick pay if they miss work due to the Coronavirus. We explain below. Eligible Workers Can Receive $600 Per...

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Bankruptcy Basics in Oregon

A brief overview of how filing bankruptcy can help you get a fresh financial start. The Process Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies." Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Code in...

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California Unruh Civil Rights Act
Post On Jul. 02, 2014
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Discrimination in California Business Establishments: What to do if you are denied service at a business because of your sex, color, race, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation or to persons regardless of their genetic information,...

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Frequently Asket Real Estate Questions
Post On Oct. 01, 2013
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How can I protect myself in a real property purchase? If you are a real property owner, you should protect yourself by purchasing a good liability insurance and title insurance policy insurance. In addition, prior to taking interest or possession of property you should be aware of: (1) any zoning...

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) TERMS
Post On Jan. 11, 2012
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Child Protective Services Terms If you are going through a CPS case, you will hear many words that you won't understand. Below are terms defined to help you understand what you may be hearing as you go through your case. Most of these terms can be found in North Carolina’s Juvenile Code: N.C....

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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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Drunk Driving and Other Arrests
Post On Jul. 27, 2010
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With the summer almost here and in anticipation of those fine weekends which we will be enjoying crabs and beer and going to the ocean for fun and relaxation, the Maryland State Police are out there looking for the drunk driver. With their speed traps, sobriety check points, and the staking out of...

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