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Administrative and criminal violations involving the same fact: the recent positions of the European Court of Human Rights and of...

The European Court of Human Rights takes a stand on the ne bis in idem principle intervening on the relationship between administrative and criminal violations involving identical facts. Two recent decisions give interesting...more

Alabama Firearm Act of 2013

The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013. This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more

DOES AUTHORITY EXIST FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF BAIL LICENSING LAWS WITHOUT CERTIFICATION OF CRIMES BY THE...

California attorney Joseph Cavallo was convicted of violating Title 10, CCR section 2071, "recommendation of attorney by bail licensee". The authority to prosecute violations of the bail licensing regulations lies with the...more

EEOC Alerts Employers to Potential Title VII and ADA Rights of Employees Who Experience Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or...

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a “Questions and Answers” document regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE : A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape...

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE: A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape incident The paper examines the possible consequences of an executive under public pressure to...more

Top 12 Immigration Mistakes Employers Made In 2012

Give your company the gift of an immigration audit this year – it may just keep your company off the government’s naughty list. Here are the top 12 immigration mistakes employers made in 2012...more

Newark Ordinance Restricts Employers’ Use of Criminal Background Checks

Employers may not run criminal background checks until after a conditional offer of employment is made and may only run checks on those working in "sensitive" positions. Effective November 18, most employers that operate...more

State Council Issues a White Paper on China's Judicial System and Reform

On October 9, 2012, the State Council’s Information Office released a white paper on China’s Judicial System and Reform Process. The report reviews China's judicial system and reform process, and emphasizes the need for...more

Perils of the Global Supply Chain, Part 2: Supply Chain Responsibility, Or Else.

Twenty years ago less than 100 companies worldwide disclosed or reported on their supply chain compliance or corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Those that did were trailblazers supporting the idea that...more

Education Update, No.4, October 2012: "Dear Colleague . . . "

With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more

AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S ADOPTIVE SEIZURE PROCESS AND STATUS OF RELATED EQUITABLE SHARING REQUESTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the OIG Report: During law enforcement operations, state and local law enforcement agencies often seize assets and proceeds from assets linked to criminal activity. The purpose of the seizures...more

Five Years Later, Overruled Statute on Religious Discrimination in Connecticut Remains On the Books

As I get closer to the five year anniversary of this blog next month, I continue to take a look again at topics I covered early on. One of those topics was the oft-overlooked statute of Conn. Gen. Stat. 53-303e. That...more

Sexual Harassment Policy

Government of Pakistan announced Sexual harassment policy 2012...more

Political Asylum Claims vs. Claims of Politically Motivated Red Notices

If a Red Notice subject applies for and is granted political asylum in a given country, does that necessarily mean that his claim to INTERPOL of politically motivated criminal charges will be successful? And if a Red...more

February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 For China And India Moves 12 Months And Other Immigration Law Updates

In This Alert: •February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months •USCIS Ameliorates I-601 Waiver Policy for Immigrants Subject to the 3/10 Year Bar •Five States Add E-Verify Requirements for...more

Mobile County Pistol Permit Application 2012

This is one of the "May Issue" applications. It is not as bad as many were....more

Reactie op internetconsultatie: 'Herziening toezicht advocatuur'

De kritische noot die wij hier kraken ziet op de invoeging van het nieuwe artikel 11a Advocatenwet, en dan met name het eerste lid van het artikel. De formalisering van de geheimhoudingsplicht van de advocaat is een zet met...more

It’s Time to Fix Our Sentencing Laws

Years after the Supreme Court Put the Ball in Congress’s Court,the Sentencing Commission Can Finally Spur Action The US Sentencing Commission is confronting a challenge to its own existence. Critics of the Commission’s...more

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Law 1053 Human Rights Study Log

This is an ongoing informal project for my human rights module, it will be accompanied by a short essay for the purposes of coursework submission. The first part will be completed in the first term and in the second term this...more

TIPIFICACION PENAL Y ADMINISTRATIVA DEL DELITO FISCAL

DLEITO FISCAL TRIBUNAL EUROPEO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – March 11, 2011

In This Issue: 1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: J-1 Visas for Exchange Visitors; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: Border apprehensions down 36 percent, says CBP, ICE announces more audits of...more

PRE PAID LEGAL LEGACY

The legend goes that Harland Stonecipher, the founder of Pre-Paid Legal Services, was involved in a car wreck way back in July 1969. Stonecipher had no legal coverage or protection from the legal bills that began to pile up....more

Missouri Veterinary Medical Board v. Gray

Answer and Affirmative Defenses

In response to a lawsuit seeking to prevent Mrs. Brooke Gray from earning a living using the knowledge and skills she has developed for nearly a decade, Gray invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions that...more

Marks v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Marks v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Published Opinion on Criminal Injuries Compensation for Crime Victim

Crime victim requested compensation for injuries received as a result of a crime. Board denied benefits and circuit court affirmed. Appellate court found that contibution to injuries was required for board to deny claim. ...more

Neal v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Neal v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Published Opinion on Criminal Injuries Compensation for Crime Victim

Crime victim was assaulted and claimed criminal injuries compensation for permanent partial disability. Board denied benefits and circuit court affirmed. Appellate court reversed and granted victim benefits....more

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