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Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Legalities of Moving - Interview of Larry Bodine on WRAZ Fox 50
Analysis of Oral Arguments in the Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Newsbreak: Your Rights
Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Obama Campaign's Top Lawyer: There Is No Voter Fraud: Video
Docs v. Glocks Ruling Lets Physicians Ask About Guns
#NBCfail: Twitter, the Olympics, Guy Adams & Justin Bieber
Video: Know Your Rights as an Accused Noncitizen
Video: Packing Heat Part 2: Homicides Rise as Open Carry Spreads
SCOTUS Stands By Citizens United Decision In Montana Campaign Finance Case
Attorney: Arizona Can't Implement Immigration Law Without Racial Profiling
Facebook "Likes" Are Not Protected Speech Under the First Amendment—Morrison Foerster’s Debbie Rosenbaum
Supreme Court Decision Could Spur New Immigration Laws
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed numerous violations against the constitutional rights of Latino residents, a federal judge ruled Friday, and must cease using race as a reason to detain and harass the people of...more
It has now been more than two months since the National Immigrant Justice Center (“NIJC”) filed a lawsuit against officials of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and Jefferson County, Illinois relating to the...more
Two retired cops must pay $7 million to a man they framed who served 26 years in prison for rape and murder until he was exonerated based on DNA evidence....more
Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more
Back in 2009, Milwaukee County jail guard James Howard sexually assaulted an inmate. A state court convicted Mr. Howard of two counts of sexually assaulting an inmate. The inmate then sued Mr. Howard in federal court,...more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
Audio Recordings of Police Are Protected By First Amendment According to Two Different Courts Of Appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to Illinois’ 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law according to trial...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more
Back in 2005, a technically "off-duty" Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") officer shot an unarmed man on Milwaukee's south side. Former MPD Officer Alfonzo Glover shot Wilbert Prado in the back while investigating an alleged...more
The following contains some pertinent information that might be of help to you as you become involved in the criminal justice system as a victim or witness.
Apprehension and Arrest of the Accused
There are three basic...more
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a jury award of $470,000 in damages, plus a costs award of $150,000, against an employer and a supervisor for the supervisor’s sexual assault of an employee.
The employee, a...more
Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more
A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely...more
If you are unsure how to comply with a court order or have been accused of contempt of court or are wondering what could happen if it is found that you did not comply with a court order, then you want to give this your...more
Here are some news items we thought would interest you.
• Parents win record-setting $150 billion over son’s injuries, death. For Robert Ray “Robbie” Middleton, the fun and happiness that
comes with a birthday didn’t...more
In a case of first impression, the United States District Court considered a crime victim's representative's right under federal law to proceeding free from unreasonable delay. The court granted (1) both the victim's...more
Case is a petition for certiorari to the Maryland Court of Appeals which raises issues of first impression. The District Court of Maryland denied a crime victim the ability to obtain her property right to restitution. Victim...more
Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more
Federal Judge Thomas Thrash has reportedly enjoined parts of a Georgia law that was due to take effect on July 1, 2011. In granting a temporary injunction to complainants, he ruled that they were likely to prevail at trial on...more
I wrote this Paralegal Spotlight for Paralegal Today (July/Sept 2010) featuring Ken Berry, a litigation paralegal and award-winning prisoner advocate. Incarcerated for eight years due to a wrongful conviction, Berry turned...more
RUDE AWAKENINGS: DAWN RAIDS ON THE TCHENGUIZ BROTHERS – UNDERSTANDING THE COURTS' POWER TO AUTHORISE SEARCH ORDERS
As part of the SFO's investigations into the 2008 collapse of Kaupthing Bank, over 130 police officers...more
The snow came early this year. Just as the 25 days of the Christmas season had begun Kentucky got a blanket of white. More than usual I'm in the Christmas spirit this year. However, too many of us will sit in jail this...more
Animal Law Update - August 2010...more
Canada and Mexico have constitutional systems that are in accordance with international law on the protection of human rights. Both nations have adopted provisions in their fundamental laws to ensure remedial actions if...more
Civil Writ Petition under Articles 226/227 of Constitution of India for issuance of writ of Mandamus for directing the respondents to initiate prosecution against the senior police officials u/s 59 of NDPS Act and Sections...more
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