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Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a...more

Settlement Of HB 56 Lawsuit Means Permanent Injunction Against Some Provisions Of Alabama’s Immigration Law

On October 29, 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a settlement agreement reached with the State of Alabama to end its challenge of HB 56, Alabama’s immigration law in exchange for a court order permanently...more

Fee Caps Do Not Apply to Prisoners Defending Judgment on Appeal

In Woods v. Carey the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case on the recovery of attorney fees in the context of a prisoner defending a judgment on appeal....more

Nurse Anne Mitchell’s Whistleblowing Almost Blew Out Whistleblowing in Texas

The Winkler County nurses trials began with two nurses, Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle, filing an anonymous complaint with the Texas Medical Board regarding the substandard care provided by Dr. Rolando Arafiles Jr. When...more

Immigrants Await Results of Suit Against U.S. and Jefferson County, Illinois

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

Churchill Wisdom; On Advice

Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more

I was just served with a notice to appear at a hearing concerning a restraining order against me, what should I do?

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 Email: ...more

Audio Recording of Police in Action Found to Be Protected Right under 1st Ammendment

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

Criminal Court System

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

Sexual Assault on Employee by Supervisor: Employer and Supervisor Liable for $620K

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

Exemption From Criminal Liability Of Family Members For Certain Crimes

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

What is the result if I do not comply with a court order?

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

CARTER VS. BIGELOW

MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTIONS TO STRIKE AND DENYING MOTION TO AMEND AND RENEWED MOTION TO STAY

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

Kanios v. Marlow and State

VICTIM'S PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

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

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

Judge Enjoins Georgia Immigration Law

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

Ken Berry: Litigation Paralegal and Award-Winning Prisoner Advocate

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

DAWN RAIDS ON THE TCHENGUIZ BROTHERS - UNDERSTANDING THE COURTS' POWER TO AUTHORISE SEARCH ORDERS

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

Pleas, come home for Christmas

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

Animal Law Update - August 2010...more

A Comparison between Remedial Systems in Canada and Mexico

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

Hemant Goswami vs Union of India (CWP1257 of 2008)

Public Interest Litigation filed on the nexus of Police with the Drug Mafia

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

Lawson v. New York Billiards Corp.

Memorandum and Order

Plaintiffs, a former employee and his wife, filed an action against defendants, a corporation and two officers, alleging breach of employment contract and wrongful discharge, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of...more

Lawson v. New York Billiards Corp.

Brief of Plaintiffs in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

Plaintiffs, a former employee and his wife, filed an action against defendants, a corporation and two officers, alleging breach of employment contract and wrongful discharge, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of...more

Model Police SWAT/ERT Creation and Organization Plan

The Model Police SWAT/ERT Plan was crafted to give criminal defense attorneys and those pursuing Title 42 section 1983 actions a familiar baseline from which to gauge police activity and guidelines during the employment and...more

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