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Federalism and States' Rights -- A Never Ending Battle

Is Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of touch with reality? How can a State Supreme Court Judge defy the ruling of a United States District Court? Because he feels he can. Remember Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954 and the...more

Oregon Initiative Legalizes Recreational Use of Marijuana—What Does that Mean for Employers?

On Nov. 4, 2014, Oregon voted to decriminalize, regulate, and tax the production, delivery, and possession of marijuana. Oregon joins Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and Washington, D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana...more

Justices Seem Open To Upholding Ariz. Immigration Law

Originally published in Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 4:53 PM ET) The federal government appeared to find little support at the U.S Supreme Court on Wednesday for its arguments that one key provision of Arizona's...more

United States of America v. Jason Wayne Pleau, Lincoln D. Chafee, Intervenor

Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights Amicus Brief

In this action the U.S. Attorney has asserted jurisdiction over a defendant in Rhode Island custody charged with a murder, first via request under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (“IAD”), 18 USC App. § 2, and then by...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

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

Legal Comment - Eventual Justice: The Trial of Guek Eav Kaing in the Extraordiary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

This legal comment was written for submission to the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and analyzes various aspects of the first criminal proceeding against a former high-raking official in the Khymer Rouge...more

David Chen: Vigilante or Neighbourhood Hero?

David Chen, a neighbourhood grocer, was arrested by the Toronto Police for numerous criminal after he performed a citizen's arrest on career criminal Anthony Bennett. Now his lawyer Peter Lindsay are potentially going to...more

Os fundamentos da reparação de danos pela indevida restrição da liberdade pessoal pelo Estado

A liberdade pessoal (ou individual) sempre foi um dos atributos mais importantes do Homem. Toda a formação da Ciência do Direito sempre teve como uma de suas bases a proteção da liberdade...more

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