In a state where the media is obsessed with the relationship between government officials and campaign contributions, so many more obvious ethics issues with much easier fixes are ignored.
In New Jersey it remains OK for…more
President Barak Obama has received criticism in the wake of reports that the Justice Department seized phone records for telephone lines used by reporters and editors at The Associated Press. The government was trying to…more
The U.S. Supreme Court must issue decisions on cases considered in the October 2012 Term before the session ends in June. The justices have concluded all oral arguments and are expected to start rolling out the remaining…more
Vela's proven legal and business tenacity is also demonstrated through his notable achievements in helping the Hispanic community. He developed El Centro Legal Latino in Birmingham, Alabama, a company designed to educate the…more
Crime victims are often called upon to identify the perpetrator. In fact, eyewitness testimony is used in approximately eighty thousand cases each year.
Law enforcement can use a number of different tools to identify…more
Whether its catchy tune distracts the jury or mortifies the lawyer to whom it belongs, a ringing cell phone can quickly distract people in a court proceeding. As cell phones, text messages and e-mail with notification ring…more
In a recent poll reflecting how the public views the ethical standards of various professions, lawyers ranked in the 19th percentile. Lawyers came in slightly below business executives in the 21st percentile and well below…more
Communication between a child and a teacher over the internet tends to make parents and school administrators uncomfortable. As social media like Facebook continues to become a common form of communication, laws regulating it…more
Carmelo Garcia’s name will be on the ballot for the June 4 Democratic primary election. The Supreme Court of New Jersey confirmed his eligibility as a candidate for the New Jersey State Assembly last week. What happened in this…more
Unfortunately, what people think should happen and what the law requires are not always the same. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently made headlines when it ruled that an Indiana statute that bans most…more
Romantic relationships in the workplace can often wreak havoc. However, one law firm’s fraternization program is now the basis for an employment lawsuit.
Kimberly A. Elkjer is suing her Texas law firm over its policy of…more
Child support guidelines are an integral part of many New Jersey divorce proceedings involving children. The forms are completed by both parents and are considered by the court when establishing or modifying child support.
While everyone agrees that the U.S. Supreme Court dictates the law of the land, many argue that it should stay out of social issues. The issue recently resurfaced during the same-sex marriage debate.
Of course, this is not…more
What does a Rutgers basketball coach have in common with a West Virginia Judge? Both men have an angry style that looks horrible on YouTube and both lost their jobs because of it.
Putnam County Circuit Court Family Law Judge…more
Justice Anthony Kennedy is often the deciding swing vote in key cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, he receives a lot of attention during oral arguments. Some have even characterized it as “kissing up.”
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