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Those Confining DiMasi Are Challenged to Make a Better Case for His Freedom

I’m hoping the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) does a bang-up job on the homework assignment it’s been given by Judge Mark Wolf in the matter of freeing Sal DiMasi, former Speaker of the Massachusetts House. Sal’s been in...more

Proposed USCIS Rule for Entrepreneurs Would Benefit Very Few if Finalized

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new proposed rule for entrepreneurs. If the rule becomes law, qualified entrepreneurs would be considered for parole (temporary permission to be...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2016

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, The world of raising capital for emerging companies has experienced a revolution. Prior to the enactment of the JOBS Act in 2012, raising capital for private companies was...more

Parole for Entrepreneurs

At MintzEdge, we are already thinking about how a recent immigration law development may help our clients grow their ventures. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new rule for...more

Cuando Sali De Cuba – The Surprising Incongruence in Immigration Benefits between Cubans and the Rest of Latin Americans

I was a Spanish and Portuguese major at the United States Military Academy a long time ago. In those days, I saw my future as five years of military services and then on to graduate school to get a degree in Latin American...more

California Ballot 2016: Pros and Cons of Props 57-61

This is the second post in our California Ballot 2016 series – providing the “nutshell” versions of each of the 17 state-wide measures voters must decide in November. Please refer to our first post in the series: Props 51-56,...more

Getting Off of Megan’s Law Registration When the Conviction Occurred in New Jersey and the Registrant Lives in Another State –...

There is a new twist in applying for release from the burdensome requirements of Megan’s Law registration and Parole/Community Supervision for Life. When the original Megan’s Law Order is entered in New Jersey and the person...more

Supreme Court Update: U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers V. Hawkes (15-290), Johnson V. Lee (15-789), Lynch V. Arizona (15-8366) And...

As we settle into June, the Eight seem to be clearing out the less difficult decisions in preparation for what could be a messy end to the term, given some controversial issues (abortion, affirmative action, immigration) and...more

The Supreme Court - May 2016 #4

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases on May 31, 2016: Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, No. 15-290: Three mining companies sought a permit under the Clean Water Act seeking to...more

Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

During World War II there were thousands of Filipinos who bravely enlisted to fight for our United States. More than seventy years after service to our country, there are still an estimated 2,000 to 6,000 Filipino-American...more

Time to Get Off of Megan’s Law - When Megan’s Law Notification and Parole Supervision for Life Becomes Counterproductive to...

Any person who is subject to the notification requirements of Megan’s Law and is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and/or Community Supervision for Life can tell you how difficult life becomes. It prevents or makes it...more

Misuse Of Psychological Tests In Court

THE MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INVENTORY (“MMPI-2”) - CHALLENGING THE MMPI-2 - The use of the MMPI-2 is not designed for specific forensic evaluations (i.e. evaluations for legal issues). The MMPI-2 is what...more

The Use And Abuse Of The Lsi-R In Parole Evaluations Challenging So-Called “Objective” Testing

The Erroneous Use of and Reliance on the LSI-R - The Level of Service Inventory-Revised “LSI-R” is frequently misused in the context of parole evaluations. Providing an air of scientific reliability, its application...more

The Parole Board’s Difficult Decision – Whether to Release Someone Who Has Been Convicted of a Serious or Violent Crime

While the Parole Board consists of Members who act in good faith, who try to do the right thing, there is a natural human reluctance to parole an individual who has been convicted of a serious and/or violent crime. It is up...more

How to Succeed at the Time of Parole Consideration – Managing the Record Before the Parole Board

Without proper guidance an individual who should be paroled may end up serving a longer sentence. Too often individuals expect that their initial eligibility date is the date they will be released and to the grave...more

The Time For Establishing a Parole Plan is NOW

The issue of parole is an area that few consider or plan for after having been sentenced to a prison term. Parole is not guaranteed. Any individual sentenced to a prison term should be considering parole issues, if not a...more

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