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Law Street (TM) | April 21, 2014

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Traveling to Miami: Here Are the Legal Need to Knows

April 18, 2014 |

Whether its for spring break, summer vacation, or anything in between, Florida remains a top destination for vacationers in the U.S. Miami is perhaps one of the most frequented cities for this reason. Miami is a great city … Read More

Weird Celebrity News: Johnny Depp Subpoenaed

April 17, 2014 | 1

Not even the rich and famous can escape being subpoenaed. And sometimes, a delusional fan is the reason for it.

At the premiere of his latest movie last Thursday, Johnny Depp was served legal documents calling … Read More

Data For Sale: Brokers Selling Info on Rape Victims and Alcoholics

April 16, 2014 | 1

Data Brokers are selling personal information including lists of rape victims, alcoholics, and people with erectile dysfunction disorder. After reading that statement you should not only feel outraged, but should also be thinking: is this legal?

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The Battle of the Butte: Rancher Takes on the Federal Gov’t

April 16, 2014 |

“No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.”

Only in Nevada…

Yes, those are the actual words of Nevada Gov. … Read More

Are You Sure You Want to Pin That?

April 16, 2014 | 1

Attention companies using Pinterest as part of your marketing strategy: proceed with extreme caution. The popular social network, or “copyright infringement machine” as one commentator calls it, has turned into a platform where companies must tread carefully or face legal … Read More

What’s New: Police Brutality is the Norm in Oakland

April 15, 2014 | 1

Recently, an independent investigation into 22 years worth of court filings revealed a history of misconduct by the Oakland Police Department. Among the findings is the conclusion that the police department spent $74 million in civil rights lawsuit … Read More

Sorry, Citizens: Senators Won’t Fill Court Vacancies

April 11, 2014 |

Thanks to petty politics, your local federal court may be lacking in the positions that it needs most to address citizens’ grievances: trial judges.

When it comes to federal court vacancies, the president has an obligation … Read More

7 Tips for a Successful Law School Visit

April 11, 2014 | 2

Four days.

For most law schools, April 15th is the assigned date for matriculating law students to fork over their first deposit. Still unsure of where I was going to end up, I hopped on a … Read More

Fetal Harm: A New Kind of Crime?

April 11, 2014 | 1

For 7 years, Rennie Gibbs was charged with the murder of her stillborn child. But last week, a Mississippi judge threw out the case. This wasn’t a “normal” murder charge- it involved the concept of fetal harm.

Universities Should Stay Away from Rape

April 11, 2014 |

It is sexual assault awareness month, and the accusations against Universities’ policies on sexual crime continue to come forth. Before we get caught up in the rage, maybe we should start by asking the obvious question: what … Read More

Paid Sick Leave in NYC: It Just Makes Sense

April 11, 2014 | 1

A new law recently implemented in New York City is a significant step in the right direction for improving the rights of workers.

On April 1, 2014, an updated paid sick leave law took effect. The measure requires … Read More

Public Opinion Shifts on Drug Sentencing

April 11, 2014 | 3

A report released on Wednesday concluded that public opinion on drug offenses has started to shift, as a preference for treatment over jail time is growing, particularly for hard drug users.

The study conducted by the … Read More

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