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How did the FBI Raid the President’s Personal Attorney?

In a historic development, President Trump’s personal attorney of “What Polls??” viral fame, Michael Cohen, has had his office, home, and even hotel room raided by the FBI. Cohen has worked for Trump since 2006 and served for a decade as a top lawyer at the Trump Organization. Cohen left the Trump Organization around the time of Trump’s inauguration, and since then has served as......
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Should Parents be Charged When Their Kids Roam Free? Utah Says No!

Should children be allowed to do these activities without adult supervision: Walk around their neighborhood? Walk to school? Take the subway home? Play in a public park? Walk home from a friend’s house? Believe it or not, many parents have been arrested, had their children taken away by authorities, and even faced jail time simply for letting their children travel in public or play in......
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Court Rules Starbucks Must Post Cancer Warnings, But Not Diabetes?

If you’ve ever been to California, you’ll have noticed large black and white signs posted in seemingly every kind of establishment and next to all kinds of products. California state law requires all businesses with at least 10 employees to notify Californians about chemical exposure that can cause cancer and birth defects.  The law, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act was......
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Are the Trump White House Nondisclosure Agreements Enforceable?

A few weeks after he was elected president of the United States, Donald Trump decided he would require his White House staff to sign non-disclosure agreements (aka NDAs) — just as Trump Organization employees and Trump wives were required to. Although Trump was advised that NDAs for federal government employees couldn’t be enforced, White House counsel Don McGahn drafted a watered-down version. Rumors are that......
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Can a Totally Inexperienced Person Become a Federal Judge?

Believe it or not, the U.S. Constitution sets forth no specific requirements about who can become a federal judge. Federal judges include Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges, and district court judges. These are all nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. They are all appointed for a life term. A federal judge is not even required to possess a......
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Theft from Your Hotel Room: Who’s Liable?

Innkeepers Laws In ancient Babylon, around 1700 B.C., Hammurabi ordered death for innkeepers whose negligence caused inconvenience or injury to travelers. Most U.S. states today have “innkeepers laws”, largely based on English common law dating to the 1700s. Innkeepers laws also limit hotels’ liability in situations such as thefts from rooms, damage to cars in parking facilities and injuries to guests. In California, for example,......
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El Chapo Gets An Anonymous Jury … Are they Only Used for Druglords?

A federal judge has ordered special protections for the jury in the trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman was extradited to the U.S. over a year ago after managing two elaborate escapes from Mexican prisons. Concerned over the safety of jurors, the Judge ordered them to be anonymous and partially sequestered. The defense had opposed the move, arguing that having an anonymous jury......
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Valentine’s Day Proposals … Can You Get the Engagement Ring Back?

Getting the Ring Back If the Wedding Is Called Off California has a law dating back to 1939 which specifically addresses engagement rings and other gifts in contemplation of marriage. Civil Code section 1590 states: “Where either party to a contemplated marriage in this State makes a gift of money or property to the other on the basis or assumption that the marriage will take......
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Law Student, Bronze Star Recipient Jennifer Barrow wins $3,000 Scholarship

The Reeves Law Group is honored to name former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer and Bronze Star recipient Jennifer Barrow as the 2017 winner of our scholarship competition. Jennifer is in her final year at Harvard Law School and will use the $3,000 award towards tuition and education-related expenses. Jennifer’s application, essay, and supporting documentation set her apart as the clear favorite from dozens of other......
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Are Lottery Winners Required to Reveal Their Identities?

Why Would Lottery Winners Want to Stay Anonymous? Lottery winners should watch their backs. In November 2015, Craigory Burch Jr. won  $434,272 in a Georgia jackpot. Two months later, Burch was killed in his home by seven masked men. His family members said the public announcement of the lottery winnings had made him a target. In 2006 Abraham Shakespeare won a $30 million lottery prize. Two......
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