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Can Trump Just Pardon Himself and His Family Members?

The president has long called the investigation into his campaign’s possible coordination with Russia a “witch hunt.” Now that special counsel Mueller and his team is able to study evidence of any crime it encounters in the probe — including tax fraud, lying to federal agents and interference in the investigation – Trump may be feeling the pressure. President Trump has asked his lawyers whether......
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Fact or Fiction: There’s Already Been Mass Deportation from the United States

This is fact! During the 1930s and into the 1940s, up to 2 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were deported or expelled from cities and towns across the U.S. According to some estimates, more than half of these people were U.S. citizens, born in the United States. At the time, however, it wasn’t called deportation. It was euphemistically referred to as repatriation, even though about 60......
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Children like Charlie Gard: Why British Parents Don’t Have the Final Say on Medical Treatment

The case of baby Charlie Gard has received worldwide attention, including from the Pope and President Trump (and Cher). What has astonished most people is that Charlie’s parents were not asking the British hospital to continue treatment or the National Health Service to pay for it. Although they raised the money privately and found a doctor in the US who was willing to treat their baby,......
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Can You Shoot Down Drones Flying Over Your House?

In Kentucky a self-described “drone slayer” was arrested after shooting down a drone in his backyard. The man said that the drone was hovering over his teenage daughter, who was sunbathing. The criminal charges were later dismissed when witnesses testified that the drone was flying below the trees. In 2014, a New Jersey man faced unlawful weapons charges  for shooting down a drone over his property. Surprisingly, even in Texas, you cannot shoot a drone. In Houston, Texas, KHOU 11......
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Bachelor in Paradise Legal Troubles

Filming for Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise was cancelled recently due to rumors that a cast member was too drunk to consent to sexual activity filmed in a pool. On June 11, the LA Times reported that the incident stemmed from two contestants getting “extremely drunk” on the first day of filming and then going to the pool, “where they got naked,” at which......
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Is Taxpayer Money Being Used to Defend Donald Trump’s Receipt of Foreign Money?

This is true! Taxpayers are funding the lawyers defending President Trump’s receipt of business income from foreign governments while in office. Shortly before taking office Trump announced that he would retain ownership of his company but leave it in control of his adult sons, Eric and Don Jr. All previous presidents in the modern era have sold their business interests before they assumed the office.......
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What Laws Apply to Benefit Concerts like Ariana Grande’s

After an Islamist terror attack that killed 22 people, including children, Ariana Grande will return to Manchester this Sunday for a huge benefit concert. Fifty people are still being treated in hospital, including 17 in critical care. The “One Love Manchester” benefit concert will include other stars like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Ray Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Take That, and......
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How Many Murders Have Been Streamed on Facebook Live?

In April 2017, Steve Stephens in Cleveland uploaded video of himself shooting and killing a 74-year-old grandfather. After he was done, the killer logged on to the social network to talk about his actions. Facebook claimed it took a long time for the video to be removed because users didn’t flag it as offensive for over an hour. Jared McLemore, 33, died from severe burns after torching himself outside......
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True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor

This is false! While both terms basically refer to a person tasked with investigating legal breaches amid conflicts of interest in the government, different laws govern their appointment and operation. On May 17, 2017, acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters. The Attorney......
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15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law

Moore’s Law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. While the concept is a familiar one to those working in the semiconductor industry, it can also be applied to those who practice actual law. Things are changing rapidly in the legal sector! So much so that the way legal professionals manage their businesses today will be radically......
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