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Students Still Aren’t Going to Law School, But Will Robots Replace Them Anyways?

 Students Are Still Avoiding Law School The number of law school student admissions is the same now as it was in 1973, even though there were fewer law schools back then. The numbers have been dropping since 2010, triggered by the Great Recession. Enrollment numbers have dropped 21 percent at private law schools in the past five years and 18 percent at public law schools. Even......
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True or False: Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Criminalize Abortion Nationwide

This is false! Many people mistakenly believe that if the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade were overturned that abortion would become a crime in every state. Abortion would actually remain legal in states that have no existing laws criminalizing it. What is Roe v. Wade? In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7-2 majority, ruled that a right to privacy under the Due......
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16 Holiday-Themed Lawsuits Even a Grinch Would Hate

To you the holidays may seem like a time of gift-giving, over-eating, self-reflection, and hope. However, not everyone feels that way. In fact, some people see the holidays as an opportunity to grinch out, particularly in the courts system. From anger over Christmas displays to ugly Hanukkah sweaters, the litigious are out in full force. Putting it all in perspective, we’ve compiled the 16 Holiday-Themed......
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“Serves At the Pleasure of the President” … Can Congress Block Trump’s Cabinet Appointments?

There are some 4,000 political appointments for the incoming administration to fill. Of those, about a quarter require Senate confirmation through a simple majority vote of the Senate. As of the writing of this post, President-Elect Trump has officially announced just one Cabinet officer – Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Here’s a list of the other candidates being considered for the Cabinet. Which Executive......
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California Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana, But Don’t Smoke Up Yet….

On November 8, 2016, Californians voted 56.2% Yes to Prop 64 to legalize recreational marijuana use! This wasn’t decriminalization, but legalization. What’s the difference? Decriminalization is a loosening of criminal penalties imposed for personal marijuana use even though the manufacturing and sale of the substance remain illegal. Legalization, on the other hand, is the abolishment of laws banning the possession and personal use of marijuana.......
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Early Voting Laws: How Millions of Americans Have Already Voted

More than 40 million estimated votes have already been cast already across 38 states with early voting. Although early ballots are not actually counted until Election Day, various data companies analyze voter lists and try to connect returned ballots with demographic and registration information, such as party registration. Their findings indicate who is voting and which party is turning out to vote. According to CNN’s......
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Halloween Edition: Legal Duties When Selling “Murder Houses”

In 1974, a gruesome mass murder claimed every family member, except one, at the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville in Long Island, New York. Ronald J. DeFeo Jr. The 23-year-old killer, was convicted of shooting and killing his parents and four siblings and was given six sentences of 25 years to life. It inspired a best-selling book and two “The Amityville Horror” films.......
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Does Your Vote Really Matter? How the Electoral College System Works.

What is the Electoral College? The founding fathers established the Electoral College as a compromise between election of the President by Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The U.S. Constitution states in Amendment XII, ratified by the states in 1804: “The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a......
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Killer Clown Craze Sweeping the World: Are They Actually Breaking the Law?

The killer clown craze began in America in the late summer of 2016. But clowns have been terrifying Americans since Stephen King’s It introduced us to a demonic being which appears in the form of a clown in order to lure its preferred prey of young children. The clown craze has even spread to other countries, including Canada and Australia. Police across England have also been......
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Presidential Debates: Who Makes the Rules?

The Commission on Presidential Debates Makes the Rules The Commission on Presidential Debates (the “CPD”) is a private, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that has sponsored general election presidential debates in every election since 1988. The CPD organizes general election debates every four years between and among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. The CPD is not controlled......
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