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How to Spot A Fake Lawyer

You think it could never happen to you. You’d never hand over your hard-earned money to someone who doesn’t even have a law degree, would you?? Wrong! In Pennsylvania, fake lawyer Kimberly Kitchen was convicted of using forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade even though she didn’t have a law license. Kitchen was hired by a law firm after forging a......
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Does Trump Have Case Against Ghostwriter Who Called Him “Sociopath?”

Tony Schwartz was the ghostwriter for Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir, “The Art of the Deal.” The best-selling memoir sold around a million copies, earning Trump and Schwartz handsome royalties. To write the book, Schwartz spent eighteen months with Trump—in his office listening to Trump’s phone calls, attending meetings, and spending weekends with him. On July 18th, the New Yorker magazine published a bombshell interview with......
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Why Aren’t France’s Broad New Anti-Terrorism Laws Stopping Attacks?

France has also been in an official “state of emergency” for over a year now. And, since the January 2015 attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris, the French government passed broad legislation that allows security forces to conduct greater surveillance French citizens. Then, in November of 2015, terrorists killed 130 people in Paris. After the recent July 14th Bastille Day......
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Do Cop Killers Always Get the Death Penalty?

Back in December 2015, Donald Trump told a room of gathered law enforcement officials that all police murderers would receive the death penalty under a Trump administration. That may not be legally feasible since individual states set sentencing laws. According to the FBI, an average of 64 law enforcement officers were killed each year from 1980–2014 in the line of duty. Recently, the killings of five police......
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Law and Order: Pokémon Go Edition

A new app game, Pokémon Go, was released on July 6 in the U.S., and is already causing chaos amid the fun: A 19-year-old wandering Pokémon hunter in Wyoming discovered a dead body floating in the Big Wind River while on a quest. Pokémon Go players recently found another dead body in a park in New Hampshire. A driver reportedly struck a tree with his car while playing Pokémon......
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Why Brexit Has Created A Global Clusterf*@!

Since Friday, news of the United Kingdom’s BREXIT was splashed all over the front pages of American newspapers. Unless you were completely hung over this weekend, you know that the UK voted in a referendum, 52% to 48%, to leave the European Union. “It didn’t quite go as planned” – Translation: I may have caused irreversible damage on a monumental scale — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) 5......
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Is Disney Liable for Two-Year Old’s Alligator Death?

In a horrifying story that shocked the world, a two-year old was killed recently when he was snatched by an alligator in the Seven Seas Lagoon within the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World. It was the first fatal alligator attack at Disney World since it opened. The attack here occurred after 9 pm, which wildlife experts call “prime” feeding time for alligators. A day......
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Fact or Fiction: Can Police Compel Child Porn Suspects to Decrypt their Hard Drives?

In a fascinating case, a Philadelphia man (and former cop) suspected of possessing child pornography remains jailed indefinitely after being found in contempt of a court order (PDF link) that he decrypt two password-protected hard drives. The suspect has not been charged with any child porn crimes. Instead, he remains indefinitely jailed for refusing to unlock two drives encrypted with Apple’s FileVault software and asserts his......
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San Jose is a “Sanctuary City” … What Does that Mean?

Yesterday in San Jose, California, Trump rally attendees were chased and attacked by mobs of protestors. Video Link: https://youtu.be/2Lk1kvZ_WNY In 2011, Santa Clara County, of which San Jose is a part, joined hundreds of other cities in refusing to hold jailed non-citizens beyond their sentence for immigration agents to deport them. These are also called “sanctuary cities.” What Is A “Sanctuary City” and How Did......
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