Monthly Archives: January 2012

Law and Order and Mistakes

The justice system in the United States is considered to be a symbol of strength, accuracy and fairness. It is a place where people believe that it is better to let 100 guilty men go free than incarcerate 1 innocent … Continue reading

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GPS, No Longer Working For the Government

This blog posted a few months back about a case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a case about police use of GPS devices to monitor a suspected drug dealer. The Supreme Court handed down its decision yesterday, and unanimously … Continue reading

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Today’s Ask-a-Lawyer Question: How Harmful is Showing Porn to a High School Classmate?

Question: I am charged with showing porn to another student in my high school. I was charged under the North Carolina law against “Disseminating harmful material to minors,” but I do not see what was harmful about it. Answer: You … Continue reading

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Bad for the Economy, Good for Your Weight?

2011 may have marked the beginning of a good trend for Americans. Obesity rates were down from 2010, according to a report released by Gallup. While they have not delved deeply enough into the data to determine the cause of … Continue reading

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DWI Courtesy Stop

I pulled onto the shoulder to check my GPS because I thought I missed my exit (knowing it was safer to stop and read it than drive down the road and read it). While I was reading the directions, an … Continue reading

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Too Drunk to Drive? There’s an App for That.

On your next night out, be sure to bring your iPhone. In an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road, or at least to keep partygoers entertained, Apple has created an app called BreathalEyes. BreathalEyes is based upon the … Continue reading

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The Name is Different, the Probation is the Same

A man in Madison, Wisconsin was arrested over the weekend for violating the terms of his probation, possessing marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed knife. Residents of the area surrounding the park where he was arrested had called … Continue reading

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