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Body Cameras for Police Officers – Will It Create Trust?

Are Police Body Cameras the Answer? Having a career as a police officer is challenging enough without being questioned about your actions leading up to an arrest. In the event of an officer shooting, if there are no witnesses, it is the officer’s word against the victim or victim’s family. …

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Criminal Justice – Restoring the Community

Knitting together a fractured criminal justice system There is quite a bit about reforming the criminal justice system in the news these days and much of it focuses on the overcrowded jails and harsh punishment for non-violent crimes as well as targeted groups of people. One reason a person desires …

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Winning Relief for the Class: Class Actions, a Powerful Tool for Consumers’ Rights

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Winning Relief for the Class: Class Actions, a Powerful Tool for Consumers’ Rights Thursday, 30 January 2014 Class action litigation is a highly specialized area of the law.  Class action lawsuits are typically settled out of court and many more are dismissed following a successful defense motion to dismiss.  The …

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Forensic Anthropology: If Bones Could Talk

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Forensic Anthropology And John Wayne Gacy… Little did Chicago residents know that between 1972-1978, businessman, community leader and the neighborhood clown at birthday parties was in fact a serial killer. John Wayne Gacy was said to have assaulted and murdered at least 33 boys before he was finally convicted. Out …

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Supreme Court of the United States to Hear Arguments from Texas and Minnesota Petitioners Seeking to Recoup Attorney Fees

Supreme Court of the United States to Hear Arguments from Texas and Minnesota Petitioners Seeking to Recoup Attorney Fees Friday 24, 2014, 8:00 A.M. A minimum of four oral arguments are scheduled to be heard by The Supreme Court of the United States on February 26th.   The arguments will be …

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NY City Council Speaker Sponsors Ban on Horse Carriages Dec 31, 2013 Introduction No. 86-2010 Version A

NY City Council Speaker Sponsors Ban on Horse Carriages Dec 31, 2013 Introduction No. 86-2010 Version A Wednesday 15, 2014, 3:30 P.M. EST Bill de Blasio-D, was sworn in as the Mayor of New York City on New Years day 2014.  De Blasio, 52, served for years as the Public …

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Lawyer Rates: The Billable Hour vs. Flat Rate Fees

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Lawyer Rates: The Billable Hour vs. Flat Rate Fees With law firms setting such high yearly billable requirements for their associates, it is no wonder many attorneys have a great dislike for the billable hour. Some firms have recognized this issue and turned to alternative billing arrangements for the sake …

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National Labor Relations Board Vs Noel Canning, Supreme Court Showdown

National Labor Relations Board Vs Noel Canning - Supreme Court Countdown

National Labor Relations Board Vs Noel Canning, Supreme Court Showdown Saturday 4, January 2014, 11:00 A.M. EST On January 13, 2014, The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments from Senator Mitch McConnell, (R-KY) and others in the case of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Vs. Noel …

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