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Religious Freedom in Pennsylvania

The concept of the separation of church and state is a common refrain many Americans associate with the U.S. Constitution. The government is prohibited from establishing or oppressing people based on their religious affiliation. At face value this is a relatively simple concept. Unfortunately, once a concept turns into legislation, law and court opinions, the [ ] The post Religious Freedom in Pennsylvania appeared first on .
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Uber Arrests for Sexual Assault

When the changing world of technology and transportation collided, a new generation of the taxi was born. Companies such as Uber, and competitor Lyft, have taken not only the country, but the world, by storm. The appeal is simple. A person can set their location via an app by simply opening it, wait for their [ ] The post Uber Arrests for Sexual Assault appeared first on .
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Using Appeal Attorneys Austin to Gain a More Favorable Outcome

Things don’t always work out as you plan, and one of the most common of those ‘things’ is a jury trial. This trial might have been for a criminal or civil matter, but either way, it has had a significant impact on your life. In fact, you might have experience incarceration as a direct result [ ] The post Using Appeal Attorneys Austin to Gain a More Favorable Outcome appeared first on .
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Jimmy Dennis’ Wrongful Conviction and Pennsylvania’s Justice Problem

In 1991 a 17-year-old student named Chedell Ray Williams was shot at a Philadelphia bus stop. The killer was apparently after a pair of $450 earrings worn by the Olney High School student. The following year a man named Jimmy Dennis was sentenced to death for the North Philadelphia shooting. Dennis was on Pennsylvania’s death [ ] The post Jimmy Dennis Wrongful Conviction and Pennsylvania’s Justice Problem appeared first on .
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Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg’s Victim Gets a Voice

Time spent broadening horizons at universities across our nation is intended to be one of the best times in a young adult’s life. It should be a time of learning, experiencing, and ultimately finding a career path that will offer you a sustainable future. Unfortunately when many young women look back on these years they [ ] The post Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg’s Victim Gets a Voice appeared first on .
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Inmate Mail Rights in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania prisoners have had the privilege of mail for about as long as there have been prisoners in Pennsylvania. There are several benefits involved in allowing for prisoners to make use of the mail. The inmate benefits mentally from outside contact and their family and friends benefit by not losing their relationship altogether. Society may [ ] The post Inmate Mail Rights in Pennsylvania appeared first on .
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Lisa Mearkle: A Question of Self Defense or Criminal Homicide

In February a Hummelstown Police Officer named Lisa Mearkle attempted to pull over David Kassick. Mearkle noticed that the car Kassick drove had an expired inspection and emissions sticker. Kassick was not interested in pulling over that day. He sped away, leaving Mearkle with little choice but to chase after him. Mearkle caught up to [ ] The post Lisa Mearkle: A Question of Self Defense or Criminal Homicide appeared first on .
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Best in Appellate Lawyers in Houston

Appeal your case with us and be guaranteed of our experience in appeals in both state and federal courts. Our goal is to help you win the argument on appeal; we have the most experienced appeal lawyers Houston has to offer. At our firm we take time to understand your case and follow through with [ ] The post Best in Appellate Lawyers in Houston appeared first on .
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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Appeal Copyright Case of Marvin Gaye

Blurred Lines and Copyright
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Cameron Todd Willingham Appeals Texas Conviction

Cameron Todd Willingham Appeals Conviction in Texas
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Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board Packaging Law Appeals

Pennsylvania’s New Packaging
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Does Sex Sell?

Ask anyone in the marketing industry whether sex sells and the answer is almost always a resounding “yes.” Ask someone in law enforcement, however, and the answer quickly becomes the opposite. In the United States there is an outright prohibition on the sale or solicitation of sex. As with all outright prohibitions, there is one [ ] The post Does Sex Sell? appeared first on .
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A Lethal Injection Shortage in Texas

On an October night in 2002 an Ellis County gas station became the scene of a double homicide. The perpetrator was a man named Kent Sprouse. His victims were Pedro Moreno and Officer Harry Melvin Steinfeldt III. Apparently, under the influence of methamphetamine, Sprouse showed up at the gas station with a shotgun and shot [ ] The post A Lethal Injection Shortage in Texas appeared first on .
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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but…

As the old adage says, words can’t actually cause physical harm to a person. Most people in the country are aware that the criminal and civil justice systems permit recourse for any physical harm that befalls us. It is simpler to prove to a court that you have been physically harmed. It is often much [ ] The post Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but… appeared first on .
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Come out Clean with Appeal Attorneys Houston

When you find yourself facing judgment in a trial it might seem as if all is lost. Everyone around you will tell you that it is going to be okay, your family, your friends, and even your trial lawyer, but what if it isn’t? What if the worst happens? There are so many people now [ ] The post Come out Clean with Appeal Attorneys Houston appeared first on .
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Speech or Spite: The Confederate Flag Controversy

The State of Texas has a lengthy history of an interest in secession. In fact, not long after the Confederacy was formed the state actually booted governor Sam Houston out of office in 1861 just to ensure that they could join the Confederacy. Of course that wasn’t the first time Texas was opposed to being [ ] The post Speech or Spite: The Confederate Flag Controversy appeared first on .
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Texas’s Success without Excessive Police Force

With the nation’s attention drawn towards questions involving police use of force, it is good to remember that not every officer falls into this trend. There are reports that seek to balance the scales, showing light where only shadows are portrayed. For each use of excessive police force that causes outrage and action it is [ ] The post Texas s Success without Excessive Police Force appeared first on .
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Children and the Juvenile Justice System

There has been a philosophical debate in the criminal justice system for nearly as long as a system has existed. At a basic level we understand that a crime is only committed when a person has the required intent to commit a crime. For example, it is not possible for one to commit arson while [ ] The post Children and the Juvenile Justice System appeared first on .
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Senator Carol Liu Senate Bill 192 to Require Cycling Safety

 Senator Carol Liu Introduces Bill to Require Cycling Safety
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Independent Contractors

Virginia (Independent Contractor): Chris Paggett, Esq. The post Independent Contractors appeared first on .
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Marijuana Legalization for Pennsylvania

 Pennsylvania and Marijuana Legalization                 The country has recently witnessed serious social and political discussions involving the once universally prohibited use of marijuana. Over the past few years, many states have legalized the drug for specific purposes and in specified quantities. Most recently Alaska has joined the small group of states that have legalized [ ] The post Marijuana Legalization for Pennsylvania appeared first on .
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