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Some Legal Specifics On Detainees, Interrogations From DOD’s Johnson

Sorry, just have to do one more post on Jeh Johnson’s prepared answers from the Senate Armed Services Committee ahead of his confirmation hearing to ... to traditional understandings of fealty to the rule of law. On a question about detainees not being ... looking carefully at whether use of coerced testimony is ever appropriate in the criminal trial [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:20:28

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A Question Regarding The Criminal Law Of Our Nation’s Capital

In denying a group called the Christian Defense Fund permission to hold an anti-abortion demonstration on Pennsylvania Avenue next week, ... as one that extends to putting chalk on a sidewalk, and moreover as a “narrowly tailored” “content-neutral criminal [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:38:23

Credit Card law questionable

There’s no shortage of blame for the mortgage crisis that drove the economy into the ditch ... Act of 2005, households could erase their unsecured debts by filing for Chapter 7 liquidation ... the reform, overindebted households might file bankruptcy and get rid of their credit card debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 10:09:00

Stephen Colbert Remixed Against Wishes, For Copyright Reform

When copyright reform advocate and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig appeared on the Stephen Colbert Report last week to promote his new ... ten years. Clearly, it wouldn't be out of the question to reform copyright laws so that they make [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:45:16

Burris Sworn In, Reid Still Majority Leader

As usual, BRAD BLOG readers were right in overwhelmingly determining, in our poll just after the New Year, ... question to answer, given both the laws concerning such appointments, and the historical record of Reid's [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:53:15

Questions for Janet Napolitano.

Angela Kelley (via Wendy Sefsaf) at the American Immigration Law Foundation sent us some questions she's been pondering on since Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to head the U.S. Department [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 03:23:11

Say It. Draw It. Act It.

Check out Vrij et al., Outsmarting the Liars: The Benefit of Asking Unanticipated Questions (PDF), from Law and Human Behavior (June 2008). Vrij notes that If investigators interview individual [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:26:01

MPD Publishes Gun Registration Guide

With all the legislative back and forth over the District's evolving gun regulations since the Supreme Court deemed the city's ... of training), what you should expect (a 20-question multiple choice test on D.C. gun laws, $60 in fees [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:07:42

Question to you Texans out There

Question to you Texans out There in: ER Life, Health News, Legal Issues, epidemiology and statistics ... has this law affected your practise (primarly of Emergency Medicine but I will put the question [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:44:51

Going Down the Path of Consumer Debt - Again

At creditslips.org, Bob Lawless raises the most reasonable question I’ve seen so far about Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s decision to shift the ... s the question from Lawless, an expert on credit and bankruptcy at the University of Illinois College of Law school: Why? After two decades in which consumers piled debt on their credit cards without [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 13:52:32

Have Israelis any divine right to possess and control Palestine?

This is an interesting question that I have been pondering upon lately, ... was conditional upon their obedience to his laws and precepts, which they boke many times, and thus [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:14:56

Pls Hndle Thx: Bitter Like Me

Ed. note : Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com . ATL - I'm a 1L at a T14 law school in the midwest. I did my undergrad at the same school, but took a year off before I matriculated to law school. Some of my college friends are now 2Ls. It's only been a little bit of time since I came back, but over the past year it looks like my former easy-going friends have turned into complete assholes. They've become obsessed about the "status" of our school. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 17:20:23

Conservatives’ Dinner with Obama

When I heard that the president-elect had dined earlier this week with a number of leading conservatives, ... visiting conservative speakers, ask questions in a civil tone and even amicably greet their Republican ... at the University of Virginia School of Law).  There was much disagreement, but respect for each other’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:18:25

Protecting Commercial Landlord's Rights - Eviction, Collection and Beyond

Commercial landlords need to be vigilant in protecting their interests in these uncertain economic times ... . Following is a quick primer of questions to ask your attorney about both the eviction and collection ... reviewed the lease? It is important to have an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 13:04:21

Quick Hits on Clinton Confirmation Hearings and QFRs

Hillary Clinton did a great job answering questions directly without over-promising in her confirmation hearing and Questions for the Record. Fortunately, she left behind a few clues as to where we're headed. Clinton's plan to aggressively pursue U.S. accession to the Law of the Sea Convention, as noted earlier [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 04:56:51

The Most Common Questions About Debt Collections

by Jon Ochs If this current economic slow-down has found you in a position of financial difficulty, ... that cannot be done by any non-attorney collection agency. Any company or law firm acting as a debt ... you may find yourself dealing with debt collection calls and letters. Here are some of the most [more...]

Date: 2008-10-21 19:54:23

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