Pennsylvania Man Who Wrongly Served 34 Years Exonerated Based on New DNA Evidence

After Reinvestigation, Indiana County District Attorney Agreed to Dismiss Indictment Against Lewis “Jim” Fogle September 14, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA) – After a month long reinvestigation, Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty agreed today to not retry Lewis “Jim” Fogle for the 1976 murder of a 15-year-old girl. Last month an Indiana County judge vacated Fogle’s … More Pennsylvania Man Who Wrongly Served 34 Years Exonerated Based on New DNA Evidence

The heroes, tragedies, and hope of segregated housing

September 27, 2015 By Cara L. Gallagher “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald. *Warning! This post has the potential for spoilers. Show David Simon a hero and he’ll write you a biopic tragedy full of injustices, passive-aggressive slights, and indifference. He’ll also create original characters, like Tommy Carcetti, … More The heroes, tragedies, and hope of segregated housing

Muzzling Ole Mizzou: Missouri Law Professor Challenges Ban On Guns On Campus

September 23, 2015 by Jonathan Turley University of Missouri associate professor of law Royce de R. Barondes has placed himself at the forefront of the gun rights debate with a lawsuit challenging the ban on guns on campuses in the state. The lawsuit follows the gunning down of history professor Ethan Schmidt on the Delta … More Muzzling Ole Mizzou: Missouri Law Professor Challenges Ban On Guns On Campus

The Bill of Rights

Proposed September 25, 1789 and Ratified on December 15, 1791 There has been a lot of discussion about what the Bill of Rights say. Courts have written volumes about what these simple yet profound statements mean. If you are looking for the discussion behind the Constitution for the United States you should read the Federalist … More The Bill of Rights

Amendment I: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, and Assembly

by John W. Whitehead Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” At the time of our nation’s … More Amendment I: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, and Assembly

CFPB Hated By Bankers and Beloved by Consumers

September 21, 2015 by findsenlaw The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is definitely the new kid on the block, as far as regulators go. It has some pretty powerful enemies, including the predictable Goldman-Sachs-JPMorganChase-Citibank-BankofAmerica-Wells-Fargo of the too-big-to-fail/too-big-to-jail swagger. When the foreclosure crisis was starting, circa 2008 and 2009, causing apocalyptic shock waves in my state, … More CFPB Hated By Bankers and Beloved by Consumers

SCOTUS To Hear Texas Case, Racial Preferences In College Admissions

20 Sep 2015 by LANA SHADWICK Briefs continue to be filed in support of Abigal Noel Fisher, the woman who has been fighting against racial preferences in college admissions at the University of Texas at Austin since she first filed suit in 2008. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the case this fall. … More SCOTUS To Hear Texas Case, Racial Preferences In College Admissions

MERS Lacks Legal Authority and Public Accountability

September 16, 2015 by findsenlaw MERS is one large reason for the mortgage foreclosure mess homeowners find themselves in. Some of the best quotes, – Mortgage servicing companies, banks, courts and government agencies have all expressed astonishment at the extent to which MERS database is inaccurate. (p. 24) – “Simply put, ‘MERS is the Wikipedia … More MERS Lacks Legal Authority and Public Accountability

Protect Your Assets From Creditors and Thieves

Denial Changes Nothing There are many reasons to protect your assets from Creditors or litigious parties. Whether you own a lot or a little you should have certain protections in place to keep what is rightfully yours. If you have a bank account you need to be protected from Creditors, ex spouses, children’s ex spouses, … More Protect Your Assets From Creditors and Thieves