Judges Should Not Engage in Ad Hoc Law-Making to Help Banks Skirt Legal Requirements at Homeowners’

Mar 31, 2016 by findsenlaw   Should our judges be skewing our laws in favor of after-the-fact relief to the “community of lenders,” as one appellate court judge put it? Yale Law Journal published an interesting comment about judicial law-making in the foreclosure context.  In discussing the context of judicial foreclosure and res judicata finality principles, the authors … More Judges Should Not Engage in Ad Hoc Law-Making to Help Banks Skirt Legal Requirements at Homeowners’

Andre Hatchett on the day of his release after serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit

On March 10, 2016, a Brooklyn judge reversed the murder conviction of Andre Hatchett. With the legal defense of the Innocence Project and Jim Brochin a partner at Paul Weiss, and help from Brooklyn’s Conviction Integrity Unit, Andre was proved innocent of a 1991 murder. Take a look at highlights from his first day of freedom: … More Andre Hatchett on the day of his release after serving 25 years for a murder he didn’t commit

Parents’ Rights

“Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.” — Marian Wright Edelman Parents face constant challenges to raise their children in a manner that is consistent with their moral values and religious views. As of late, government agencies have … More Parents’ Rights

USC Senator Escapes Impeachment, BUT Looses Stipend For Being Conservative

  By Peter Fricke Jacob Ellenhorn was accused of violating USC’s ‘Principles of Community’ for bringing Milo Yiannopoulos to campus and speaking to Campus Reform. The Senate decided not to remove him from office, but voted 9-2 to withhold the rest of his stipend to send a message that there is no place for conservatism at … More USC Senator Escapes Impeachment, BUT Looses Stipend For Being Conservative

Seventh Circuit Reverses Civil Forfeiture Of $271,000 Seized From Brothers Who Were Never Charged With A Crime

  March 24, 2016  by Jonathan Turley The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued an unanimous opinion overturning a district court that had forfeited $271,080 in cash seized by the federal government, even though owners brothers, Pedro and Abraham Cruz-Hernandez, were never criminally charged. Pedro and Abraham contested the forfeiture under 18 … More Seventh Circuit Reverses Civil Forfeiture Of $271,000 Seized From Brothers Who Were Never Charged With A Crime

San Francisco Settles Lawsuit Over Activist’s Right to Peacefully Display Sign in Willie Mays Plaza in Front of Giants Ballpark

March 22, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. — A settlement has been reached in a First Amendment lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute against police officers who allegedly intimidated and threatened to arrest a man who was lawfully and peacefully exercising his First Amendment rights in the Willie Mays Plaza prior to a Giants v. Dodgers … More San Francisco Settles Lawsuit Over Activist’s Right to Peacefully Display Sign in Willie Mays Plaza in Front of Giants Ballpark

A Matter of Free Speech or Privacy? Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million In Sex Tape Case

  March 21, 2016  Jonathan Turley A Florida jury has handed down a massive privacy violation award in favor of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea. The jury of four women and two men voted to giveHogan $115 million in damages against Gawker Media, Gawker founder Nick Denton and former editor … More A Matter of Free Speech or Privacy? Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115 Million In Sex Tape Case

Jury Awards Gawker to Pay Hulk Hogan $115M for Posting His Sex Tape

  March 18, 2016 by JULIA GREENBERG     A JURY HAS AWARDED former wrestler Hulk Hogan $115 million in damages after finding that online news site Gawker violated his privacy when it posted a video clip of him having sex with his friend’s wife. In a Florida state courtroom, the battle royale between former wrestler Hulk Hogan (real … More Jury Awards Gawker to Pay Hulk Hogan $115M for Posting His Sex Tape

Apple’s Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

Mar 16, 2016  by KIM ZETTER   APPLE’S LATEST BRIEF in its battle with the FBI over the San Bernardino iPhone offered the tech company an opportunity to school the Feds over their misinterpretation and misquotations of a number of statutes and legal cases they cited as precedent in their own brief last week. Many viewed … More Apple’s Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

Obama Ignores Experts; Calls for Backdoors for Encryption

March 17, 2016 by  C. Mitchell Shaw   As the FBI and Apple wage battle over the rights of private citizens to protect their data and communications by using encryption, both the FBI and the White House have said the FBI has “the full support of” the president. Last week, President Obama made that support clear … More Obama Ignores Experts; Calls for Backdoors for Encryption