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Process Server Near Me: Checklists To Mark While Hiring

LDA PRO

One of the most crucial parts of a litigation process is serving legal documents. But what if you are unable to locate the defendants or witnesses? That is where hiring a professional process server is required. However, appointing the wrong person can cost you even more!

Clarence Thomas Snapchatting ‘F The First Amendment’ To All His Friends

AboveTheLaw

Cheerleader wins case against school for off-campus speech. Thomas files lonely dissent. Courts Clarence Thomas Free Speech Sam Alito Supreme Court

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Can Police Cope With the Surge in Violent Crime?

The Crime Report

The surge in violent crime has thrust the nation’s police chiefs into the middle of an uncomfortable debate between those demanding a radical overhaul of policing and those calling for a return to stricter, hardline law enforcement.

Court Circumscribes Firearm Toolmark Testimony in Murder Trial

EvidenceProf Blog

With firemark toolmark testimony, a ballistics expert testifies that a particular shell casing came from a particular gun. Here is how we described it in our recent Undisclosed series about the Darrell Ewing trial: When Derrico Searcy was arrested for

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

Updated (and Interactive!) Cannabis Legalization Map

HarrisBricken

Cannabis legalization continues to sweep the nation. Below, you’ll find an interactive map below of the United States and its territories containing information on each state’s cannabis legalization status.

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Grammar Giggle – Can I Get Criminalized Onions With That?

ProofThatBlog

My daughter sent this to me from her local grocery store. It just makes me laugh–especially working in the legal field.

Education is Core to CTC

CourtTechBulletin

The National Center for State Courts is excited to deliver the ideas, information, and strategies to put technology to work in our courts. Education is the reason we host the Court Technology Conference.

New York’s Cannabis Control Board – What’s Going On?

HarrisBricken

In all of the excitement over New York’s passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), one of the things that often gets lost is that legalization was just the first step towards the issuance of adult-use cannabis licenses.

Irish Council for Civil Liberties suing over data privacy breaches

JURIST

Dr Johnny Ryan, Senior Fellow of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (the Council) brought a legal action in the Hamburg District Court over secret dossiers on Wednesday.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

Texas Court of Appeals Finds Sergeant Improperly Opined on Defendant's Guilt

EvidenceProf Blog

Can a witness testify that he believes the defendant is guilty? For example, consider the following testimony by a sergeant at the trial of Charles Reedy for the murder of Glen Burford: Q. Have you had training and experience in

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A New NCSC ODR Evaluation Measures Report

CourtTechBulletin

Is California Going to Ban Delta-8 THC?

HarrisBricken

For a state that pioneered medical cannabis and was a relatively early adopter of recreational cannabis (cannabis is defined only as marijuana here and not hemp), California is among the worst states in the union when it comes to sensible hemp-derived CBD policy.

Hundreds of bodies discovered at former Canada residential school for Indigenous children

JURIST

The Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School, approximately 160km east of Regina, Saskatchewan, on Thursday. The bodies were found using ground-penetrating sonar across an area of 44 square kilometers.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Restorative Justice More Effective than Incarceration in Hate Crimes: Report

The Crime Report

To address hate crimes, restorative justice approaches may offer a more effective solution than carceral ones, according to a joint report by Stanford Law School (SLS) and the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.

Court rules for high school cheerleader in First Amendment dispute over Snapchat profanity

SCOTUSBlog

Share A Pennsylvania school district on Wednesday may have won the war over regulating off-campus student speech, but it lost the battle over a cheerleader’s profanity-laden complaint on Snapchat.

Federal Court: Cannabis Licensee Residency Requirements (Which are Dumb) are Probably Unconstitutional

HarrisBricken

One interesting thing about cannabis law is how so much of it ties into “first principles”, or bedrock tenets of the U.S. Constitution.

Connecticut legalizes adult recreational marijuana use

JURIST

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation Tuesday legalizing cannabis for adult-use, in an effort to uplift those hardest hit by the failed “War on Drugs.”

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The Everglades Experiment: Florida’s First ‘Incentivized’ Prison Redefines Punishment

The Crime Report

Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections. Edward Demoreta, a 39-year-old resident at Everglades Correctional Institution (ECI) and former schoolteacher from West Palm Beach, Fl., isn’t the typical person you’d envision in prison. “I

Sentencing questions raising constitutional concerns

SCOTUSBlog

Share This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the use of acquitted conduct in sentencing decisions, when a sentencing court must consider a defendant’s juvenile status as a mitigating factor, and compassionate release under the First Step Act.

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Ketamine Clinics and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute: Beware!

HarrisBricken

In a prior post, we discussed some of the various Federal laws that apply when a ketamine clinic is a Medicare provider (or accepts reimbursement from another Federal program, like Medicaid, the VA, etc.). Click here to review the post. While other Federal laws apply in these situations (e.g.,

UN rights chief condemns Ethiopia for ‘dire’ humanitarian situation

JURIST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, in a statement delivered Monday at the forty-seventh session of the Human Rights Council.

Louis Vuitton Released a $4,450 Basketball Bag 10 Years After Basketball Commercial Lawsuit

The Fashion Law

As part of its ongoing collaboration with the National Basketball Association, Louis Vuitton dropped an interesting new bag, after providing fans with a sneak peek last month. The most noteworthy offering?

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Why Acting ‘Tough on Crime’ Won’t Reduce Violence

The Crime Report

In the last year and a half, nearly every American city has seen a tragic rise in gun violence. One obvious reason: the harsh effects of the pandemic created the ideal set of circumstances for violence to flourish. The economy shut down, bringing historic unemployment and crushing poverty.

Washington Court of Appeals Overturns LCB Interpretation of “Tied House” Rule

HarrisBricken

The State of Washington strictly regulates the relationships between marijuana producers and processors, on the one hand, and marijuana retailers, on the other. Many states permit the same persons to hold financial interests in all three types of licenses. But not Washington.

UN calls for stop to weapons flow into Myanmar, urges military to respect election results

JURIST

The UN General Assembly called Friday for a stop to the flow of weapons into Myanmar, as well as for Myanmar armed forces to stop violence against peaceful protesters. The assembly also called for the military to respect the November 2020 election results.

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Undergarments Startup Adore Me is Suing Savage X Fenty for Allegedly Co-Opting its Trademark

The Fashion Law

Rihanna’s hot-selling Savage X Fenty venture is being sued by fellow undergarments-maker Adore Me.

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Billy Walters Pushes for Justice in Illegal Leaking Case

LegalReader

Federal agents also targeted PGA winner Phil Mickelson; DOJ officials never held to account for wrongdoing, coverup. News & Politics Billy Walters illegal leaking illegal leaks leaking information Phil Mickelson

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Juneteenth Is a National Holiday, But the Struggle for Equality Continues

HarrisBricken

This past Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth , which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. The measure had passed unanimously in the Senate, and in the House by a vote of 415-14.

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