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Attorneys Battle it Out For the Most Wins

Attorneys Battle it Out For the Most Wins

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In television and film, lawyers are perpetually portrayed as unethical liars. Every state bar is conscious of that unsavory perception and ethical rules are designed in large part to combat that view. State bar ethical rules regarding attor...
Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Passes

Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Passes

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that will allow for reduced sentences for victims of domestic violence who committed a crime while defending themselves from their abusers. The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act will giv...
Blue Collar Farmer Pleads Guilty to Massive White Collar Crime

Blue Collar Farmer Pleads Guilty to Massive White Collar Crime

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Federal prosecutors in Iowa have received a guilty plea from a Missouri farmer who was part of a massive fraudulent grain scheme. John Burton, of Clarksdale, Missouri, was charged with federal conspiracy to commit wire fraud after he agreed...
Julian Assange is no Journalist. Does it Matter

Julian Assange is no Journalist. Does it Matter

Sweden has reopened the rape investigation against Julian Assange who was recently sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in England. The Wikileaks founder was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, where he had been st...
Why O-1 Visas are Now Harder to Get

Why O-1 Visas are Now Harder to Get

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The Trump administration has stressed that H-1B visas should only be used to bring the most talented and brightest foreign workers to the United States. As this is now the policy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (US...
Trump s Greatest Hits Against H-1B Visas

Trump s Greatest Hits Against H-1B Visas

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The Trump administration has produced several new barriers to limit how many people obtain H-1B visas. H-1B visas allow for international students and high skilled foreign nationals to work in the United States as long as they are sponsored...
Iowa Continues its Battle with Meth

Iowa Continues its Battle with Meth

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As legalization of marijuana has gained steam across the United States, Mexican drug cartels are seeing their profit margins slip and are increasing their efforts to sell methamphetamine in the states to keep their earnings up. Iowa is a pr...
Federal Judge Calls Insurance Company Immoral and Barbaric

Federal Judge Calls Insurance Company Immoral and Barbaric

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Insurance companies spend billions of dollars every year on commercials to convince people that they have the consumers best interests in mind. Yet, somehow, anyone who has had to deal with an insurer will quickly find that the company&rsqu...
New Travis County DWI System Actually Makes Justice Slower

New Travis County DWI System Actually Makes Justice Slower

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Public faith in the justice system is always tenuous at best. Citizens perceive the courts as being slow, inefficient, and burdensome. It is not uncommon for people to wonder why law enforcement and the courts are so slow to adapt especiall...
Florida House Passes First Step Act

Florida House Passes First Step Act

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Late last year President Trump signed into law the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act or FIRST STEP Act. The FIRST STEP Act introduced several layers of criminal justice reform at the fed...
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