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Not just identity theft: 4 reasons landlords require SSNs

There’s a boogieman in town, and it’s called “identity theft.” Landlords will cite identity theft when asking for your SSN, but there are actually a few other reasons. Eviction – SSNs are used for a federally-required search of a military … Continue reading

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Heath v. City of Desert Hot Springs, et al. (Complaint)

Andrea Heath was a police officer employed by the City of Desert Hot Springs, CA.  Heath became a whistleblower regarding incidents of police brutality committed by fellow officers.  She left her position as a police officer and eventually committed suicide … Continue reading

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Is Cobb County’s law library breaking the law?

MARIETTA, GA — August 10, 2015 — Cobb County got the bright idea to put its law library in the basement of the State Court building without installing a freely accessible elevator.  In fact, the law library can only be accessed … Continue reading

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The presumption of innocence should continue through appeals.

While the rights to due process, appeals, access to courts, etc. are carried all the way to the top, the presumption of innocence, strangely, is not.  According to appellate court decisions*, the presumption of innocence disappears upon appeal after conviction. … Continue reading

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No due process for US citizens? Check out Obama’s latest sanctions.

Washington, D.C. — This is no April Fool’s joke – a new round of sanctions now specifically denies US citizens due process.  See the excerpt and link to the executive order below: Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and … Continue reading

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