Category Archives: Justice

Is PACER’s paywall finally coming down?

H.R.6714 – Electronic Court Records Reform Act of 2018 seeks to eliminate fees after they became a slush fund. It was discovered that PACER raked in approximately 150 Million dollars in 2016, according to article posted on ARS Technica. That’s … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: PowerBall does not have a Facebook lottery.

ATLANTA – December 7, 2015 — Claims of a fictitious Facebook lottery are cropping up once again, replete with the usual bad grammar, punctuation errors, and broken English. This time, users from Marietta and other areas of Cobb and Fulton County … Continue reading

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Arena, WI man wins $35,000 settlement for three-year court battle over FB comment.

ARENA, WI – Thomas G. Smith was awarded a $35,000 settlement after fighting criminal charges stemming from a profanity-laced Facebook comment.  Smith was subjected to a day of pretrial detention plus a ban on using a computer or cell phone … 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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