Category Archives: Everyday Civil Rights

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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Whitfield County deputy violates First Amendment, puts department at risk for litigation.

Whitfield County, Georgia – May 19, 2015 — A Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy is putting the taxpayers on the hook for a lawsuit, according to a video shot and posted on YouTube.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9awMT3DLhFc) In the video, the author, Carl Eastman, … Continue reading

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“The law game” – proof of institutionalized racism and classicism? You decide.

I found a few interesting things buried in a Q and A reportback regarding a change to Cobb County ordinances published online.  The speaker was a government official who is now an Attorney General… “… if we wanted to follow the U.S. Constitution, […] the cases didn’t … Continue reading

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Steagald v. United States (SCOTUS)

QUOTE — Steagald v. United States, 451 U.S. 204 (1981). “The search at issue here took place in the absence of consent or exigent circumstances. Except in such special situations, we have consistently held that the entry into a home … Continue reading

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