Category Archives: Lay on the Law

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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Are portions of Atlanta’s city code unconstitutional?

ATLANTA, GA — July 7, 2015 — Some of Atlanta’s city code appear, at first glance, like the City is just begging for legal challenges.  Here are some interesting quotes: “Throws … missiles … on public property” (Section 106-81(12)) “… gathering … 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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New technology enables easier crime scene recreation.

ATLANTA, GA — March 22, 2015 — Lawyers will soon have an incredible new opportunity to demonstrate – in real time – facts and theories that previously required a good imagination. The paths of gunshots can be recreated in the air right … Continue reading

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