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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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“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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So, you want to fight Child Support? Here’s the Sweat case.

DISCLAIMER: I support child support that is fair & reasonable, but when I see judges talk about what you “could” or “should” make, it’s time for some change. Throw a monkey wrench into the system – appeal, appeal, appeal – the … Continue reading

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State of Georgia v. Amy Elizabeth Barnes: Insulting the police from afar is not Disorderly Conduct.

MARIETTA, GEORGIA — The Cobb County State Court of Georgia has released a judicial order regarding the Disorderly Conduct trial of Amy Barnes. UPDATE: A lawsuit was filed on March 31, 2014, against Cobb County (CASE #: 1:14-cv-948). Download it here: barnes_12m3361_Order04262013_ocr The Disorderly Conduct … Continue reading

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Everyday 1A: What happens when a private film crew demands no photos outside the Courts?

The faces, vehicle tag(s), signs, and other identifying information are censored because I am making a point that our everyday First Amendment rights can face challenges in any city, state, or region at any time.  It does not matter who … Continue reading

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