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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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When emotions enter, reasons exit: how one ticket turned into an arrest.

ATLANTA, GA – May 26, 2015 — For nearly an hour, one woman pleaded in desperation with police not to ticket her for no tag.  The paperwork was a few months old.  She was allegedly from out of the state and was crying … Continue reading

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DeKalb County – find courts and case data online.

Search the DeKalb County courthouse dockets for both civil and criminal case data:  Click this link! Here is a directory of courts in DeKalb County: Juvenile Court  (eMail Us) (404) 294-2700 Law Library (404) 371-2441 Magistrate Court Magistrate Civil Cases (404) 371-2261 Magistrate … 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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CourtWatch: NSA tries to change court record, fails – CAND 4:08-cv-04373-JSW

OAKLAND, CA — Aug 11, 2014 — The NSA has tried, and failed, to scrub a federal court’s official record of accidentally leaked information.  This probably won’t be the last attempt. Read the letter sent (on June 12) to the judge here: uscourts-cand207206_248_0. The docket report for … Continue reading

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