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The Importance of Prosecutorial Discretion

“Prosecutorial Discretion” is the general concept that prosecutors are empowered with the ability to choose what to prosecute and/or what punishments to pursue. Basically, while some acts ...
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Did the Federal Government Just Pass a Bill that Completely Ignores the Warrant Requirement?

“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter, the rain may enter -- but ...
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What Can Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Teach Us About Constructive Possession?

Attorneys often cite My Cousin Vinny as a fun & surprisingly accurate depiction of the American criminal justice system. Herman Munster’s… I mean… Judge Haller’s ...
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Divorce - Term of the Day

n. the termination of a marriage by legal action, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce (or dissolution in some states, including California) by one party. Some states still require at least a ...
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