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WHAT DO AIR BUD, A COMMA, AND A POLICE INTERROGATION HAVE IN COMMON?

Life often imitates art. Air Bud is a movie about a dog that learns how to play basketball. Air Bud: Golden Receiver is about a dog that learns how to play football. Air Bud: World Pup is about a dog that learns how to play soccer. Apparently, a Court in Louisiana has decided that there …

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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 might technically constitute a crime, these acts don’t always warrant punishment or prosecution… especially when mitigating circumstances are taken into account. We at Longwell Lawyers regularly use this …

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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 the King of England cannot enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of …

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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 courtroom is even used to teach lawyers how to lawyer. But, the real 1990s legal movie masterpiece is 1998’s Rush Hour. Let me explain: 01 THE SCENE Rush Hour is …

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