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First Monday and Federal Criminal Law

Happy First Monday.  Dress up as your favorite Supreme Court Justice.  The Court kicks off its October 2015 Term today.  The first Order List from the September 28 conference (there should be more this morning) ended up offering some new federal criminal law cases, or those with implications for federal criminal law.  598 more words

How much of this can we prevent?

It is one of the great mysteries of modern American life: why do so many of us slaughter so many others at once, in cold-blood and without any provocation or legal justification?  952 more words

Does the federal 20-week abortion ban legislation violate the Commerce Clause?

Yesterday, the United States Senate failed to invoke cloture on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  The House version was sponsored by Trent Franks (and passed last spring), the Senate version by Lindsey Graham.  471 more words

Charged With A Federal Offense? You'll Need Help

If you’ve been arrested for a crime in the United States, and the crime meets a certain criteria, you can be charged with a federal felony offense, meaning a serious battle for your freedom in the event you choose to fight the charge. 41 more words

Federal Prosecution

Robert Cohen murder 1/20/1993 Peekskill, NY *Killed over a debt by Chris Oscar DeJesus for Richard Balter and 2 other associates*

Richard Balter was the president and sole shareholder of Northeastern Poly Products, Inc. (“NPP”) of Fairfield, New Jersey. NPP sold and distributed plastic bag products. Balter met Kenneth Cutler in the mid-1980’s when Cutler was working for one of NPP’s customers. 1,552 more words


Charleston Church Shooting. Is it Terrorism? Yes and No

That sounds as if I am sitting on the fence; unable to commit as to whether the Charleston Church Shooting was an act of terrorism.  But the answer is correct; it is both yes and no, depending upon the source of the definition and manner in which the definition is to be used.  995 more words

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