• What Is Bail Money Actually For?
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    What Is Bail Money Actually For?

    We’ve all seen the courtroom drama show- the judge hears the initial details of a case and then after a little bit of deliberation, announces that the trial will proceed, and the defendant is told “bail is set at $100,000!”. But what does that mean exactly, and what happens when you post bail? You’re probably familiar with the term “getting bailed out” of something, or being saved from having to do something unpleasant by someone or something else out of your control. In reality, bail is similar, though unlike what some hopeful criminals might think, paying, or posting, your bail does not in any way get you out of your…

  • Talk of Tensing’s Confederate flag and ‘cartoon drawings’ creates buzz about court hearing
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    Talk of Tensing’s Confederate flag and ‘cartoon drawings’ creates buzz about court hearing

    THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER THAT SHOT AND KILLED SAM DUBOSE. WHEN RAY TENSING ONE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER LAST FALL, THIS T-SHIRT FEATURING A CONFEDERATE FLAG EMBLEM CAUSED QUITE A STIR. HE WAS WEARING THE SHIRT UNDER HIS UNIFORM WHEN HE KILLED SAM DUBOSE DURING HIS TRAFFIC STOP. DO MATTHEWS ASKED JUDGE LESLIE GIVES TO KEEP THE SHIRT OUT OF THE TRIAL.>>HE PUT ON A BLACK T-SHIRT THAT, IN HIS MIND, WAS TOTALLY HARMLESS. REPORTER: SHE AGREED TO EXCLUDE THE SHIRT.>>THE T-SHIRT IS NOT ADMISSIBLE, BUT THE PROBLEM IS IT WOULD BE HARD FOR US TO FIND A JUROR THAT HAS NOT ALREADY HEARD ABOUT THE T-SHIRT.>>MATTHEWS MAY NEVER KNOW…

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    #LoserDonald Wants To Try Detainees At Guantanamo, Despite Constitution

    IT HAS BEEN AT LEAST A WEEK SINCE DONALD TRUMP PROMISED AS PRESIDENT TO BREAK ONE LAW OR ANOTHER, BUT HE’S GOT ANOTHER ONE HE WILL BREAK, IT HAS TO DO WITH TRYING AMERICAN CITIZENS AT GUANT¡NAMO BAY.>>WHAT ABOUT THE DETENTION CENTER AT GUANT¡NAMO BAY, WOULD YOU REISSUE IN ORDER TO HAVE TRANSFERS THERE?>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A SAFELY STICKY RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS.>>WOULD YOU TRY TO GET THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS TO TRY U.S. CITIZENS?>>I KNOW THEY WANT TO TRY THEM IN OUR COURT SYSTEM AND I DON’T LIKE THAT AT ALL, THEY COULD BE TRIED THERE, THAT WOULD BE FINE.>>I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PAY ATTENTION TO…

  • Second Amendment Trial Gets Wild!
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    Second Amendment Trial Gets Wild!

    ♪♪[audience cheering]– As we all know, the North American grizzly is a noble and majestic creature that should be protected and treasured. Not experimented on like that done by Dr. Muller. – I have become a legal citizen of ze United States, therefore my genetic alterations are protected– Nay, encouraged by ze Constitution. – That is preposterous. Your Honor, the people move–Dr. Muller: You cannotdeny me my Second Amendment rights! – What does the right to bear arms have to do with this case? – You tell me. It’s like ze lawyer man said, “I have ze right to bear arms.” – The Founding Fathers clearly meant that as the…

  • New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety | The Line
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    New Constitutional Amendment Proposed for Public Safety | The Line

    >>IN 2016, VOTERS IN NEW MEXICO OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION ALLOWING JUDGES TO DETAIN ACCUSED, NOT CONVICTED, ACCUSED, PEOPLE IN JAIL BEFORE TRIAL IF THE COURT DEEMS THEM A THREAT. IT ALSO REINFORCED THE RIGHT TO BE FREE UNTIL CONVICTION, A PRINCIPLE INSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION SINCE STATEHOOD. IN PRACTICE, THE ADJUSTMENT HAS ELICITED PROTEST FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THE COURT AND PROSECUTORS TRY TO FIGURE OUT A NEW SYSTEM AND THE NEW BERNALILLO COUNTY DISTRICT RECALL, RAUL TORREZ, WANTS ANOTHER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REVERSING PART OF THE ONE PASSED NOT EVEN THREE YEARS AGO. STARTING THERE AND ALSO CHATTING ABOUT CRIME IN ALBUQUERQUE, HERE TO HELP…

  • The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment
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    The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment

    right a publicity in the first amendment to write a publicity is not The Constitutional Right. The right of publicity is fundamentally an economic right. It’s the right to exploit your name image or likeness for commercial gain The right of publicity is not mentioned in the Constitution. Unlike copyright or patents, it’s not there. The right of publicity therefore does not give the holder of the right the right to censor inflammatory or offensive portrayals, because the First Amendment The First Amendment protects information in the public interest. As the press likes to say it is the right of the public to know and the press’ right to tell.…

  • What ACTUALLY Happens in Witness Protection
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    What ACTUALLY Happens in Witness Protection

    Seven suitcases and 2 hours, that’s all your family has. Your favorite rock band t-shirt. That stuffed bear you won at a carnival long ago. You can keep those. The baseball jersey you had on when you hit the game winning homerun, you can’t take it with you. It has your last name stitched across the back. The last name that soon will no longer be yours. Seven suitcases is all your family may take. Nothing large, nothing with your name, no yearbooks, no phones. The men with guns are polite, but firm and efficient as they usher your family into the back of a van with blacked out windows.…

  • Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)
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    Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)

    – [Narrator] Thanks to Dashlane for keeping Legal Eagle in the air. – So you don’t work on a contingency basis? – No, money down. Oops shouldn’t have this Bar Association logo here either. (tearing) (chewing) – Yeah, he’s just the best worst lawyer of all time. (playful music) Hey Legal Eagles, it’s time to think like a lawyer, and today we are covering one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite series of all time, it’s The Simpsons and it’s episode where Itchy and Scratchy get taken to court for copyright infringement. It’s called The Day the Violence Died, and while I will be reacting to it,…

  • How does impeachment work? – Alex Gendler
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    How does impeachment work? – Alex Gendler

    For most jobs, it’s understood that you can be fired, whether for crime, incompetence, or just poor performance. But what if your job happens to be the most powerful position in the country, or the world? That’s where impeachment comes in. Impeachment isn’t the same as actually removing someone from office. Like an indictment in criminal court, it’s only the formal accusation that launches a trial, which could end in conviction or acquittal. Originating in the United Kingdom, impeachment allowed Parliament to vote for removing a government official from office even without the king’s consent. Although this was an important check on royal power, the king couldn’t be impeached because…