Archive for June 2014

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Two-Fisted Judge Dispenses Justice, Florida Style

From the state that gave us Stand Your Ground, we now have Stand Your Ground, Courtroom Edition. Or perhaps it’s Stand Your Gavel – On the Public Defender’s Head. You […]

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Obama Signs Exec Order to Protect LGBT Federal Contractors

On June 16, President Obama announced he would take unilateral action by signing an executive order that will prohibit businesses with federal contracts exceeding $10,000 from discriminating against their employees […]

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Defendant’s Life Story Goes Straight to Video

When you think of great prison escape movies, ones that come to mind are “Papillon,” “Escape From Alcatraz,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and, if Doug Passon has anything to say about […]

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Seattle Raises the Minimum Wage – Good or Bad for SMBs?

On June 3, 2014, Seattle, Washington’s progressive City Council unanimously passed unprecedented legislation that gradually phases in a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour, making it the highest in the […]

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Judge, Jury & Wardrobe Executioner

A pair of Florida attorneys are seeking a new trial for their convicted clients because the courtroom security guards mistakenly thought they were the Fashion Police, or working the red […]

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The Jury Is Out On Nullification

I would venture that for the average American citizen, the #1 Google search pertaining to the word “jury” is “How do I get out of serving on a. . . […]