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Super Bowl and Human Trafficking, Is It More Than a Football Game?

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This weekend America celebrates one of its great national sports pageants- the Super Bowl. If you have even the remotest interest in sports you are well aware of Deflategate. Countless articles and air time have been devoted to whether the New England Patriots are playing outside the rules. ESPN.com reports today that the lowest  price […] [Read More]
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Human Trafficking of Minors, Right Next Door

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This is the time of year we celebrate family.  Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanza all present an opportunity to cherish our children and grandchildren. There has been nothing more joyful in my life than the wide-eyed look of wonder in a small child’s eyes on Christmas morning, witnessing the splendor that Santa has provided to them.  But […] [Read More]
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When Words Won’t Hurt You.

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That little ditty conjures up images of a schoolboy sticking his tongue out as he responds to some childish insult. A recent insurance company advertisement asks, “But did you know words CAN hurt you?” With that a cowboy is riding off into […] [Read More]
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Fourth Amendment, Cell Phones and the Digital Age

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I remember buying my first car phone. It came with a portable pack the size of a video recorder that I wore on a strap. It was cumbersome and filled only one purpose–saving me from carrying a pocket full of quarters for the pay phones. Recently I attended a seminar sponsored by the local Bar […] [Read More]
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Is the Jury System Dying?

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The American jury trial has been the cornerstone of our justice system. It is of such importance that it has been insulated from the changing political whims of legislatures and judicial administrators by our federal and state constitutions. The Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for civil juries: “”In Suits at common law, where […] [Read More]
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Malpractice Crisis Was a Sham: Florida Supreme Court

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The eternal struggle between good and evil appears in the myths and legends of every culture throughout history. From the halls of Asgard the Norsemen believed their gods waged a never ending war with a race of giants called the Jotnar.  In recent years the battle has turned to our civil justice system and the […] [Read More]
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The King Can Do No Wrong, Especially in Connecticut!

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The tragic case of Charla Nash, the victim of the vicious chimpanzee attack, has apparently come to an end with the denial this week by the Legislature of her last ditch effort to seek permission to sue the State claiming it had failed to protect her when state biologists knew of the ape’s violent propensities.  […] [Read More]
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Drones: Is Big Brother is Hovering at Your Window?

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    Last week the Legislature considered House Bill No. 5217, An Act Concerning Use of Unmanned Aircraft. Drones, formally named unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), have gained notoriety in the war on terror, used for surgical strikes, or “targeted killings” of terrorists in remote areas. Military drones, first developed in 1948, fall into two categories: surveillance and those employed […] [Read More]
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