Applying Criminal Laws to the Public Display of a Hate Symbol: Part Two of Two

Our Meetup group held two “ripped from the headlines” topic discussions about issues surrounding an incident that took place on a Florida university campus early this year. That incident consisted of one person, who wore an armband displaying a swastika symbol and stood in an open square at the university,…

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Is the Display of a Hate Symbol Protected under the First Amendment? Part One of Two

Our Meetup group held two “ripped from the headlines” topic discussions about issues surrounding an event that took place on a Florida university campus early this year. That event consisted of one person, who wore an armband displaying a swastika symbol and stood in an open square at the university,…

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Review of “The Judge”

Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. star in this 2014 drama that is just as much about the dynamics that play out in the living room as it is about the courtroom. The two Roberts play father and son, judge and follow-in-dad’s-footsteps-lawyer, respectively. I enjoyed it enough to watch it…

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From Terror to Triumph: How Jenna Overcame Her Anxiety and Won in Family Court

Jenna* had been embroiled in litigation with her ex-husband for years. Every so often he would bring some trivial matter to the court, painting Jenna as a bad parent, and always keeping her on edge. This time, Jenna’s ex had filed a motion, complaining that Jenna was making decisions about…

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