Did You Have a Mari-juana Christmas?

I am wondering if I truly am old fashioned, behind the times, and/or a product of a law-enforcement family? I am still surprised when I learn of open and liberal use of marijuana by young adults and their parents…even though it is still illegal here in Connecticut....more

Texas Contentious Abortion Law Headed to Supreme Court

A Texas abortion law seems destined to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, starting with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday hearing arguments from both sides of the controvesy on whether the law forced the closure of about a dozen clinics....more

Personal Injury: Why Bloggers Need to Know the Law

Bloggers need to know about personal injury and what laws pertain to it. As bloggers, we all open our doors to our readers. We reveal our names, what we love to do, and sometimes, even our emotions and thoughts. Unfortunately, this means we are bound to either get hurt – or, if we’re not careful, we might be the ones ending up hurting someone else.On our blogs, we write about thoughts, ideas, reviews, revelations, and other topics that may provide a degree of discomfort to a few readers. For instance, giving a restaurant a rating of one star out of five – and mentioning the fly you saw swimming happily in your soup – might get you slapped with a lawsuit.Blogging and Personal InjuryPersonal injury is defined as injury to oneself, may it be to the mind or the body. Anyone (or any company, for that matter) who gets mentioned on your blog in a bad light just might file for a lawsuit against you, citing a count of personal injury, among others.In the above example, someone else is the purported victim. In other instances, the blogger is actually the one who has to file the lawsuit....more

#NaBloPoMo Day 23: The Practice of Medicine (Health Freedom)

For those of you who do not already know, I live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania — a place where we have some of the most anti-government minded folks, yet some of the most oppressive legislature. It seriously boggles the mind.I have spent the last couple days investigating the nuances of our laws regarding the practice of medicine (POM) and complimentary alternative modalities and medicine (CAM). It is total bullshit, if I may be so bold. POM in Pennsylvania is defined as follows:...more

Hot Disability Issues

A hot issue currently is an employee’s ability to keep their job when they have to take time off due to an illness or disability and the duty of an employer to accommodate them while maintaining a productive workplace. Although the Americans with Disability Act (“Act”) has been in effect for some years, its provisions became muddled and diminished through various court decisions....more

Marriage: Still A Pretty Awesome Idea!

Editor's Note: This post is being featured along with a post that makes the case against marriage. We wanted to present two different opinions about whether or not marriage is still relevant, important, and valuable today. We hope it sparks engaging conversation - Feminista Jones...more
Thank you... I do see all those benefits. I also see huge tax benefits for me not being married. ...more

Follow your Dreams

First off, I want to say a hearty THANK YOU to all of you who have subscribed to follow me on The Examiner.  Seriously, you are awesome.  If you haven't, you totally should:  To follow me on my Greenwood Family Issues column, click here and to follow the Johnson County Courts column, click here and click "Subscribe." How many page views and how many subscribers follow me...more

Female Attorneys: Achieving Equal Footing by Climbing the Law Ladder

The issue of women’s equality in the workplace has received significant attention in the past several years. While each industry is different, women are making significant gains in law....more

Legal Speak-5 Tips to an Efficient Divorce

Are you ready for some Legal Speak?  One of the hardest lessons during divorce besides the emotional ones, are the legal ones.  If you’ve never had to hire a lawyer or deal with any legal issues it can be an eye opener.  I was a real newbie in the legal arena.  I had no clue the costs involved, the time involved nor any handle on the legal vocabulary.  Initially, finding the right...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona's SB 1070

In a victory for the Obama Administration -– or is it the Republicans? –- the U.S. Supreme Court rejected most of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigration law, while upholding the most controversial “show me your papers” clause, one week after President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants....more
I think they are a bunch of idiots for upholding Citizens United.more