FedExing Marijuana

FedEx workers are allowed to hold suspicious packages, esspecially those that reak of marijuana and weigh many pounds. The following statement is by a FedEx worker whom made such a discovery. If this happens to you, if you are on the receiving end of a marijuana shipment, the best advice is to not try and claim […]

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Death Penalty in Massachusetts

While doing some research about double jeopardy for a client, we came across documents talking about double jeopardy in the Boston Bomber’s  (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s) case.  With some extra time on hand, curiosity led to reading more of the documents on his docket.  Upon reading the docket, it became apparent that one of the most interesting […]

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Lawrence v. Texas – Liberty for All

My new favorite case is Lawrence v. Texas. After I  dug into this case, magical doors were opened. Lawrence is a game changer and my arsenal’s new favorite weapon. In its most basic sense, Lawrence reasons that laws are invalid when it punishes ‘victimless crimes’ or actions which are deemed immoral by the majority. More, […]

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An Interesting Hearing

It took some digging to find this video. But, alas, it’s now found and uploaded to YouTube. In order to get this video, I actually had to install Windows XP on my incredibly agile Mac. I imagine my experience was like driving a Model-T Ford but only after driving a Porsche-911, everyday, for years. Also, […]

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A Fork in the Fourth

Provided below is a great article about an unique part of the fourth amendment. Enjoy! Prelude: Generally, the 4th amendment of the constitution of the United States commands: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants […]

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Current Sobriety Tests Aren’t Sensitive to Cannabis Intoxication

Massachusetts is among the handful of states that allow for qualified patients to consume medical cannabis. However, the drug may not be used if it will impair a drivers ability to operate motor vehicles.  Currently, there is no way to test whether cannabis has impaired a driver’s ability to operate. Due to the lack of  […]

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Copyright Office’s report on a two year study of copyright small claims.

The U.S. Copyright Office just released the findings of its two-year study on copyright small claims. The report documents the significant costs and other challenges of addressing copyright claims that have a relatively low economic value in the current federal system, and recommends the establishment of an alternative voluntary system of adjudication to be housed […]

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Due process needs open government

A blog post about Public Records Law, indeed … sounds dry and a waste of time.  But, this is an area of law rarely seeing light. And, its an area where police departments routinely break the law, effectively denying citizens due process of law.  Essentially, with few exceptions, citizens have a right to view records […]

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