When the justice system works in a fair manner, as it should, it’s a proud moment for Americans everywhere to behold. But what happens when that same justice system is undermined by the leaders charged to uphold it? For Andrey Kim, it meant the difference between jail time and a home detention sentence. Andrey Kim…

In a 5-4 judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of border patrol agent Jesus Mesa Jr. in a cross-border shooting case which came to a close this past Tuesday. In 2010, a 15-year old Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca was shot in the head and killed by U.S. border patrol agent Jesus Mesa Jr….

An aspiring entrepreneur sits down and asks themselves a simple question, “how can I make money with the least possible investment?” Well someone, at some point, found a very creative way to game a system originally conceived to streamline what is typically a waking nightmare. I’m speaking of course of the California DMV. YoGov.org (which…

California is on the path to joining Oregon in passing statewide rent control. AB-1482 passed the Assembly with 43 votes to 28. It would apply to most single-family residences which are not covered under local rent control regulations. Following intense negotiations, the bill was relaxed slightly in favor of the property owners. Originally it was…

California has become the first state to completely eliminate the cash bail system. The controversial move is set to take effect October 1, 2019 – a date which will likely be deferred by opposition tactics from the bail bonds industry. Back in October 2017, California state lawmakers made a pledge to overhaul the bail bond…

August 31, 2017 A New Jersey family has petitioned the state’s highest court to restore a $102 million judgment their grandson received after suffering extensive abuse as a result of a beating from his father. He was less than 12 months old at the time. The judgment was awarded against the child welfare system for…

August 10, 2016 In early June, Ohio joined a list of 24 states (plus Washington DC)  that allow the use of medical marijuana. As the Washington Post reported, John Kasich signed the bill into law as a compromise with medical marijuana advocates to limit more inclusive measures for marijuana use. The law includes the limitations of plant…

July 25, 2016 An eventual exoneration through DNA and related evidence does not give a defendant the right to seek damages in Iowa if he or she originally entered a guilty plea in the case. The decision by the Iowa Supreme Court, with potential implications for California, will not consider possible coercion in a confession…

March 10, 2016 On Jan. 20, 2016, the Supreme Court overturned a state death penalty case for three Kansas men. In an 8 to 1 vote, Justice Antonin Scalia detailed the significant crimes committed by two brothers, Reginald D. and Jonathan D. Carr. A separate case against Sidney Gleason for a double murder was included…

Although Obamacare won a strong victory when the U. S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the King v. Burwell case, recent congressional activity indicates that challenges will continue. In fact, the New York Times editorial “The Fight for Healthcare Isn’t Over” clearly indicates that all government healthcare programs are facing repeated attempts to dismantle…

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