Daily Archives: July 6, 2010 - 3 results

Posted 7 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Court OKs Warrantless Search for Animal

A California court has approved a police officer’s warrantless entry into an apartment to search for a distressed dog. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the court affirmed the animal cruelty conviction of Keith Chung. Chung’s lawyer claimed the officer’s entry into the apartment without a search warrant tainted the conviction.   Constitution requires search warrant in most cases Exceptions apply, especially if life threatened Court extends exceptions to include threatened animals   Protecting Pets a Legitimate Government Concern …

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Posted 7 years ago in Current Events by Arthur Buono  
Justice Department to Sue Arizona over Immigration

The Justice Department will sue the state of Arizona to stop it from enforcing its controversial new immigration law. The Washington Post reports the Department could file the suit as early as today. The Department will argue that federal law “preempts” Arizona law on the subject of immigration.   State law aimed at curbing illegal immigration Constitution’s supremacy principle at stake Controversial with police agencies, but favored by public   Feds and State Battle over Immigration Policy The Arizona law …

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Posted 7 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: How Case Law & Administrative Law Is Made

In last Thursday’s blog we talked about how legislative bodies – like the U.S. Congress – make statutory laws. Although all laws come from the government, not all laws come from the legislature. Case law comes from the courts and administrative law comes from administrative government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Homeland Security. How Case Law Is Made Case law is also called common law. When judges make case law, they are interpreting statutory …

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