Daily Archives: January 19, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Laura Kresich  
How Did the SOPA Blackout Affect You?

SOPA and PIPA stole the headlines yesterday when popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing went dark for the day in protest. The self-censorship came in response to two controversial anti-piracy bills being considered by Congress: The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. It was the first that many Americans had heard of the bills, which would block access to websites accused of intellectual property infringement. But was the SOPA blackout effective? Tell …

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Posted 5 years ago in Divorce by Staff Editor   
Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce?

Get the free Divorce & Family Law Newsletter. Click here to subscribe Like the celebrity ex-couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand, you may be starting the New Year newly single. If you’re thinking about unhitching the knot, one of your first questions might be: do I need a divorce lawyer? Often people are so wrapped up in the emotional aspects of ending their relationship that they are not thinking clearly about their legal choices and what that will mean in …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Snoop Dogg’s Arrest Provides Lesson on Drug Laws

Fresh off his appearance on the Price Is Right, rapper Snoop Dogg has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Earlier this month, Snoop—whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.—was stopped by Texas border patrol agents, who alleged they smelled marijuana smoke emanating from his tour bus. Upon searching the vehicle, they found several joints. The local sheriff’s office then slapped the celebrity with the misdemeanor charge, which usually entails a mail-in fine of up to $500. Marijuana laws …

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