Daily Archives: May 30, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Court OKs Recording Cops in Illinois

Despite claims by Illinois police that an anti-eavesdropping law makes it illegal to record them in public, residents of the state can, in fact, make video and audio recordings of the cops, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled. The ruling came at the request of the American Civil Liberties Union, which had plans to record Chicago-area police, and which sought a court ruling that doing so would be OK despite an Illinois law that prohibits taping a …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Dan Abrams  
Cameron Douglas Gets Celebrity Justice – the Extra Tough Kind

By  Dan Abrams, attorney, legal analyst and longtime television news anchor. Currently Dan is the Legal Analyst for ABC News and the founder of the Abrams Media Network of web sites. Actor Michael Douglas’ 33 year-old son, Cameron, has long struggled with drug addiction and is now paying the price. Serving a five-year sentence for drug distribution and heroin possession, he was recently sentenced to another four and a half years for possession of heroin and suboxone (a prescription medication …

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Posted 5 years ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
What You Need To Know About LGBT Divorce

As marriage equality spreads across the nation in fits and starts, LGBT couples are slowly gaining access to the rights and privileges their straight counterparts enjoy, including divorce. But how can spouses get a divorce if they reside in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage to begin with? Maryland will grant LGBT divorces, but other states without gay marriage won’t Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act wouldn’t resolve recognition problem LGBT spouses living in states that don’t recognize gay …

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