Daily Archives: September 18, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Secret Service Sniffs Out Obama Death Threats on Twitter

While record numbers of tweets were being sent during the Democratic National Convention in early September, several Twitter users were attracting the attention of the Secret Service. Donte Jamar Sims was arrested September 5 in Charlotte for tweeting death threats against President Barack Obama. Sims allegedly posted five messages on September 3 that caught the attention of the top echelons of the Twitter police, including: “Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swag,” and “Well IMA Assassinate president …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions Convicting a defendant based on eyewitness testimony was once a sure thing for prosecutors. But recent evidence has shown eyewitness accounts to be extremely untrustworthy. An attorney for the Innocence Project says nearly 75 percent of the exonerations achieved by the group involved eyewitness accounts of the crime. Find Out More…   Police Don’t Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled police do not need …

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Posted 5 years ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Workers Standing Up for Their Rights in Record Numbers

Record numbers of workers are standing up for their rights when it comes to being treated fairly on the job. Employees filed 7,064 lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act as of March 2012, according to a survey released over the summer by Seyfarth Shaw, a law firm that represents employers. FLSA cases totaled 7,006 for the entire year of 2011, – about the same as only the first three months of 2012, according to the survey. Ten years ago, …

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