Daily Archives: January 7, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Police Describe Carnage at Aurora Theater Shooter’s Hearing

Accused gunman James Holmes sat through day one of a preliminary hearing that will determine if he will face a trial for the gruesome attack that left 12 dead and 58 wounded in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last summer. A judge saw video surveillance from the theater the night of the shootings and listened to several police officers testify as prosecutors made the case for bringing the accused mass murderer to trial. Police Officer Jason Oviatt, who arrested …

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Posted 1 year ago in Animal Law Your Home & The Law by Laura Kresich  
Backyard Chickens Growing in Popularity, but Local Laws Vary

Once, the crow of the rooster and the cluck of the hen were firmly associated with rural America. Today, they are just as likely to be associated with Brooklyn. Due to a growing appetite for fresh eggs and unprocessed meat, coupled with the desire to “eat local” and to have a closer relationship with food, residents of many cities and towns have successfully petitioned their local governments for permission to keep a limited number of chickens in their backyards.   …

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Can Employers Dodge Contraception Coverage? [Poll]

As reported in Lawyers.com some employers including a Hobby Lobby and the owners of an Illinois construction firm, Korte & Luitjohan Construction are defying the federal healthcare mandate (Obamacare) citing religious beliefs. Lawsuits are challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s requirement that for-profit companies offer employees healthcare coverage for contraception and other methods of birth control. Take our poll and tell us what’s your opinion?

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Buy Firearms Without a Background Check at a Gun Show

Americans love their guns, and we can sleep soundly knowing that federal law keeps the legal firearm trade from supplying weapons to criminals, thugs, and gangsters, right? Maybe not. Thanks to a loophole in the law, even a felon with a rap sheet a mile long can walk into a gun show and walk out with his or her choice of firearm, free from the burden of a background check. The 1993 Brady Law, named after Ronald Regan’s press secretary, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Employers Defy Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 28 said the owners of an Illinois construction firm deserved a reprieve from the Obamacare mandate that for-profit employers provide contraception coverage in their health plans.   Temporary Reprieve The owners, Cyril and Jane Korte, are claiming that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) allows them to avoid the mandate because it violates their religious freedom, according to Reuters. The Kortes violated the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by …

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