Daily Archives: January 9, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Aurora Gunman “didn’t care who he killed”

“He didn’t care who he killed or how many he killed. He wanted to kill them all,” Assistant Dist. Atty. Karen Pearson said during the preliminary hearing for accused Aurora Theater gunman James Holmes. Pearson said the prosecution could have brought as many as 1,500 charges against Holmes and proven them all, stating that there was “direct evidence for every single count in this case.” The hearing concluded on Wednesday after three days of testimony from law enforcement officials on …

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Supreme Court To Rule on Warrantless DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether police should be allowed to take blood samples of suspected drunk drivers without a warrant. The justices are looking at the case of Tyler G. McNeely, who was pulled over for speeding by Missouri police in 2010 after leaving a bar. When police smelled alcohol on his breath and saw other signs of intoxication, McNeely admitted that he had been drinking but refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test. Police …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Obama Administration Tough on Border Security [Infographic]

The Obama Administration has cracked down on illegal immigration, spending more money on immigration enforcement than on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined in the last fiscal year, according to a The Migration Policy Institute’s recent report. The non-partisan think tank reported nearly $18 billion is spent each year on immigration and border enforcement. The infographic provided by the Center for American Progress shows a whopping increase in border security from the last five years.   The Center believes …

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LGBT Marriage Bills Coming in Illinois, Rhode Island

Lawmakers in Illinois and Rhode Island are set to consider same-sex marriage bills early this year, which could make them the 10th and 11th states to bring marriage equality to their residents. Illinois fell just short of introducing a marriage equality bill last week before the end of the last legislative session, but lawmakers plan to put a bill forward after the new session starts January 9.  Rhode Island introduced legislation for LGBT marriage last week, which if passed would …

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Your Employer Can’t Fire You for Taking Rx Medication

An Ohio company has settled with EEOC for $50,000 after firing an employee who tested positive for a prescribed medication for her bipolar disorder. The agency accused the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Adverse Reaction at Work Chassity Brady was a quality control lab technician in the Braselton, Ga. facility of Dayton Superior Corporation, a concrete and masonry construction company, according to the EEOC. After Brady had an adverse reaction at work to a drug prescribed …

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