Daily Archives: July 12, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Judge Blocks Mississippi Open Carry Law Indefinitely

A Mississippi judge today declared that the state’s new open carry law is unconstitutionally vague and ordered that an injunction against it be extended indefinitely. State officials already announced that they plan to appeal the judge’s decision to the state Supreme Court. The measure, signed into law earlier this year, had been scheduled to go into effect July 1 before Judge Winston Kidd blocked it. Under most interpretations it would allow residents to openly carry firearms in the state without …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
George Zimmerman Murder Jury Begins Deliberations

Jurors in George Zimmerman’s murder trial began deliberations Friday afternoon following closing arguments in which defense attorney Mark O’Mara warned jurors to use their common sense with caution. “Be careful with your common sense because common sense is the way we run our everyday lives, the way we make those snap decisions we have to make every day,” O’Mara said. Zimmerman’s fate is now in the hands of a jury who scarcely heard him speak, except when telling Judge Debra …

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Newsbreak: Credit Checks Can Cost You a Job [Video]

  Did you know when a company is considering hiring you, they will likely make a decision based on your credit record? Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides today’s Newsbreak, with information on your legal rights rights as to your credit record, when you’re interviewing for a job. Pre-employment credit checks make sense if the job involves handling cash or company secrets. But in many cases it’s just companies snooping because they can. More than half of all employers conduct credit …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Using Synthetic Urine for Drug Test Can Get You Fired

Drug users who are tempted to try using synthetic urine – typically sold in head shops or on the Internet as a “novelty item” – to pass drug tests given by the criminal justice system or by employers, beware: Not only will you likely fail the test; possessing such a substance is a crime in many states, and you can easily lose your job if you’re caught with it.   Because Everyone Knows Pee Is Funny Drug tests are given …

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New App Blocks Government Spying on Your Calls and Texts

A new cell phone app and a security chip allow ordinary citizens to protect their phone calls and texts against violations of Fourth Amendment search-and-seizure rights from government spying. The federal government is collecting data on every phone call we make, is photographing each piece of mail and is tracking the GPS of cell phones — all without getting a search warrant as required in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. There is little or nothing to stop the federal …

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