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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by John McCarthy  
Hidden Legal Traps in Deferred Action for Some Young Immigrants

  Tens of thousands of young undocumented immigrants have rushed to apply under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for a work permit and a guarantee against being deported. But immigration lawyers warn there are unexpected legal consequences for many people, and they advise applicants to take their time and file carefully, not quickly.  DACA is based on an executive order signed by President Obama in June, allowing foreign nationals who arrived in the U.S. as children, and who are …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Dharun Ravi’s Appeal Brings Jersey Hate Crime Law into Focus

Dharun Ravi, who recently served 20 days in prison for bias intimidation in the Rutgers webcam trial, is appealing his conviction in a move that will help clarify New Jersey’s hate crime laws. Ravi acquitted on intent to intimidate, but convicted on Clementi’s perception of intent Laws in New Jersey against intimidating a protected class while committing another crime Hate crime laws vary by state   Appeals all Around Ravi found himself the subject of infamy after he viewed on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Gay Panic Defense in Philly Murder Trial?

A man on trial for murdering his friend in Philadelphia initially indicated that he would use a “gay panic defense,” in which he would argue that he flew into a rage following an unwanted sexual advance. Fortunately, a judge quickly put a kibosh on the idea. Gay panic cited in murder of Matthew Shephard, others Tactic attempted as part of insanity defense Sexual advances are not justification for homicide   Panic or Self Defense? A bizarre set of circumstances that …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Dharun Ravi Sentenced to 30 Days in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Dharun Ravi was sentenced to to 30 days in jail today for bias intimidation against Tyler Clementi, his former roommate at Rutgers University. He will start his month-long term on May 31. Ravi had been on trial for watching a video feed of Clementi and a male guest kissing in their dorm room. Ravi advertised the feed to his friends but did not broadcast or record the encounter. Several days later, Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Dharun Ravi Guilty in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was convicted today of bias intimidation and other charges for spying on his freshman roommate, according to a verdict returned by a New Jersey jury just before noon. The most serious and high-profile charges were the ones related to bias. Of those, he was guilty on various counts of invading privacy with intent to intimidate based on sexual orientation, though he was acquitted of certain charges. He was also found guilty of eight other invasion of …

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