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August 2017 Archives

Is 'hate speech' illegal?

There's been a lot of talk recently about just what constitutes "hate speech." Is one person's hate speech another person's "free speech," as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

The threat of permanent deportation after immigrant convictions

When it comes to undocumented immigrants accused of crimes, prosecutors are facing a complicated dilemma. For example, imagine that an undocumented immigrant is accused of drunk driving. This is a serious crime that comes with serious consequences for those who are convicted; however, for an undocumented immigrant the consequences of conviction are even more severe than for an average person.

Taking things that don't belong to you leads to trouble

Taking things that aren't yours is a surefire way to land yourself as the defendant in a criminal case. Even if you think that what you are taking is miniscule, the penalties might reflect otherwise. The same is true if you think that what you are taking isn't really going to affect the party you took it from.

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