Blog Posts in August, 2017

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  • Is 'hate speech' illegal?
    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. ...

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  • The threat of permanent deportation after immigrant convictions
    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 ...

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  • Understanding the differences among theft crimes
    Understanding the differences among theft crimes

    People often use the terms robbery, theft and burglary interchangeably. They all generally refer to stealing someone else's property. However, the law distinguishes among the three crimes. The crime ...

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

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