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On This Date in Legal History

In 1912, Beys Afroyim immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1926. In 1950 he went to Israel, and the following year voted in their elections. When he tried to renew his passport in 1960, the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act. This legislation requires courts to detain persons charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can show they are a danger to society. Two men (detained pretrial) challenged the Act as … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

The 5th Amendment states private property can’t “be taken for public use, without just compensation.” In 1822 John Barron brought a lawsuit against the City of Baltimore claiming their actions caused him to lose the use of his wharf— violating his … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1912, Beys Afroyim immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1926. In 1950 he went to Israel, and the following year, voted in their elections. When he tried to renew his passport in 1960, the … Continue reading

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The Bail Reform Act

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act. This legislation requires courts to detain persons charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can show they are a danger to society. Two men (detained pretrial) challenged the Act as … Continue reading

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Happy Law Day!

This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona.  If you’d like to learn more about the case go to http://goo.gl/bzfbqF.

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On This Date in Legal History

The 5th Amendment states private property can’t “be taken for public use, without just compensation.”  In 1822 John Barron brought a lawsuit against the City of Baltimore claiming their actions caused him to lose the use of his wharf— violating … Continue reading

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NY’s Highest Court Warns Against Modifying the Miranda Warnings

The law requires after a suspect is taken into custody that he or she be “Mirandized” before being interrogated.  That means suspects must be told– you have a right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used … Continue reading

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The Bail Reform Act

In 1984, Congress passed the Bail Reform Act.  This legislation requires courts to detain suspected criminals charged with serious crimes, before trial, if the government can prove they are a danger to society.  The Act was challenged by two men … Continue reading

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