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30 Nov

Why fly U.S. Air?

On November 22, 2006, six Muslim religious leaders were removed from a U.S. Airways flight -- apparently at the direction of the pilot --  and detained and questioned by federal agents for lengths of time up to five to six hours. A U.S. Airways ticketing agent refused to...

28 Nov

What is cocaine base?

The 100-to-1 crack to powder cocaine disparity in federal sentencing actually arises from statutory language (e.g., 21 USCS § 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)) distinguishing "cocaine base" from powder cocaine. What, then, is the difference between cocaine base and powder cocaine? The statutory language is ambiguous; some federal courts have...

27 Nov

Defending child pornography cases

Child pornography prosecutions have been rampant for many years, both for possession and distribution of child pornography, and for alleged violations of 18 U.S.C. § 2257 recordkeeping provisions. The United States Supreme Court generally limits child pornography prosecutions to images of actual minors, rather than to...

24 Nov

Website cannot be sued just anywhere

Kudos to fellow First Amendment Lawyers Association member Marc John Randazza and his law firm, for obtaining a dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against a website, for failure to establish personal jurisdiction against the website. The case is Lexington Homes v. Peter Siskind, Fl. Cir. Ct....

22 Nov

Carol and David Keeffe murdered

On the Trial Lawyers College listserv yesterday came news of the passing of David Keeffe, who had attended one or more TLC programs, and his wife, Carol. The news reports that they were shot dead. I never met David. The news accounts show David and...

20 Nov

Cop says he routinely pats down people

Recently I had a disturbing -- yet revealing -- conversation with a police officer who charged my client with possessing marijuana. This case was in Virginia, where my client faced up to thirty days in jail for the marijuana possession charge. As I waited for our...

17 Nov

Thanks go a long way

In reply to recent thanks that I gave one of my mentors, he said: "Say as little as possible is the best response" to praise. I will let the following message from a client speak for itself, then, other than to say that I do...