How not to get Linda Tripped – Also, the cross-state risks of DWI convictions
Here are two gems for legal research:
1. Can We Tape? A journalist’s guide to taping phone calls and in-person conversations in the 50 states and D.C. This manual is by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and includes references and cites to statutes and caselaw. If this guide had been written twenty years ago, maybe Linda Tripp would have read it, not taped her conversations with Monica Lewinsky, and radically changed the direction of that scandal.
2. Thanks to New Jersey lawyer Evan Levow for compiling a site for finding out the risks to one’s driver’s license in state A if convicted of DWI in state B, covering all fifty states. Nothing beats verifying Evan’s data to the primary source, and Evan provides statutory citations for doing so.