For grammar lovers the Oxford Comma is an important element. For legal writers the Oxford Commas is something that has legal implications, at least the 1st Circuit decided this when they ruled on the O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy No. 16-1901 (1st Cir. 2017). In this case the lack of a comma won several million dollars … More ￼￼￼￼￼The Oxford Comma Case (O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy)
The federal circuit court system is broken into regions that each Associate Justice is responsible for certain appeals, emergency requests, and other matters. The regions are usually several states near each other, with the main federal court located in one of those states. Each circuit is comprised of several districts that hold court, and different … More Federal Circuit Courts
It is never a good sign when a parent feels the need to sue a child or a child feels the need to sue a parent. Many of these cases are dealt with in the civil courts and documents may not be as easy to find, but that doesn’t stop reporters from writing about these … More Suing Family – Happy Father’s Day
This post will avoid discussing or analyzing the recent impeachment trial a few months ago. Instead this post will explain what an impeachment means, the process involved, and who can be impeached. First, let’s start with some basic information: who can be impeached, what impeachment means, and what someone can be impeached for. The Constitution … More Impeachment – what is it really?
The First 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. There is often discussion and debate about what these amendments mean. Without bringing a political view and without giving legal advice, below is the text of the 4th Amendment and some commentary on it. “Amendment X: The powers not delegated … More 10th Amendment – what does it mean?
With thoughts of green beer flowing, the Uniform Drinking Age Act of 1984 sprung to mind and how the drinking age was set in the United States. A report by the General Accounting Office in 1986 reviewed the law that went into effect in 1984 that prohibited a small percentage (now 8%) of federal-aid highway … More Cheers to St. Patrick
Disclaimer: I do not practice family law, and I am not giving legal advice or creating a lawyer/client relationship. As with all posts on this page they are commentary on laws. Please speak to a lawyer who practices family law in your state if you have questions or want legal advice. With Valentine’s Day fast … More Love is in the air…until it isn’t
The First 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. There is often discussion and debate about what these amendments mean. Without bringing a political view and without giving legal advice, below is the text of the 4th Amendment and some commentary on it. “Amendment IX: The enumeration in the … More 9th Amendment – what does it mean?
Waiting until after a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) nominee had been confirmed and ballots have been cast this lawyer wants to put a plea out to the country. Judges should not be R or D when people get to vote on them. In reviewing the confirmation hearing for now Justice Barret it … More Judges – should not be R or D
Recently an injunction that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted for the Roman Catholic Diocese who were joined by Agudath Israel of America temporarily preventing an executive order that limited attendance at religious services to no more than 10 or 25 people depending on the severity of COVID-19 in the area. This … More Case Commentary – Injunctive Relief NYC religious services