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What Legal Rights Do Undocumented Immigrants Have?

What Legal Rights Do Undocumented Immigrants Have?

A common assertion is that if you reside in the United States illegally, you do not have constitutional rights. Although this is a common assertion, it could not be farther from the truth. Besides a few exceptions including, voting, running for president or Congress,...
Does Ethics Have a Place In Law?

Does Ethics Have a Place In Law?

Ethics are defined as the moral principles that help govern a person’s behavior or the conduction of a certain activity. Since the dawning of civilization, laws have been used as a beacon of order in society. This goes as far back as the Code of Hammurabi, a...
5 Employee Rights you Should Know About

5 Employee Rights you Should Know About

5 Employee Rights you Should Know About Businesses owners and managers need to pay attention to their employees. Although your work to create a healthy, productive work environment matters, you can hurt yourself if you ignore the legal and regulatory requirements that...
The ACLU Effect on Crime and Policing

The ACLU Effect on Crime and Policing

Chicago citizens and police officers have always had something of a tense relationship. The residents of the city have complained of mistreatment from law enforcement due to racial biases; meanwhile, police officers and first responders are desperately trying to keep...
Texas and the Case of Illegal Voting

Texas and the Case of Illegal Voting

During the 2016 election cycle that included the presidential ballot, voting rights took center stage as November 8 drew closer. Many contenders who ran on the Republican ticket called for stricter legislation on who could and couldn’t vote as a case-in-point against...
Protesters and Civil Liberties

Protesters and Civil Liberties

The year of 2017 saw a huge swell in public protests stemming from racial unrest and displeasure with systemic injustices targeted at certain groups of people. Since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the grassroots activist group Black Lives Matter has staged...
Biding Wills in a Digital World

Biding Wills in a Digital World

You get a call from your mother that you’ve been dreading. Your favorite “Uncle John” has passed away. To your dismay you ask about the funeral plans and if there is anything you can do to help. As the time comes to go through belongings, an unsent text message to...
Is Small Claims Court Worth It?

Is Small Claims Court Worth It?

When someone owes you money, you exhaust all means to collect that money. For many, they end up before a judge in small claims court. Now, you may feel that heading to court is going to resolve your problems. However, there are fallacies in this theory. You can go to...