Ingram on George Washington’s Attorneys

Scott Ingram, High Point University, is publishing George Washington’s Attorneys: The Political Selection of United States Attorneys at the Founding in volume 39 of Pace Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Current political and prosecutorial norms reflect the belief that the administration of justice must be insulated from partisan politics. Each day, federal prosecutors make decisions regarding people’s lives and liberty. The federal prosecutors decide whom to charge, for what and when. They can charge anyone so long as they have probable cause to believe the person committed a…

Tushnet and Seidman on A Conversation About a Half Century in Legal Education @Harvard_Law @GeorgetownLaw

Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School, and Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law Center, have published On Being Old Codgers: A Conversation about a Half Century in Legal Education. Here is the abstract. This conversation, conducted over three evenings, captures some of our thoughts about the last half century of legal education as both of us near retirement. We have edited the conversations so as to eliminate verbal stumbles and present our ideas more coherently, slightly reorganized a small part of the conversation, and added a few explanatory footnotes. However, we…

Joint Custody Arrangements in Modern Family Law

Joint custody, which is otherwise known as shared custody, has increasingly become an alternative order to be made by judges deciding child customs disputes. Earlier on it was more normal for there to be an order for sole custodian to be granted to the mother of the children and then visitation rights to be granted to the father. The arrangement can either be the subject of a custodial agreement negotiated between the parents or it can be imposed upon the couple by the judge ruling the case in the view…

Finding UK Business Insurance

After thousands of business people in northern England suffered from flooding in the summer of 2007 and their investments suffered and flooding in Yorkshire, June 2007, 7,000 businesses were hit by physical and financial devastation and had submitted claims to their UK business insurance. So if you are thinking of starting a business or already running one, you will realize that UK business insurance is not just a legal requirement, it is eminently sensible. To find a UK business insurance you should know which are required by law and some…

Divorce and Property Settlement – And How Your Attorney Can Help

Divorce raises sensitive issues that you have no choice but to face and come to terms with. As it is essentially a decision to sever marital ties before the law, the repercussions can be overwhelming. One of the more popularly disputed issues arising from the divorce process is the equitable distribution of property and assets. It is shown that in most cases, couples who separate split up their assets through property settlement. Your assets may include the family home and other properties, investments, businesses, valuables and savings. Essentially, property settlement…

How to Legally Change Your Name in Virginia

In Virginia, you can change your name by filing a petition or application with the circuit court of the county or city where you live. Specific information must be included in the petition. Those specifics are set forth in this article. The court has discretion as to whether or not to grant the request for change of name. The court will usually grant the request, unless there is a sound reason not to do so. For example, the court is not likely to grant a request that would infringe upon…

10 Things You Did not Know About Employment Law

Whether you're an employee or an employee, there are certain things that you should know about employment law that will help you in the workplace. Here's what you need to know. 1. There are lots of regulations that employers must follow. For instance, there are more than 25 statutes, 100 statutory instruments, 36 European directives, and 20 Codes of Practice. It's no wonder that employers never feel that they are on top of all the legal expectations and requirements. 2. The contract of employment does not have to be written…

How To Avoid Court In Children Disputes

As we all know court proceedings can be very costly and in some cases there is no way of avoiding this. However, before going to court it may just be worth your while seeing whether you can resolve the dispute without going to court. Try out my three suggestions below: 1. Write a letter to the other parent asking them to agree that you should be having contact with your child. The letter should be simple but specific. So avoid making any snide remarks and make sure that you set…

LaVigne and Miles on Brendan Dassey, Language Impairments, and Judicial Ignorance @WisconsinLaw

Michele LaVigne, University of Wisconsin Law School, and Sally Miles, Independent, are publishing Under the Hood: Brendan Dassey, Language Impairments, and Judicial Ignorance in volume 82 of the Albany Law Review (2019). Here is the abstract. Making a Murderer, the Netflix documentary sensation, introduced the world to two unlikely protagonists, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Both were convicted of a 2005 homicide and received life sentences. Avery was the main focus of the series, but it was Brendan, a developmentally-delayed sixteen-year-old, who won the heart and outrage…