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‘Back the Blue Bill’ Will Crush Civil Rights/Wrongful Death Lawsuits

‘Back the Blue Bill’ Will Crush Civil Rights/Wrongful Death Lawsuits August 1, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: The noise from Washington D.C. these past months is such a wild, aggressive cacophony of loud voices, tweets, emails, conflicting opinion and unending TV gab that it is easy to overlook some very significant Trump inspired legislation making its way through the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Cops Shoot Woman with Bipolar Disorder 33 Times

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Cops Shoot Woman with Bipolar Disorder 33 Times July 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Torrance, CA The video posted on YouTube shows a large gray sedan blocked in on a friendly neighborhood side street in Torrance, California with a 39-year-old black woman behind the wheel. The car accelerates and rams a police car, then lurches forward and rams another police car. Three Torrance police officers fire 33 bullets in rapid succession into the vehicle. Michelle Shirley, a mother and a graduate of Loyola University law school is gravely wounded and within an hour she is pronounced dead at County Harbor – UCLA Medical Center on October 31, 2016.
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Court Should Direct FEC to Investigate Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS

Court Should Direct FEC to Investigate Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS August 3, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
WHAT: Today, Public Citizen will appear in court for the next step in Public Citizen v. FEC. Public Citizen will ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to grant its request to declare that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was wrong when it failed to investigate Crossroads GPS for not registering as a political committee and to direct the FEC to open an investigation.
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Attorney Makes New Case Law to Protect Privacy of the Families of the Dead

Attorney Makes New Case Law to Protect Privacy of the Families of the Dead February 25, 2012. By Brenda Craig.
Newport Beach, CA The Catsouras family was very distraught when they came to see attorney Keith Bremer in November 2006. Their 18-year-old daughter Nicole "Nikki" had recently been killed in a horrible traffic accident that happened on October 31—Halloween Day. She had been decapitated, and extremely graphic pictures of their daughter had gone viral on the Internet. Had their right to privacy been violated?
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Pennsylvania Hotel to Pay for Discrimination

Pennsylvania Hotel to Pay for Discrimination September 26, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Stamford, CT It took six years, but a predominantly black church from an economically challenged part of Connecticut that was denied hotel accommodations for its members managed to exact justice. The Macedonia Church and its members were recently awarded $675,000 for a breach of a post-civil war statute that guarantees the rights of all persons to make contracts regardless of race.
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Public Defense System under Fire in Washington State

Public Defense System under Fire in Washington State July 19, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA Out of a duty to the public good, two attorneys from Seattle have taken on a class-action suit aimed at ensuring that low-income and indigent persons charged with misdemeanors in Mount Vernon and Burlington are afforded all the rights afforded to US citizens. "We got interested in the idea just as conscientious attorneys," says Toby Marshall, from the firm of Terrell, Marshall, Daudt & Willie. "We started investigating about six months ago, doing public disclosure requests, getting documents and interviewing people."
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Mickey Rooney Charges Step Children with Elder Abuse

Mickey Rooney Charges Step Children with Elder Abuse March 2, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Mickey Rooney, the legendary child star and Hollywood icon, has given testimony before a Senate panel on elder abuse, CBS News reports. Rooney, now 90 years of age, alleges that his two step children took his money and cut off his care.
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Lebanon School District Sued for Excessive Truancy Fines

Lebanon School District Sued for Excessive Truancy Fines February 9, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA The fine for truancy in the school district of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is, by law, a maximum of $300. But according to the due-process class-action complaint filed by public interest and civil rights attorney Michael Churchill, the district has been unfairly and unequally applying fines well in excess of that for the last six years.
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There Is Justice for All

There Is Justice for All February 6, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Mineola, NY Never doubt the strength and durability of the American justice system says attorney Mark Bernstein—there is justice for all. "If you ever doubted it," says Bernstein, "this is the case that should prove to you we are still living in the right country at the right time."
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Battle Brews over Lower Manhattan Proposed Mosque

Battle Brews over Lower Manhattan Proposed Mosque July 27, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents a New York firefighter who survived the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, is pursing all avenues to prevent a mosque from being built near Ground Zero is lower Manhattan. "We are not opposed to mosques in general," says ACLJ chief legal counsel Jay Sekulow. "We are, however, opposed to this mosque."
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