Category: Civil Rights & Liberties

Disorderly Conduct – Failure to Comply

Have you been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Comply? You need to know what to do when you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct This charge is becoming more and more frequent. Because of social media, the traditional media at large, and the way that they have dramatized everything; they polarized society. There is [..]

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Section 1983 and employment discrimination

Many employment discrimination claims fall under a federal law called Title VII. That law prohibits several types of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Today, we discuss that type of claim when made by a public employee under Section 1983 (which is short for 42 United States Code Section 1983). As we wrote here, Section [..]

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White Collar Crime?

White Collar Crime Big Trouble in Little Mississippi Recently, the State Auditor has exposed and brought to prosecution individuals charged with embezzlement. This was found by tracing unaccounted money. For example, embezzlement by local officials and employees using public money that doesn’t belong to them, by cash or card. One reason this has gone unnoticed [..]

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Retaliation Against a Public Servant

Retaliation Against a Public Servant This lawyer sharpened his teeth on a jury trial involving an indictment of retaliation against a public servant. Hopefully, the appeal made District Attorneys and other local prosecutors look harder before presenting a case on, what I consider to be, an unconstitutional and unnecessary law. The statute is ยง 97-9-127, [..]

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How can I clear my record?

How can I clear my record? This is an overview of expungement law in Mississippi if you are wondering “can I clear my record?” Discretionary expunction upon petition, notice, and hearing in municipal court Upon prior notice to the municipal prosecuting attorney and upon a showing in open court of rehabilitation, good conduct for a [..]

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Second Amendment Rights

Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More Than a Pound of Cure? Yes. Normally I would agree with this statement. I believe it is better to brush your teeth regularly than have a dentist pull them out. How does this analogy apply to Second Amendment rights? Why this does NOT work with gun laws… Many [..]

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Have you been charged with a crime?

Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been charged with a crime? Consult an attorney. False Impressions and Allegations Many people have seen movies or TV shows dramatizing a criminal trial. In fact, many people may remember televised trials, such as the O.J. Simpson case. These dramatizations, televised trials, and news clips are [..]

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Age Discrimination Claims

On October 25, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Gill v. DIRTT Environmental Solutions Incorporated. In doing so, the court reiterated the legal principles governing claims for age discrimination in the workplace when the employee’s evidence is only circumstantial. Facts in Gill In 2005, DIRTT hired Gill as its [..]

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