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School Suspension and Student Rights

February 2, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Getting suspended from school might not sound that bad sometimes. After all, school days are long, so what’s wrong with a little vacay from the school year every now and then? However, out-of-school suspensions likely become part of your permanent […]


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Is It Legal To Gamble With Other People’s Money?

February 2, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Two Minnesota men are under investigation for collecting fees to gamble in casinos on behalf of others. The scheme in question, according to the Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, involves a suburban Minneapolis man, sometimes aided by his brother, […]


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What Can You Do About a Neighbor’s Annoying Second-Hand Pot Smoke?

January 31, 2023

Via: FindLaw

People who have never visited states where marijuana is legal might imagine them as places where pot smokers loll about in public parks or street corners as they toke away on shared joints. If so, they’re wrong. Even though 21 […]


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School Searches and Student Rights

January 26, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Public school students don’t lose their constitutional rights when they walk onto school property. This includes your expectation of privacy and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. Outside of school grounds, this […]


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What Are Your Legal Rights if You Are Laid Off?

January 13, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Even when you suspect it may be coming, losing your job can pack a traumatic punch. Tens of thousands of workers in the high-tech industry have had that experience in the last few months, and economists warn that a recession […]


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Students’ Rights at School

January 9, 2023

Via: FindLaw

First Amendment Right to Free Speech The Bill of Rights is made up of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (But you knew that already, right?), including the First Amendment. In 1969, the Supreme Court decided that the […]


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How Do I Know If I Am a Beneficiary in a Will?

December 27, 2022

Via: FindLaw

What Happens to the Will When Someone Dies? Probate is a court-administered proceeding over someone’s estate. When a person dies, their last will and testament is entered into a probate court where the deceased person (called a decedent) lived. The […]


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What if I Get Called for Jury Duty and Can’t Serve?

December 21, 2022

Via: FindLaw

However, serving as a juror is your civic duty, and skipping jury duty can lead to serious consequences, such as being held in contempt of court, fines, and jail time. But what if the summons asks you to appear when […]


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When Is it Legal for Teens To Buy Tobacco or E-cigs?

November 8, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Even though teens are smoking less cigarettes over the years, other tobacco or nicotine products like vape pens, JUULs, and other kinds of e-cigarettes are continuing to grow in popularity for adolescents. In 2019, the federal government passed a new […]


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Is It Legal to Fight Back if Someone Hits You?

November 3, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Americans are once again gathering in public places. And where there are people, there are misunderstandings. Some of these misunderstandings even escalate to physical altercations. Or perhaps you’re a survivor of domestic violence […]


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California Tightens Rules on Vehicle Tracking, Fleet Management

October 28, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the use of dashcam technology. The technology available in the market is quite advanced. As we observed here, these devices can be equipped with geolocation, AI, facial recognition, […]


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Illinois Probate Law – Can Anyone Contest A Will?

October 26, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Under Illinois law, if you die and have a will (or die without a will or trust), the process of legally transferring your assets is called probate. Now there are a lot of exceptions such as what happens when you […]


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Halloween Crime and Teenagers

October 24, 2022

Via: FindLaw

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice everything, sweater weather, and of course, Halloween. Whether it’s too much candy corn or just something in the crisp autumn air, Halloween night seems to create a rise in juvenile crimes and […]


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5 Times You Can Sue a Mechanic

October 20, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Car repairs can be a scary prospect. First, there’s the cost, the time it will take, and then the worry about the repairs being done right. Most mechanics do good and honest work and care for our cars like they […]


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Can You Climb Trees in Public Parks?

October 4, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Maybe you’ve had this experience. You go for a walk in a city park and there, before you, stands The Perfect Climbing Tree. It is sturdy, with low branches that are ideal for providing the first boost. Above, the branches […]


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Halloween Tips: Six Laws to Keep Your Halloween Party Legal

October 4, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Halloween is a yearly event where it seems like there are no rules. Hiding your identity? Sure. Roaming around the neighborhood late at night? No problem. Accepting candy from strangers? Go for it. However, there are a few laws to […]


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What Laws Are at Stake in the 2022 Midterm Elections?

September 27, 2022

Via: FindLaw

We here at FindLaw are not political wonks. Still, we thought it might be beneficial to take a look at the laws that are on the ballot, both literally and figuratively, in the upcoming midterm elections. Below are the laws […]


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I’m 18 and Dating Someone Underage: Is it Illegal to Have Sex?

September 26, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Raging hormones, butterflies in your stomach, make-out sessions when your parents aren’t looking. Ahh, there’s nothing like young love (or lust). Many teens are sexually active. But did you know if you’re 18 years of age or older and have […]


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Weekly Briefs: ABA supports marriage equality law; Stanford offers new model for legal ed loans

September 16, 2022

Via: ABA Journal

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed with significant bipartisan support in July. In a letter sent to senators Thursday, […]


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Is Corporal Punishment Legal in Schools?

September 13, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Does sparing the rod spoil the child? In schools, at least, a growing consensus over the last 50 years is that it does not. Corporal punishment declined dramatically over that span, in large part due to findings that hitting or […]