Category Archives: Courts / Justice

#COVID19 Math: Five ways the virus spread so fast, plus 12 ways to operate economies & governments while socially distancing.

How many people can be infected with COVID-19 via a single scenario? Several major pieces in our economy are examined, and twelve ideas to minimize the impact to the economy are presented. Continue reading

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Is PACER’s paywall finally coming down?

H.R.6714 – Electronic Court Records Reform Act of 2018 seeks to eliminate fees after they became a slush fund. It was discovered that PACER raked in approximately 150 Million dollars in 2016, according to article posted on ARS Technica. That’s … Continue reading

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The presumption of innocence should continue through appeals.

While the rights to due process, appeals, access to courts, etc. are carried all the way to the top, the presumption of innocence, strangely, is not.  According to appellate court decisions*, the presumption of innocence disappears upon appeal after conviction. … Continue reading

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Are portions of Atlanta’s city code unconstitutional?

ATLANTA, GA — July 7, 2015 — Some of Atlanta’s city code appear, at first glance, like the City is just begging for legal challenges.  Here are some interesting quotes: “Throws … missiles … on public property” (Section 106-81(12)) “… gathering … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: professional beggars scammed the public for nearly $160 Million

“Spare a buck?  I need a BMW.”  Chances are, you’d laugh and say no.  But wear pink & say “cancer,” and the story changes – to the tune of $158 Million, according to the FTC in a lawsuit. Three executives for cancer charities agreed … Continue reading

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