Law Journal

The Law Journal is a legal periodical covering notable legislation, court decisions and news concerning the law. Appropriate for attorneys and written to ensure everyone can easily understand the law.

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Robert Kerr
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In the age of hacking, information and identity theft and a host of other internet crimes, you don’t have to be a seasoned and hardened criminal to find yourself facing prison time. The term for cybercrime and similar non-violent charges is “white collar” which refers to criminal charges that...
Michael Wechsler
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If marijuana possession is legalized in your state, can you receive a DUI for driving after you've had a few hits? Criminal prosecutors in Seattle are under the impression that a sizable number of people are confused about the law and believe that driving under the influence of marijuana is...
Michael Wechsler
9 min read
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8,195
If you haven't noticed, ICANN has recently approved dozens of new generic top level domains for registration with hundreds more on the way. These new extensions range from the legal (.ESQ for lawyers), to the identifiable (.XXX), to the geographic (.NYC and .VEGAS) and the utterly useless...
Michael Wechsler
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12 min read
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7,946
Many sole practitioners and boutique firms internally manage their law firm's or company's website. This week a Russian hacking group reported stealing over 1.2 billion email accounts and passwords and a dangerous Wordpress XMLRPC vulnerability was also announced. Perhaps not coincidentally, the...
Michael Wechsler
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3 min read
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4,056
Can a monkey own a copyright interest in the pictures they may take? Wikipedia has refused a request to remove from its website a photograph taken by a macaque, which used British photographer David Slater’s equipment. Despite repeated takedown notices by Slater and the Caters News Agency...
Michael Wechsler
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8 min read
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When I first saw the Super Bowl ad featuring a personal injury lawyer, I thought that it was for an upcoming television miniseries based on a John Grisham novel I hadn't read. The premise of a reformed criminal lawyer who seeks to avenge his brother’s death and represent car wreck victims was...
Michael Wechsler
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3 min read
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4,015
Has anyone recently perused the Search Provider Agent Directory at the U.S. Copyright Office website for a DMCA / copyright infringement agent other than myself? You should because you might not be able to find your company listed. Browsing through the alphabetized entries would seem elementary...
Michael Wechsler
6 min read
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4,128
Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled that a Mexican immigrant, living illegally in the United States for 20 years, may not be barred from becoming a state licensed attorney. Despite acknowledging that an undocumented immigrant's presence in the country was an ongoing violation of federal...
Michael Wechsler
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3 min read
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With the popularity of the Gangnam Style horse dance fading in favor of gyrating to the "Harlem Shake", what might follow on the list of pop culture fads? Enter the "Gallon Smash Prank" - where college age immaturity meets vandalism - which has experienced skyrocketing YouTube views measured in...
Michael Wechsler
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5 min read
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3,700
Your right to unlock your cell phone has not only just expired but it has also become a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison with up to a $1,000,000 fine. Do these extraordinarily harsh penalties seem more likely to be the product of an Internet hoax? If you have or want to unlock your...
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