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Warrantless Searches of Vehicles OK in PA

  PA Supreme Court rules police can conduct warrantless searches of vehicles Warrantless searches of vehicles by police are now legal in the State of Pennsylvania. On May 14th, Eric Boehm of the PA Independent reported that “The state Supreme Court ruled last week that police are allowed to search vehicles without a warrant. The state General Assembly, meanwhile, is moving forward with a bill that would give cops the… Read More »

Defamation: Truth Not Absolute Defense

Cases where courts found defamation for truthful speech I was reading a blog by Itai Maytal that was about a defamation claim, where a blogger was ordered to pay $60,000 in damages to a plaintiff over truthful information. From my knowledge, the First Amendment protects all speech that is based upon “truth.” Maytal confirmed my assertion of  speech rights in the following statements: One of the first things I learned… Read More »

Pardon From Obama Not Likely for Manning

Unlikely that Obama will pardon Private Manning Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on August 21, 2013. Now, Pvt. Manning and his attorney David Coombs are moving for a pardon from President Obama. Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 charges, 6 of which were charges under the Espionage Act. On September 4th, Manning formally appealed to President Obama for a pardon.… Read More »

Sanders: Firebrand senator of Vermont

Senator Sanders speaks of issues that affect the American public Senator Bernie Sanders describes this as the worst economic times since the Great Depression, where the top 1% richest people in the U.S. own 40% of the total wealth in the U.S., where Working class America is stuck ‘footing the bill’ to bail-out corporations who engaged in reckless and in many cases illegal financial behavior. There have been few representatives in… Read More »