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It's OK to Speak Your Mind, But Don't Hurt Anyone
Being a U.S. citizen gives you the right to voice your opinion, either with words or through your actions. In civil rights law, "speech" refers to all kinds of expression. But the U.S. Constitution, and the way it's been applied by courts, includes some exceptions. Your words and actions may not always ... Read more

The Basic Constitutional Rights of a U.S. Citizen
Civil liberties are about freedom. They determine what you as an individual are free to do, and what the government cannot do to infringe on your freedom. People often use the terms "civil rights" and "civil liberties" interchangeably, but they're somewhat different. Rights protect you from unfair treatment ... Read more

The Freedoms of the Press and Bloggers
The U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans the right to speak their minds in the media - print, broadcast, and electronic, and social media. Freedom of the press is covered by the First Amendment. It is similar to freedom of speech, but covers two bases. Not only can you speak, but you have the right ... Read more

The Right to Gather Has Some Restrictions
Both the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and most state constitutions protect your right to gather with other people for almost any reason: to express your religious views, to protest, even to have a party. But this doesn't mean you can do any of these things without restriction. You have the ... Read more

The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms
Congress ratified the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1791, granting Americans the right to bear arms. Interpreting the Second Amendment in modern times can be confusing. Legislatures are still trying to sort it out. The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted it to mean that most Americans ... Read more

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The school cannot restrain your child physically without special circumstances. For example, if your child were beating another child, your child would be restrained. What were the circumstances ? Ed ...Read more

Go to the selective service website. It explains that your Don can still register. They explain the limitation that it can be done until age 26.

generly speaking, you cannot be fired for a medical disability. I would need more information to tell you whether you have any recourse. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss further.&n ...Read more

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Birmingham-based health care firm named in lawsuit over inmate death from alleged starvation

Birmingham-based health care firm named in lawsuit over inmate death from alleged starvation from al.com http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/birmingham-based_company_named.html Simon W. J ... Read more

City of Indianapolis settles wrongful imprisonment lawsuit

City of Indianapolis settles wrongful imprisonment lawsuit from personalinjury.com http://www.personalinjury.com/news/city-indianapolis-settles-wrongful-imprisonment-lawsuit Simon W. Johnson swj@swjla ... Read more

PHILADELPHIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS: TRANSGENDER HIGH SCHOOL RESTROOMS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit handed down a favorable decision Tuesday for a Virginia teenager who has taken the fight against transgender discrimination in his high school to federal ... Read more

Court: Police Can’t Taser Subdued Arrestee

Police cannot continue to Taser subdued suspect; decision will impact law in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  Learn more at Bryan & Terrill here.  

No Trespassing sign won’t keep police off your yard. Will a moat?

A new decision from the Tenth Circuit discusses the effectiveness of No Trespassing signs in keeping the police off your yard.    Learn more at Bryan & Terrill Law here. 

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