Archive | January, 2013

CLARENCE THOMAS

PROFILES IN COURAGE – CLARENCE THOMAS As a lawyer, it is quite natural to think about whom in my profession I admire the most. For me, it has always been United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Thomas was bor [...]

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GEORGIA SUPREME COURT LIMITS THE USE OF WIRETAPS

The Georgia Supreme Court issued a powerful 4th Amendment decision on January 7th where the Court unanimously reversed the Court of Appeals regarding the reach of a judges’ power to issue wiretap warrants. Wiretap warrants are an essenti [...]

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THE NEW CRIMINAL RECORD RESTRICTION LAW

One of the biggest problems that some of our citizens face when they are arrested for a crime is the difficulty in obtaining employment. I have spoken with and counseled hundreds of people who have sought to have their records expunged in order to g [...]

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BEARING FALSE WITNESS

Our judicial system is based on an adversarial model where the ultimate goal is to find the truth of an underlying disputed matter. Direct examination, cross-examination, and the rules of evidence assist the judge or jury in determining what happene [...]

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