Archive | January, 2014

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND JURY SERVICE

Case law has evolved over the years in the area of how juries are selected (or to be more accurate, deselected). Most of the general public knows that before a trial begins, each side “strikes” a number of jurors that they do not want for [...]

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WYOMING – MY KIND OF STATE

Sometimes I wonder which state I would want to live in if I was not happily entrenched in Carrollton, GA. Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Idaho come to mind. However, if I had to make this decision based on the quality of the judiciary, it would hav [...]

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THE FIVE OBJECTIVES OF CRIMINAL LAWS

Since the time of ancient civilizations, criminal laws have been distinctive for the uniquely serious potential consequences for failure to abide by the law of a specific culture or region of the world. With the exception of monarch, dictatorial and [...]

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NEW LAWS FOR 2014

While I normally write about Georgia law, particularly criminal law, there are some interesting new laws that will take effect this year. Historically, law and culture in the United States changes as more states adopt similar laws. While that may not [...]

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SUPER MAN

I got the text message from Maryellen Simmons on January 1, 2014. Gerald Patrick Word Jr. “Patrick” had passed away. Don’t get Patrick confused with his father, Gerald Patrick Word Sr. Gerry Word is alive and well. I just like to us [...]

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