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Email Privacy

The recent travails of Paula Broadwell and David Petraeus and their emails has raised a lot of questions, many of which have been answered, at least partially, by citations to the PATRIOT ACT or national security.  But what about email … Continue reading

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Jury Duty – Part 4

4.  What skills are essential for a good juror? Active listening, good memory, and the ability to make decisions for yourself to determine the fate of the person who is charged.  In other words, stand your ground when you make … Continue reading

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Jury Duty – Part 3

3.  What are the lawyers looking for?  “Impartial,” “disinterested” and “uninterested” are words the selection process uses.  They are not synonyms however.  So what do these words mean in the legal context?*Impartial: not prejudiced towards or against any particular side … Continue reading

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Jury Duty – Part 2

2. Don’t lie when you do you get there. When you get to the courthouse and they are selecting jurors for a trial, don’t lie.  Don’t tell the attorneys and judge that you are impartial, disinterested or uninterested in the … Continue reading

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Jury Duty – Part 1

I love juries.  I have great faith in the basic good sense of my fellow citizens. They are the bulwark of U.S. justice and our democracy.  It is not too far-fetched to argue that without juries to put a check … Continue reading

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