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Innocence and Guilt Beyond Reasonable Doubt


The Bill of Rights guarantees that every accused is deemed innocent of the crime he is charged with unless evidence is presented to prove otherwise. In criminal law, we often hear the term “beyond reasonable doubt”. This is the standard or the burden of proof that prosecutors must present and defense lawyers

[W]hile black and white men from low-income families had similarly high rates of criminal convictions, those convictions mattered far more to the lives of the black men. At age 28, 54 percent of white men with a record were employed full time making an average of $20 an hour; among black men with records, 33 percent were employed, making just over $10 an hour, or half that of their white peers.

Paris police put the kibosh on planned ‘HiddenCash’ treasure hunt


Paris police put the kibosh on planned ‘HiddenCash’ treasure hunt

Paris (AFP) – American philanthropist Jason Buzi will not be allowed to stage his quirky @Hidden Cash treasure hunt in Paris at the weekend, police said Wednesday.

“The distribution of money in public is forbidden by French criminal law” and punishable by six months in jail and a 30,000 euro ($40,000) fine, police said in a letter to Buzi, a wealthy real estate investor.

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Disgraced London mayor and crook Joe Fontana to resign

LONDON, Ont. — Days after being convicted of three crimes, Mayor Joe Fontana is resigning from office — ending a three-decade political career in disgrace.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Fontana says he will speak to reporters Thursday but in the meantime is taking steps to “ensure a smooth transition for whomever takes the interim mayor’s position.”

It’s been three days since Fontana was convicted and while Londoners overwhelmingly expected him to resign - and even some political allies are calling on him to do so - Fontana had made no moves since Friday morning.

Technically, he remained mayor as of mid-day Monday.

Under Ontario law, a criminal conviction doesn’t disqualify a mayor from continuing to hold office.

Essentially, Fontana could hold onto power for now if he so chooses.

But his sentencing is set for July 15. If he’s put behind bars for even one day, he’d be automatically disqualified from remaining in the mayor’s chair.

Fontana was convicted Friday of breach of trust, fraud under $5,000 and uttering a forged document.

The crimes were committed in 2005, when he was Liberal MP for London North Centre and a cabinet minister in Paul Martin’s government […]

(Source: fycanadianpolitics)

Supreme Court Rules 9-0 for Susan B. Anthony List in Case Arising from Ohio 'False' Speech Law


Yes, progressives. The 1st amendment still exists.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in favor of the conservative anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, allowing the group to proceed with a First Amendment challenge against an Ohio law criminalizing “false” political speech.

The case of Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus arose during the 2010 congressional elections when the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) announced its intention to oppose the reelection campaign of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) by purchasing billboard and radio ads describing Driehaus’ vote for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as tantamount to supporting “tax-payer funded abortion.”


Alabama loses antisodomy law

— An Alabama appeals court has ruled that a state law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously overturned the state’s antisodomy law. The judges said it was the first time the law’s …


Alabama loses antisodomy law

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer


Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

It is such a frightening experience for you to wake up and find yourself locked up in a prison cell and being accused with driving under the influence. People who experience this situation are mostly first time offenders and are often startled to find out that first offense of the DUI law can cost as much as 50,000 dollars in the city of Los Angeles. This amount of money…

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What You Should Know About California DUI Lawyer


California DUI Lawyer Any California DUI Lawyer will tell you that DUI laws in California are some of the strictest in the United States and could cause months, years, and even a life time of adverse repercussions. The DUI laws are complex due to all of the variables that can be associated with a DUI situation. How the drunk driver is treated and how fines are imposed rely on a variety of factors. Somebody without a lawful education and encounter with California s DUI laws may not be able to completely comprehend the laws, so contacting a California DUI lawyer if you ve been arrested for DUI is very important to your situation. These attorneys understand the complexities of the legislation and have accessibility to professional witnesses, every one of which could help you to construct a more powerful protection. California DUI In California, there are 2 parts to a DUI case. One component focuses on the defendant being impaired to securely run an automobile at the time of the arrest. T