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  • Civil Judgment Entered Against Evansville Police Department in Excessive Force Case
    Civil Judgment Entered Against Evansville Police Department in Excessive Force Case

    In March of 2015, Doug Scholp was fifty-five years old and had several medical issues, which required him to use a cane to help him with walking. On March 26, Scholp was driving to his home when two ...

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  • Yes, That Actually Happened
    Yes, That Actually Happened

    On the early morning hours of a new year’s day, “John”, who is African American, was driving to his home from a friend’s house. Around that same time, an off duty reserve police officer was returning ...

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  • Title IX Investigations: Criminal Cases But Without the Due Process
    Title IX Investigations: Criminal Cases But Without the Due Process

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law that was originally designed to prevent and combat gender discrimination in education. This undeniably worthy goal has, unfortunately, created institutional ...

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  • Does the Government have rights?
    Does the Government have rights?

    There is a debate recently brewing whether governments have rights. See www.reason.com The Volokh Conspiracy Government Rights January 22, 2018. This debate and discussion is not new, but a lasting ...

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  • Jack Bauer's Magic Wand:  Prospective Pardons
    Jack Bauer's Magic Wand: Prospective Pardons

    Under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the President “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” ...

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  • Miranda Rights Are Not Just for Miranda
    Miranda Rights Are Not Just for Miranda

    Following the landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Miranda v. Arizona , 384 U.S. 436, 472 (1966), “an individual held for interrogation must be clearly informed that he has ...

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