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“OPERATION RUBDOWN”: How Rhode Island Accidentally Legalized Prostitution

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OPERATION RUBDOWN. Depending on how sexually repressed you are, maybe you interpreted that title differently from your peers. To Rhode Island, Operation Rubdown isn’t a XXX flick (See, I knew that’s where your head was at). Instead, it was part of a legal gaffe that left eggs on the faces of lawmakers when they accidently…
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Shooting the Messenger

You have to hand it to Florida. When your state acquits George Zimmerman and rules that a blind man who shot and killed his friend during a drunken argument is legally entitled to the return of his assault rifle and Glock pistol, and in June passes a law prohibiting schools from disciplining students who display…
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How a Few Prisons are Turning Their Inmates into Human Guinea Pigs

Recently the State of Arizona held what may arguably be considered the most botched execution to ever take place in the United States. On July 23, the execution of convicted murderer Joseph Wood lasted nearly two hours after Arizona’s Department of Corrections administered an experimental cocktail of lethal drugs that the state had never before…
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Payback Time

As recently noted on our sister blog site, http://blog.rocketlawyer.com/who-can-afford-to-go-to-jail-916099, folks being funneled through our nations’ criminal justice system are being charged, not only with the usual misdemeanors and felonies, but an ever-expanding and costly array of fees, fines, penalties and interest payments for their use of court services, including, but by no means limited to:…
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Hobby Lobby, The Establishment Clause, and Why It’s Time to Rethink the Constitution

The failure of the nation to update the Constitution and the structure of government it originally bequeathed to us is at the root of our current political dysfunction. - Larry Sabato, “A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country.” It’s a shame the deep-pocketed theocrats that run…
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