Judge Lets Miami Beach Puppy-Killer Walk Free

Courts are venues and judges arbiters of justice but over the years we have been seeing cases where judges act not to deliver but deny justice to victims, be those victims humans or voiceless creatures. The recent judgment of a 6-year-long trial of an animal cruelty-leading-to-death case in Miami Beach is an example of failed…

Everything You Would Need to Know about H-1B Visas

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry An H-1B is a visa that gives a person the right to travel to the United States for a “temporary stay”. H-1B visas are for highly skilled foreigners working in the U.S. which allows foreigners with advanced degrees to be employed; they may come in a many different forms (student visas,…

Laws Regarding Pranks and Pranksters

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Pranks and practical jokes have been around since the beginning of time, yet reality television is a far more recent concept that began in the late 1940s. Over time, as these reality shows started drawing more viewers, so did the drive to push the limits as to what perhaps should or…

Renter’s Rights and the Law

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Increases in the cost of housing compounded with the increases with the costs of living today causes many to rent, either by choice or by necessity. A rental agreement is an agreement to rent property (commonly referred to as a “lease”). Rental agreements may be either written or oral. An actual legal…

Child Welfare Laws Regarding Leaving Kids Home Alone

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry Throughout the world today, the welfare and safety of children has been a top priority. World courts, governments, and judicial systems have attempted to take on such issues as forced child labor, child abuse, malnutrition, neglect, childhood poverty and education. Yet a more simplistic one remains, i.e., what is the appropriate…

Should Marriage be Privatized?

by Bob Branco For a long time, couples who want to get married in this country have been required to obtain a state marriage license. This policy has been in effect since the establishment of the marriage tax. Prior to that, marriage was privatized. I recently found out that Rand Paul would like to privatize…

Financial Trade Laws’ Effect on the Laymen

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry News sources today regularly report on financial news, stocks, and trade deals, yet despite these reports, the public for the most part is in the dark when it comes to understanding the impacts of such deals and trade agreements. NAFTA and the TPP Trade Agreements When a new trade agreement is…

Sanctuary Cities and the Law

by Gordon Jeremiah Berry A sanctuary city is a name to a given city in the United States that follows certain procedures that shelters illegal immigrant(s), from the fear of deportation. Legal Terms of Sanctuary Cities Basic legal terms that are often referred to when addressing sanctuary cities are “de jure” and “de facto”. De…