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Church and state interaction is inevitable. However, limits to this convergence exist. Under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
For some, the word "appellate" triggers a Pavlovian-like response: move on to something else. Appellate litigation is equated with writing, which many lawyers dislike.
Authors of legal-writing books face an unenviable task – discovering originality in an area almost devoid of it.
Unpaid interns are making headlines for their lawsuits demanding compensation. As courts grapple with whether unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, all businesses - including law firms - should consider whether their unpaid internship program warrants revision.
Defending Religious Freedom is evolving as a Major issue. Hobby Lobby; the Tennessee student suspended for saying "God bless you;" the Houston Mayor subpoenaing Pastor's SERMONS. But does the Constitution actually state "Separation of Church and State?"
Nikki Woods, Esq. to join Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, PC
Appellate Standards of Review; understanding Harmless Error
Further understanding of appellate standards of review. Finding a way to get de novo review for your appeal.
There has been controversy about the smoking of marijuana in the US for decades. American support for legalizing marijuana has changed a great deal, according to the statistics in the graphic below.
Many solo practitioners and small law firms spend countless hours helping others map out and plan for “what if” scenarios, but not enough plan for the “what if” scenarios that may affect them, their law firm and their clients should they suddenly die or become incapacitated.