Blog Posts in October, 2012

  • A Brief Look at Jay-Z's "99 Problems" - Texas Style

    Jay-Z is one of the most influential artists of the past 20 years. As a rap artist, his social and political influence is unrivaled. As a producer, rapper, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist his success transcends international boundaries. His net worth is said to be in upwards of $450 million. However, this blog is not about Jay-Z, specifically. It's about a scenario played out in Jay-Z's hit ...
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  • I'm Gonna Draw Your Blood Without a Warrant - The Future of DWI Investigation?

    Undoubtedly, one of the most important criminal law issues of recent time is squarely set before the United States Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely. The question before the Court is whether or not a police officer can draw your blood without your permission and without a warrant if that officer believes you are drunk driving. In short, the government (Missouri) will argue that under the ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage, Drugs & Politics: Your Vote Doesn't Count?

    Alright, you got me; they'll be no talk of drugs in this blog post - Sex, Drugs and Politic s was a name of a really cool class I had in college. This is somewhat off topic for a criminal law blog but interesting nevertheless. The very legal procedure and intensive division amongst voters on same-sex marriage in our country has drawn the national spotlight. I'm actually neutral on what the outcome ...
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  • California Allows Young Undocumented Immigrants a Driver's License.

    California has become the first state to allow illegal immigrants that are eligible for work permits under President Obama's new immigration policy to receive a California driver's license. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will require California's Department of Motor Vehicles to accept whatever documentation the federal government gives to applicants in the deferred ...
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