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Are the Rights of the Accused Being Diminished by a Weak Judiciary Through the Mob Mentality of Protesting and Petition Signing on the Likes of Facebook and other Social Media Sites?

Are the Rights of the Accused Being Diminished by a Weak Judiciary Through the Mob Mentality of Protesting and Petition Signing on the Likes of Facebook and other Social Media Sites?

There are very few judicial actions, other than criminal trials, that stir the social media crowds. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, and local newspaper blogs are froth with petitions to “bring” justice to the accused, when certain special interest groups get involved in the criminal process. Over the past eight to ten years, the courts have seen an increase in petitions signed by online “registrants or guests” to bring swift and exact justice, against citizens charged with committing certain criminal acts that their group believes is so repulsive that Due Process of Law should take a side step to the protestors demands. But what does the U.S. and Florida Constitutions have to say about these issues? The issues of protesting and petitions in the criminal justice arenas are not new,… […]

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Immigration News That Will Affect Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration News That Will Affect Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

The Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill on Thursday afternoon, after a recently hashed-out compromise on border security helped persuade a total of 14 Republicans to vote for the measure. The bill, which passed 68-32, could face a steep uphill climb in the Republican-controlled House. The vote brings Congress a step closer to passing its first major immigration reform since the 1986 amnesty bill that legalized more than 3 million immigrants under President Ronald Reagan. The reform will implement a mandatory, national employment verification system; allow for more legal immigration of low- and high-skilled workers; beef up border security; and eventually give green cards to most of the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants who pass background checks and pay fines. The bill has moved to the right in the… […]

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How the Supreme Court Ruling on Gun Control Affects Florida Laws

The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment Handguns have been banned in the city of Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, III, for nearly 30 years. Everything changed on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment right will now apply to state and local gun control laws. Many Chicago residents are sighing with relief at the overturned gun ban. Richard Roeper, a Chicago Sun-Times Columnist reported: In Chicago, any gang-banging thug who wants a gun can get a gun. A lot of people can get a gun more easily than they can get a credit card.” The 5-4 decision led by new Chief Justice Roberts split the court along ideological lines. The justices also made note however, that some limitations could possibly survive some legal conflicts.… […]

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