Top 10 Blog Articles of 2015

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Top 10 Blog Articles of 2015

2015 was a very scary year, but there were bright spots here and there. Mass shootings were seemly everywhere. Tens of thousands of refugees fled the war-torn Middle East. Terrorists attacked France and California. Police shootings made people wonder whether black lives matter. The Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal. And Donald Trump announced he was running for President.

1. Can Donald Trump Actually Take Care of the “Muslim Problem” And Make America Great Again?

The biggest show in 2015 was Donald Trump. Whether you loved him or hated him, the media reported on everything Trump said. His ideas, such as banning Muslims from entering the U.S., were considered outrageous, impractical, and offensive by many. Was his proposal legal though?

2. How Long Will It Take To Settle Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The legal process can be a law and frustrating process. Clients often ask their attorney how long before they can expect to be paid. This blog goes in depth about if and when a client can expect to be paid.

3. Supreme Court to Decide If States Can Ban Same-Sex Marriage

2015 saw a major shift in America’s legal and political landscape. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire United States. The justices had a number of options before making their final ruling. This article explores what those options were and the potential consequences of the Supreme Court’s Ruling.

4. Jury Holds Gun Store Responsible For Milwaukee Shooting of Police Officers

Shootings were constantly in the headlines in 2015. Whether it was a white supremacist slaughtering a church, an on-air shooting of a news reporter, or a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, gun violence in America was seemly everywhere. Gun control was debated, but Milwaukee was one of the rare times that a gun store was found liable for a shooter’s actions.

5. Robin Williams Takes His Publicity Rights Seriously, Even After Death

The voice of Genie in Disney’s Aladdin closely guarded the use of his work during his life. Even after Robin Williams died in 2014, his estate continued to safeguard his legacy. But should Mrs. Doubtfire be able to control his publicity even after he’s gone?

6. Should Restaurant Employees Be Required to Wash Their Hands?

It seems obvious that restaurant employees should be legally required to wash their hands. But what if the standard was lowered? One senator debates whether businesses can just disclose their employee’s hygiene habits and whether that’s enough for public health.

7. Child Spanking In the Modern Age

Child spanking creates discourse everywhere, from talk shows to the dinner table. From the beginning of the American legal system, lawmakers did not want laws that affected how a man runs his home. But things have changed over the years.

8. Kansas Woman Alleges She Was Fired For Not Attending Church

The last few years have spawned a lot of discussion about religious freedom and the role churches play in American life. Many Christians fear they are being persecuted by an ever increasing secular government. In Kansas though, one case attempts to make the claim that a Christian nation can still discriminate against Christians.

9. Why the Controlled Substances Act Should Be Repealed

America’s War on Drugs started in the 1970’s and continues today. During these decades, very few people have examined the Controlled Substances Act, the law that created the War on Drugs. A close look at the Controlled Substances Act revealed a labyrinth of confusing contradictions that calls into question whether the War on Drugs is based on any kind of real logic. 

10. Legal Basis for Prosecution of Killing of Cecil the Lion

“Cecil the Lion” was one of Zimbabwean’s biggest tourist attractions, until a Minnesota dentist killed the 13 year old lion. Mr. Palmer might have a new trophy, but the international and legal outrage was enormous.

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