Law & Legal Issues
The Silver-Tongued Lawyer With A Gun: Temple Lea Houston
Lawyer, Temple Lea Houston was considered one of the finest orators in the country. Son of famous Sam Houston, Temple made a name for himself as a lawyer and his theatrics in the courtroom. And always with his Colt 45.
Law: How to Seek Help in a Case of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence where the man beats the wife has been there for centuries but it is only in the 20th century that this problem has come to the fore and laws have been framed that are gender friendly.
Law: Legal Aid in a Criminal Case for the Destitute and Poor
In English-speaking democracies and where the British Empire prevailed criminal law goes by the adage that you are not guilty till proven so. You are entitled to have a defense lawyer and in case you are poor and destitute, it is the responsibility of the state to arrange your legal defense.
Matter of Law: When and How to Sue for an Intrusion
In a democratic set up intrusion or invading anyone's privacy is extremely important. Here is a brief introduction to this topic.
How a Country Can Become a “balancer” in the World
A country cannot be a "Balancer" of the world without technological and military power as it is no nation Africa is fit to assume the role of a superpower because the continent as a role cannot feed her people.
Texas Takes the Texas Chainsaw to Massacre Abortion Law
If you ever saw the B-movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you know it is just mayhem and horror scene after scene. Now, in real life, a similar diabolical state law on abortion and women's rights!
Public Teacher Slipped and Ultimately Died - Government to Blame?
Workers in the public sector also need good compensation. Is the government to blame when an ordinary worker can't even afford to have their child delivered at a hospital?
Is it Easy to Get Fired as a Probationary Employee?
Probationary employment is a way for employers to assess whether the value you add to their organization is enough to keep you on. It may be easier to get rid of probationary employees than it is for regular employees, but that doesn't mean the right to security tenure isn't applicable.
Losing Your Job due to Gross Neglect
When your employer fires you by reason of gross neglect, it's not the end of the line. Under Philippine labor law, it has the burden of proving that the reason you're fired is among the just and authorized causes provided for. Also, gross neglect has to be habitual and can't be an isolated incident.
When Can an Employee Demand a Bonus?
Under normal circumstances, an employee can't demand a bonus. But what if that bonus was something the employees had gotten used to, and what if there was a CBA supporting their claim? Employees are in a better position to demand for better pay, benefits, and working conditions when organized.
Suspended But Still Went to Work – Are You in Trouble?
Getting suspended for committing an offense in the workplace means you shouldn't go back to work until after your suspension sentence. But what if you went to work, anyway? Just how serious can things get when you defy your own company's orders and go back to work?
When Can Your Employer Fire You for Not Showing Up?
Employers have the power to fire you for just causes, and an employee not showing up for his job is a common reason for him to get fired. But there are legal requirements needed for an employer to legally dismiss an employee for abandoning his job. The case of Diamond Taxi v. Llamas is illustrative.
ICE Agency: Migrant Rights Defenders Report They Are Being Persecuted by ICE
The University of Washington presented a report that gathers hundreds of complaints from immigrant rights activists against the ICE agency.
Five Habits You Can Practice to Make the World a Better Place
In a world of more than 10 billion people, we have single men and women who owns 100 billion of dollars to their name yet they are unable to make change probably because they don't know what to do, how to go about making the world a better place or don't feel like making a change.
Is opening up a good idea?
Will everything ever be the same again, I guess none of us possess the capability to interpret the future correctly all we have are assumptions about the current day scenario. Will opening up be any good to the economy or just an opportunity for the virus to spread further?
Pakistan and 'Doctrine of Necessity':only Country in the World to Use This Law to Justify Military Rule
The 'doctrine of necessity,' is an ancient Roman law that has never been used in any country in the 20th century but Pakistan Supreme Court has the distinction of having used this law to justify repeated military coups take over of Pakistan.
Summary of the Trial of O.J. Simpson
If you have heard the name O.J. Simpson, then you probably have heard about his murder trial in the 1990s. Ever want a quick synopsis of the trial and the evidence presented without having to read five wikipedia pages? Well here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Vaccination Refusal: Legal Basis
COVID-19 vaccines are already here and it is becoming increasingly unlikely that people will be able to say No. As much as we'd all love to end this pandemic by helping achieve herd immunity one dose at a time, we have to look at mass inoculations from a historical perspective.
What Rights Do Women Have in Non-Westernized Countries
A right of a woman is taken from her by a man. She is helpless and not worthy of a man in the non-westernized countries.
Common Mistakes People Make When Applying For Immigration
Migrating to the United States, whether for educational opportunities or searching for a job, can be an exciting prospect. However, due to the challenging nature of immigration laws and procedures, the immigration process can be daunting for application submissions. It would require an experienced a
5 Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer to Represent You
Like everything that has to deal with the law and government, it is best always to consult immigration lawyers when starting the process. Navigating immigration law on your own can be a daunting and challenging endeavour. You do not want to go through it on your own and make life-altering mistakes t
Why You Should Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident
After a car accident, many life-changing things are going on in your life, and naturally, you have a lot of questions. From wondering how you would recover to thinking about returning to work and giving your best despite your injuries, you like to know what to do next.
How to Determine If You Need a Lawyer
common misconception is that you only need a lawyer when you get into trouble; this is not the case. You could save yourself a lot of trouble if you got a lawyer before entering into the transactions in the first place.
5 Consequences of Car Accidents beyond Injury
The aftermath and consequences of a car accident can be devastating. In addition to recovering from the physical injuries and putting your life back on the “normal” track as soon as you can, there are lots of other consequence sand setbacks that increase the suffering you would have to endure after
Universal Face Mask Mandates Are a Vendetta Against Rational Thought
Mandating face masks for every person in society is an utterly cruel, unreasonable, oppressive act, stemming from profound ignorance or from unconscionable deceit.
Non-Violent Movements Work Better to Achieve Goals as Told in This Inspiring Book for Young Readers of History
What better time is there for young readers of history to read Todd Hasak Lowy's We Are Power: How Nonviolent Acivism Changed the World? Teachers who teach history, social studies, or other subjects will want to add this book to their classroom library. Nonviolent activism is the key to peace.
The African American Female Legal Diva Who Sent A Mafia Boss to Prison
Acting as assistant district attorney under Thomas Dewey, Eunice Carter, the African American Legal Eagle spearheaded the charge and conviction of mafia boss Lucky Luciano while fighting race and gender discrimination.