5 Requirements for Legally-Justified Self-Defense

Self-defense is a tricky area because law enforcement tries to abide by the rights of both parties. A person does have the right to defend himself or herself in certain situations, but in others, it is against the law. The following are five of the requirements that a person must meet before his or her act of self-defense can...

Are Duty-to-Retreat Laws Fair?

Currently, only 17 states require would-be victims of violent crime to retreat before using force in self-defense. In its most basic form, these laws state that if you are threatened with deadly force you are not allowed to use force in self defense unless all other options (namely retreat) are unavailable. Rather than fight, you have to retreat to...

Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

There was a time when yelling “fire” in a crowded theater was the only form of speech not protected by the first amendment. Free speech sits right there next to freedom of religion, the freedom to peacefully assemble and a free press as among our most inalienable rights. Recently, however, many believe our first amendment rights have come under...

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

What is the New Hampshire Right to Work Law?

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State government officials are in a quandary over the decision of whether or not to adopt Right-to-Work legislation. For a decade, lawmakers remained at odds over the bill. Governor Chris Sununu believes Right-to-Work “gives employees once and for all the flexibility they deserve in the workplace.” He hopes the legislation would attract new companies to the state and improve...

What to Do If Charged with Domestic Violence

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What is Domestic Violence Legal Definition? Domestic violence (DV) is violent or aggressive behavior with an intimate partner, spouse, or family member. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on what allegedly occurred. Incarceration can be as little as one day or up to several years depending on the type of DV conduct. Domestic violence (DV) can have...

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What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that...

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Is Your Privacy Protected Despite Internet Search-Ability?

Many people use search engines to find restaurants in unfamiliar cities when on vacation, to settle pointless debates between family members, and find particular...