Lady Justice, Please Take Off That Blindfold

Lady Justice, Please Take Off That Blindfold By Catherine J. Frompovich When I studied law (Certified Paralegal), I remember the night in class when the attorney prof was making a verbal legal point of law illustration that prompted my automatic-reflex-reaction, vocal blurt out, “So that’s why Justice is blindfolded!” The entire class was stunned, as was the prof, but after a minute or so, he looked directly at me and said, “Yes, Catherine, that’s why.”  I was dumbfounded that he would agree with me, but his candor made up my…

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The Secret Algorithm That Could Send You to Prison, Take Your Kids, or Crash Your Car

The Secret Algorithm That Could Send You to Prison, Take Your Kids, or Crash Your Car By Joe Jarvis In 1603, English officials arrested Sir Walter Raleigh. They charged him with treason. He was allegedly involved in a plot to overthrow and kill the new King, James I. At his trial, prosecutors entered just one piece of evidence. It was a confession letter written by the man who allegedly planned the plot, Lord Cobham. The letter named Raleigh a co-conspirator. Sir Walter Raleigh said the confession alone was not reliable.…

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Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto By Catherine J. Frompovich The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby “the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and…

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Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice?

Wrongfully Imprisoned for 31 Years, and THIS is Considered Justice? By Joe Jarvis After spending over three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Lawrence McKinney was cleared of the charges in 2008 after DNA evidence was tested. It took another year for the government to release him from custody. They sent Lawrence out into a world he didn’t know. But they didn’t let him leave empty-handed. The government gave Lawrence McKinney $75. Seventy-five-dollars to start a new life after being wrongfully caged by government prosecutors all…

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