Category Archives: Criminal Law
I spent several years working at a firm that did a lot of criminal defense work. This semester, I’m an extern at a government office that prosecutes some crimes. The nice thing about being an extern in Michigan is that I get to appear in court and do everything from enter plea agreements to handling [...]
When you do it because of lawyers, it’s defensive medicine. But when you do it for lawyers, it’s fraud.
At least that’s the impression I’m left with. Look at this: Las Vegas surgeon Mark Kabins agreed this afternoon in U.S. District Court to plead guilty to misprision of a felony in the ongoing federal medical malpractice fraud case. If the court agrees to accept the plea agreement, Kabins will serve six months in home [...]
One of the current suggestions to fix our healthcare system is to enact a system known as “loser pays,” in which the loser of a lawsuit is forced to pay the legal costs of the winner. Tort reform advocates suggest that this change would fix many problems with our civil justice system. To them I [...]
Blow Energy mix, that is. I love all the tongue-in-cheek “drug” products for sale now. Blow Energy Drink Mix Product Description Looking for a little pick me up, but tend to frown upon the possibility of jail time? Well, look no further, because Blow Energy Mix is finally here. No bloody noses or policemen involved [...]
A couple of dumb teenage girls with self-esteem issues sending bra shots isn’t child pornography. What a waste of taxpayer resources. In one of the first civil rights suits to focus on the growing practice of "sexting," lawyers for the ACLU of Pennsylvania will be asking a federal judge Thursday to protect three teenage girls [...]