Family and Medical Leave Act Claim in a Mixed-Motive Case.

April 12, 2017

Joseph Egan worked for the Delaware River Port Authority from July 2008 until October 2012. His primary responsibility was to manage fleet assets such as police vehicles, heavy equipment, and other vehicles. In March 2012, Egan was transferred to the Engineering Department and began reporting to Michael Venuto. Egan testified…

Scott Pruitt New Head of the EPA

February 18, 2017

 Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior was the first cabinet member in history to go to jail for crimes committed while serving in office. The Teapot Dome Scandal http://www.aprilsmith.org/lesson-2-scandal.html What the United States is about to experience will make Teapot Dome pale in comparison because the Senate just voted to…

The 4th Amendment & New Surveillance Technology.

February 13, 2017

Today, due to the new technology used for surveillance the principles of the 4th Amendment face new challenges. Surveillance has moved from passive to active collection, from targeted to bulk collection and more intrusive methods of surveillance are being utilized. Passive to Active Collection Traditional forms of passive collection like…

Know Your Rights: Police Citizen Encounters.

February 12, 2017

Judicial interpretation of the coverage and meaning of the 4th amendment have changed over the years. The amendment consists of two conjunctive clauses, one prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall…

“Lynch Law in All Its Phases” Ida B. Wells

February 4, 2017

I am before the American people today through no inclination of my own, but because of a deep-seated conviction that the country at large does not know the extent to which lynch law prevails in parts of the Republic, nor the conditions which force into exile those who speak the…

Pompeo New Director of CIA

January 25, 2017

Mike Pompeo is the new Director of the CIA. The far right Kansas Republican has, in the past, defended CIA officials who engaged in torture, calling them patriots. During his conformation hearing he acknowledged that he would be open to altering the 2015 law prohibiting the government from using techniques…

The Need For An Experienced Trial Attorney

January 10, 2017

 The following case illustrates what can happens when your trial attorney does not have a basic understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence. In this case the Defense attorney did not understand how to impeachment a witness by a prior conviction, Evidence Rule 609, and how to challenge the testimony…

Clinton Was A Bad Candidate – Period.

December 25, 2016

A friend called me out on his Facebook page because I said Hillary Clinton was a bad candidate. I stand by the statement and believe the following information will support my position. The core of the Obama coalition was an alliance between black voters and Northern white voters. In this…

False Light Image of Trump Supporters Created by Media

November 10, 2016

The media has the power to basically control how we see each other. The media has created an image of Black people living in inner cities. Is it the same image Donald Trump used when making his pitch for the Black vote – probably. It is an image that many…

2016 is the Fiftieth Anniversary of Miranda Decision

October 19, 2016

This past June was the fiftieth anniversary of  Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) which required that during custodial interrogations an accused must be advised of his Fifth Amendment right against self-imcrimination, and his Sixth Amendment right to counsel. In Miranda a young woman was returning home from work…