Tag Archive: courtroom demeanor

Mar 30 2015

Georgia Supreme Court Rules That Internet Posts About Someone Don’t Constitute “Stalking”

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously overturned a lower court’s permanent protective order against a Columbus, Georgia businessman named Matthew Chan; Chan had been hit with the order back in 2013 when a woman named Linda Ellis claimed she feared for her safety after reading 9 posts on Chan’s website, called ExtortionLetterInfo.com (“ELI”). [Disclaimer: Since …

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Jul 02 2012

Error or Message in Supreme Court Decision?

So I go away on a cruise for a week and the Supreme Court of the United States decides to put out a series of major decisions that shows the division among the justices and the deepening politicization of the Court. But this is not a Constitutional Law blog. If you want heady analysis about …

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Aug 16 2011

Artists and Record Companies To Wage War Over Song Rights

In the Mid-1970s, Congress changed the Copyright Act to allow songwriters and composers to file claims to “reclaim” their music from the recording companies and publishing houses that owned the rights to them. The law was made effective on January 1, 1978 and required artists to wait 35 years before they could file for reclamation …

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Feb 18 2011

Improving Nassau County’s Arraignment Practices

Awhile ago I wrote an article for “The Attorney” Magazine about the inequities of the arraignment process in Nassau County.  The article resulted in the re-construction and re-alignment of the courtroom where arraignments are held with the moving of the District Attorney’s desk from the front of the courtroom at the right hand of the …

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