Constitutional Law

Rick Perry’s lawsuit to get on the ballot…

Rick Perry’s lawsuit to get on the ballot for the Virginia Republican primary raises interesting issues, but ultimately it will lose....
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It’s not a crime to not carry proof of insurance

Under Virginia law, every driver is required to have liability insurance on his or her car, or else pay an administrative fee of $500 that goes into an uninsured motorists’ fund.  Although it is always a good idea to carry proof of liability insurance with you, it is not actually a crime NOT to have […]...
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People v. Rivera — the Illinois Appellate Court Got It Right

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing the pending case of People v. Rivera, in the Illinois Appellate Court. This case involved a horrible rape-murder of  11-year-old Holly Staker, committed in 1992. Juan Rivera confessed, but his confession made no sense and didn’t fit the facts.  (For one thing, he stated in […]...
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