What is it about the age of 18 that magically turns us into full-fledged adults with all the rights and burdens that the status implies? Nothing, really. The law had to draw a line somewhere and age 18 was chosen.
On the heels of news about the "House of Horrors" in Cleveland where three young women were held as sex slaves, Danielle is pushing for heightened awareness about how pervasive human sex trafficking is -- nationwide. For Danielle words matter.
I've always wondered why jurors aren't allowed to play a more active role in the trial process. If we count on our fellow citizens to pass judgment, don't we want them to fully understand the proceedings and the facts of a case?
We have all been bombarded by over-the-top, blaringly obnoxious commercials and lurched for the remote to turn down the volume, right? Well, now the law mandates there is to be an official place to complain.
By the time you read this, I earnestly hope that formar Marine Lance Corporal Jon Hammar is a free man. For almost four months, he has been held in a notoriously dangerous prison on a trumped up charge that he tried to bring a military weapon into Mexico.
Can a dog violate your constitutional rights? The high court recently agreed to hear two separate cases from Florida in which police dogs, trained to sniff out illegal drugs, alerted their human handlers to the presence of drugs.
The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky wasn't justice for just the ten victims who had their stories told in open court. It was also for at least a dozen other men who have now come forward to say the former Penn State football coach molested them too. I was there to see it.
Now, for the very first time, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York has ruled on the legality of poker and come down squarely on the side of card players. Hooray for Judge Jack Weinstein who ruled that poker is a game of skill not a game of chance.
It's time for a lesson in the latest illegal street drugs. You might want to tear out this column and carry it with you to help remember the modern-day lingo associated with today's illicit drug trade.
Can you commit suicide by drinking 1/2 a bottle of Bactine? Prominent medical experts say no way. But Baltimore Police insist that is what caused the death of 16-year-old Annie McCann. Who isn't looking at reality here? Annie's parents or the PD?
It's time for North Dakota -- and the handful of other states without meaningful anti-discrimination laws -- to pass legislation with teeth in it to protect the constitutional rights of every American citizen.
In a day when the words "Catholic" and "priest" often conjure up negative thoughts I want to tell you a story about a man who saw injustice and took on an entire police department to try to set things right. He would be the first to tell you he didn't do it alone.