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A.J. Firstman

Legal Blog Writer

A.J. Firstman, Legal Blog Writer

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AJ Firstman is a writer who got his undergraduate degree in Economics from Colorado State University and a Master's in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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  • Why The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Abortion Case Is Different

    Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health, currently…

  • Death and Digital Privacy: Please Delete My Browser History, Bro

    Since the dawn of the Internet Age, world wide web users have been concerned about their digital privacy, but what about the digital privacy of the deceased? While there is a new trend for internet accounts to allow users to select account successors, will your BFF or best bro really be able to fulfill your last dying wish of deleting your web history before your mother sees it?

  • 'Central Park Karen' Unironically Sues for Racial Discrimination

    A three-judge panel for the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expressed significant skepticism about the merits of a case they heard on May 19. The plaintiff, a woman named Amy Cooper, had filed a lawsuit claiming that her former employer had illegally fired her, defamed her character, and discriminated against…

  • Traveling With Pets? 5 Laws You Should Know

    Traveling with pets? There are some laws you should know about. For many of us, our furry (or fur-less) little friends are not only that -- they're family. It's not uncommon to want to bring all of our loved ones with us when we jet off, or gas up our cars, to travel somewhere. Summer is quickly approaching, and many long weekends are ahead of us. This means even more excuses to explore a new place or just take a break somewhere away from home.

  • Derek Chauvin Appeals Conviction to Minnesota Supreme Court

    Former Minnesota police officer and current convict Derek Chauvin has chosen to appeal his murder conviction to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chauvin's attorney, William Mohrman, has proved to be tenacious by filing a petition for review with the Minnesota Supreme Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld Chauvin's conviction back…

  • Art or Ad? A Bitter Battle Over Sweet Treats

    Before this year, the town of Conway was perhaps most notable for being small and located in New Hampshire. Conway is a sleepy town, home to just over 10,000 residents, a few tourist attractions, and a roadside establishment called Leavitt's Country Bakery—the subject of a contentious case currently making its…

  • Republican Congressman George Santos Charged With Money-laundering, Fraud, and Theft

    Freshman congressman and senior liar George Santos surrendered himself to federal authorities at a courthouse in Long Island, New York, on the morning of May 10. The 34-year-old congressman pled not guilty to the 13 charges levied against him by authorities in the Eastern District of New York and was released…

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