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What's All the Racket With RICO Law?

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

Georgia courts are muy rico with racketeering cases lately. First, it was Young Thug and his YSL record label who faced 55 different charges under Georgia's state racketeering law. Then, former president Donald Trump was also indicted under the same Georgia law (on top of parallel federal charges). All of these charges come…

Spanish Soccer Federation President Kisses a Player. Is It Sexual Harassment?

By Mariana Petersen, J.D.

Spain has been on everyone's lips, and unfortunately, it is not only for winning the Women's Soccer World Cup. Another event during the medal ceremony has taken headlines: the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the mouth. While one kiss on each…

Explainer: Georgia's Charges Against Trump in Context

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

It is becoming difficult to follow the various prosecutions against former President Donald Trump. Trump is facing both state and federal felony charges from four separate prosecutions that all arose within the last five months. Some of these charges involve the same underlying behavior (overturning the 2020 election results) but…

The Danger of Crossing State Lines for July Fourth Fireworks

By A.J. Firstman and Eric Harvey, J.D.

Almost everyone loves fireworks. They are bright and colorful. They are pretty. They go boom. For most people – whether they are at home or watching a professional display – fireworks are an integral part of any Fourth of July celebration. Some state governments, however, feel differently about the subject. They only see the dangers of amateur firework displays and put harsh restrictions in place.

Is It Legal for a Security Guard to Detain You?

By Holly South

We've all seen those mall jail cells in TV shows and in movies like "Paul Blart: Mall Cop." But what exactly are the legal rights of security guards in malls and stores to detain you in those mall jails?

Influencer Mom Guilty of Lying About Attempted Kidnapping

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

The issue of race is divisive enough in this country without attention-seekers falsely accusing people of color of serious crimes. But at least one perpetrator is getting their comeuppance, and it's making headlines in Wine Country. Katie Sorensen, a white social media "mommy influencer" from Sonoma, was convicted of one…

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