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Yearly Archives from 2019

Can a Court Squelch Public Statements by a Criminal Defendant Before Conviction?

Long-time Republican political operative, staunch Trump supporter, and self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone has never been one to hold his tongue in the face of controversy. Even in the wake of criminal indictment on five counts of making false statements, one count of obstructing an official proceeding, and one count of witness tampering, he betrayed no sign of avoiding the spotlight. In response to colorful public proclamations of his innocence, the federal judge hearing his […]

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California Court Rules Social Media Posts Are Not Always a First Amendment Right

We have a Constitutional right to express ourselves on social media, right? Social media is the new public square, a traditional public forum, right? Not so fast… Generally true. But there are narrow situations where a court may lawfully restrict social media use. A 16-year-old juvenile defendant found this out that hard way in a California case known only as “The People v. A.A.” The Facts of the Case Initially, A.A. was convicted of felony […]

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Supreme Court Rules You Must Have a Registered Copyright to Sue for Infringement

Copyright is automatic. The second you create a unique work, you own the copyright for that work. You do not have to apply to own the copyright. You do not have to register. You do not really have to do much of anything. Of course, that is just what is required for holding the copyright. However, if you want to sue for copyright infringement, the requirements change. At that point, you do need a copyright […]

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What Are the Options Beyond the H-1B?

Unfortunately, some new H-1B petitions will not be accepted this year or might not get approved. I explore the options beyond the H-1B with my clients. But I’m so passionate about helping our clients achieve their immigration goals that I took the time to write a book about it. My book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, is designed to help readers understand the most […]

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Giselle Carson on WJXT’s Segment “The Year of the Woman in Politics”

On WJXT’s morning show segment “The Year of the Woman in Politics”, Giselle shared her insight on the impact women have in politics. She also discussed two local events that have a powerful effect on her and other women in the community, Generation W and Nine in 15’s recent tribute to Women in Politics. Watch the video.

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Things You Cannot Copyright

Advancements in internet and new media technology have given rise to information and creative materials spreading faster and wider than ever before in history. In turn, the sheer amount of copyright-protected material has increased exponentially. Not surprisingly, litigation pertaining to copyright violations has exploded over the last decade as well. However, there are still a few areas to which copyright protection does not extend.   Before contacting the U.S. Copyright Office, there are two primary […]

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