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*Case Law Ltd. Extern and Harvard Law School Student, Class of 2023 More than 150 years ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1871. Included in the law was Section 1983, which remains a core mechanism for protecting against government misconduct today. When Congress passed Section 1983, the primary purpose of the law was […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and Cornell Law School Student, Class of 2024 ** Case Law Ltd. Extern and South Texas College of Law Student, Class of 2024 On March 28, 2022, the Court of Appeal of California reversed the denial of a Penal Code § 1538.5 (motion to suppress) filed in 2019 by Case Law […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and Cornell Law School Student, Class of 2024 What is a deposition and what is its purpose? A deposition is a form of discovery. In a lawsuit, all parties have the right to conduct discovery, which is a formal investigative process to find out more information about the case before trial. […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and Cornell Law School Student, Class of 2024 A writ of habeas corpus is a legal petition that a person in custody can bring to contest the legality or condition of their custody. The California Penal Code suggests a broad scope for habeas corpus: “Every person unlawfully imprisoned or restrained of […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and University of Iowa Law Student, Class of 2024 A Special Needs Trust (“SNT”) is a trust that allows a person with a disability to be the beneficiary of sums of money without losing his or her eligibility to government assistance. Further, “[f]or purposes of drafting Special Needs Trusts, the term […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and South Texas College of Law student The California Court of Appeals declared the seizure of a defendant’s vehicle on the private property of another, a Fourth Amendment violation. (People v. Rorabaugh (Jan. 25, 2022, No. C090482) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 60].) In People v. Rorabaugh, the police acquired search […]
*Case Law Ltd. Extern and South Texas College of Law student On October 30th, 2015, Riana Buffin and Crystal Patterson filed a class action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court against the City & County of San Francisco that enforced the State’s bail schedule on the State’s behalf. Buffin v. […]
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