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17 Nov 2012, 3:19 pm by legalinformatics
Michael N. Widener, JD, MS, has published Driving Pedestrian Traffic to Law Journals, Law Library Journal, 14(4), 569-575 (2012). Here is the abstract: Recent technological advances enable the legal academy and law student editors to embed aids to understanding the law journal’s content in the articles and student notes published there. As there are compelling social purposes for making the content of law journals more accessible to lay inquirers, the author advocates incorporating into law… [read post]
17 Nov 2012, 3:19 pm by legalinformatics
Michael N. Widener, JD, MS, has published Driving Pedestrian Traffic to Law Journals, Law Library Journal, 14(4), 569-575 (2012). Here is the abstract: Recent technological advances enable the legal academy and law student editors to embed aids to understanding the law journal’s content in the articles and student notes published there. As there are compelling social purposes for making the content of law journals more accessible to lay inquirers, the author advocates incorporating into law… [read post]
9 Jan 2011, 7:58 pm by team
On January 12th 2010, the ECHR ruled in judgment Gillan and Quiton v. United Kingdom, that the “stop and search” of the 2 applicants, were not “in accordance with the law” because the power to stop and search under section 44 of the terrorist act 2000, was not subject to a requirement of “reasonable suspicions” (§86) and to adequate legal safeguards (§87). Therefore the Court found a violation of article 8 of the Convention and didn’t examine the allegation of violation… [read post]
3 Jun 2012, 10:40 am by legalinformatics
Fred R. Shapiro of the Yale Law School Library and Michelle Pearse of the Harvard Law School Library have published The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time, Michigan Law Review, 110, 1483-1520 (2012). Here is the abstract: This Essay updates two well-known earlier studies (dated 1985 and 1996) by the first coauthor, setting forth lists of the most-cited law review articles. New research tools from the HeinOnline and Web of Science databases now allow lists to be compiled that are more… [read post]
28 Mar 2011, 2:00 pm by NL
Grant Shapps has given A statement to Inside Housing on his view of the impact of Pinnock v Manchester and Powell v Hounslow on the plans for flexible tenancies. The short answer is not a lot. He points to the 'exceptional case' provision and the presumption of proportionality. He also argues that the review provisions for possession of flexible tenancies satisfies Pinnock guidance. And he may well be right, although I suspect things will not be so straightforward as the new provisions bed down. On… [read post]
21 Feb 2012, 5:23 pm by Team
On June 19th 2009, the French prime minister Fillon issued an executive order 2009-724 forbidding citizens to cover their faces in an area where a gathering is taking place. Covering his own face without a “legitimate reason” and if there is risk of “a breach of public order” carries a penalty of a €1,500 fine (art. R645-14 of the penal code). On April 11th 2011, Act 2010-1192 entered into force. It forbids citizens to cover their faces in any area open to the public unless the covering… [read post]
16 Jul 2011, 6:00 pm by team
From November 28th 1995 to January 18th 1999, the tax department audited the accounts of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) in France. On February 8th 1996, the minister responsible of the tax department, Mr Alain Lamassoure, publicly supported at the national assembly, the harassment of minority religion by tax (“the tax department, whose actions on several occasions resulted in a certain repression of the activity of sects”) . On May 14th 1998, the department decided to tax at the rate of 60% the… [read post]
6 Mar 2011, 1:43 pm by team
Mr. Skander Vogt was a Swiss citizen born in 1980. In 1995, he arrived to Switzerland with his sister and both were placed into foster care. In 1996, he was deported from Switzerland to Tunisia. In 1997, he was back to Switzerland. On January 2001, he was condemned to 20 months in jail for minor offenses. But the judge suspended the sentence and ordered his unlimited detention on the ground of the “mental health” of Mr. Vogt to prevent “endangerment of others” under the notorious article 43… [read post]
21 Nov 2011, 5:39 pm by Team
In 2000, it was revealed by a whistle-blower that disabled women were unlawfully (art.16-3 of the civil code) sterilized by force from 1995 to 1998 in the city of Sens. On September 11th 2000, an advocacy group ADHY (Association de Défense des Handicapés de l’Yonne) pressed criminal charges by filing a complain to an investigative judge of the tribunal of Sens for “aggravated mutilation” (art.222-10 of the penal code) and “obstruction of justice” (art.434-1 of the penal code). On October… [read post]
11 Dec 2010, 3:55 pm by team
On January 16th 2000, Ms. Sonja Suder and her partner Mr. Christian Gauger were arrested following an extradition request from Germany for an investigation on crimes committed for political reasons from 1975 to 1978. The couple have been living in France since the 1980s. On March 22th 2000, they were both released. On March 28th 2001, the investigation chamber of the court of appeal of Paris ruled against the extradition of the applicants to Germany on the ground that the crime committed  from 1975… [read post]
10 Feb 2010, 3:37 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Would it be better as a Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer to remain impersonal? Over the years, the vast majority of divorce colleagues that I know who practice in Rhode Island who have shared their thoughts with me generally adhere to the principle that as lawyers we should be... or are even "required" to be . . disassociated . . . to separate our feelings from our clients in order to represent them properly. The idea, as I understand it is to make sure we keep our legal minds sharp and not to allow them… [read post]
16 Jun 2011, 3:18 pm by team
Mr. Christian Pascaud was born on February 8th 1960 in the village of Saint-Emilion.  On April 8th 1961, C.P recognized the applicant as his son even though it was public knowledge that W.A was the father. On October 24th 2000, the applicant start legal proceeding to annul the recognizance of C.P and be recognized by the court as the son of W.A. On November 12th 2001, a court ordered DNA test confirmed that W.A was the father of the applicant with a chance of 99.999%. On March 7th 2002, W.A… [read post]
25 Nov 2011, 11:10 am by Team
On April 24th 2001, Mr. Francois Mourmand is arrested and detained pending the Outreau investigation, on the request of the investigative judge Burgaud. In July 2001, he filed a complain for false allegation. On June 9th 2002, he was found dead in his cell of the jail of Douai. The Outreau investigation resulted in a unprecedented miscarriage of justice. Finally, criminal courts acquitted 13 defendants in 2004 and 2005. On June 11th 2002, an investigation on the cause of the death was opened by an… [read post]
30 Nov 2011, 8:43 pm by Team
On January 7th 2004, the minister of state Patrick Leclercq committed upon accession to the Council of Europe, to submit to the Monaco National Council a bill on police custody (Appendix 5, 1-A) “in order to ensure the compatibility of Monaco legislation with the ECHR and its Protocols”. On October 5th 2004, Monaco became a member of the Council of Europe. On November 30th 2005, Monaco ratified the European Convention of Human Rights which entered into force the same day. On December 26th… [read post]
18 Jul 2011, 3:27 pm by team
On April 7th 2008, Mr. Mahmoud Philippe El Shennawy was transferred to the notorious jail of Pau. He was placed in solitary confinement and was guarded by masked prison guards of the ERIS unit. From April 9th to April 18th 2008, the applicant accused of armed robbery, appeared at the criminal court of Pau. Each day of court appearance, the applicant was strip searched naked for up to 8 times and asked by masked guards of the ERIS to bend over and/or squat. When the applicant was bending over… [read post]
16 Nov 2011, 9:52 pm by Team
In 2010, the French preventive mechanism under OPCAT (general controller of the detention facilities) published reports on its visits of the detention facilities in the airports of Bordeaux, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Strasbourg in 2009. They revealed an administrative practice of the French border police to temporarily detain some passengers arriving on flights from outside the Schengen area, prior to decisions on their entry into France.  The passengers are arrested at the passport control in… [read post]
28 Jan 2011, 12:12 am by team
On June 24th 1996, the European Commission of Human Rights ruled the case Ramirez Sanchez v. France (28780/95) was inadmissible (see previous post), based on the “fact” that  the abduction was carried out by the Sudanese authority so the Commission was incompetent ratione personae. The Commission also added that the rendition to France by French domestic intelligence agency (DST), was part of a “cooperation” between the French government and the state of Sudan which… [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 10:55 am by Stuart Carpey
The recent airing of the deposition by entertainer Justin Bieber is a prime example of what not to do at a deposition. If you have a case of any type and are about to be deposed, you should watch the video of Bieber, and do the opposite at your deposition now that footage of the Bieber deposition testimony has been released and aired nationally. Bieber seems to clearly ignore the tenets of a deposition. The basic “rules” of how you should conduct yourself as a witness at a deposition… [read post]
11 Dec 2010, 2:00 am by team
In 1998, Ms. Marie-Claude Patoux was detained in a psychiatric ward following a personal conflict with her ex-doctor T. She became a fugitive after a temporary release at an unknown date. On December 17th 2002, she was condemned for a “premeditated assault  with no bodily injury” (art.222-13 of penal code) on T. to 3 years of probation. In 2005, she was arrested again for “premeditated assault  with no bodily injury“. On March 29th 2006, she was arrested and detained in… [read post]
2 Dec 2010, 11:11 am by team
On August 31st 1984, Mr. Abdelhamid Hakkar was arrested in an investigation for the murder of a police officer in Auxerre. On December 8th 1989, the  criminal court of Auxerre condemned him to a life sentence with a minimum sentence in jail of 18 years. On December 5th 1990, the supreme court (Court de cassation) failed his appeal (case 90-81761). On June 27th 1995, the European Commission of Human Rights found in case Hakkar v. France (19033/91) a violation of article 6-1 for the length of the… [read post]