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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Raging DAD!

  • Sometimes a parent doesn't respect a teen, even when that teen represents the court.
  • Sometimes a client's parents can hurt their own case by treating members of the court poorly.
  • It can be scary to be yelled at by someone else's parent even when you hold the power over their kid's case in front of the the court. But, when you're scared of someone else's dad, your composure can go.
  • Regardless of a kid's dad, being a likable defendant helps you're case a lot.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Teen court

Now every Tuesday I will blog about what i learned at teen court. Teen court is a place where tens decide the punishment for other teens crimes. All the people there have already admitted they are guilty and we just decide how severe to punish them.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Egyptian Protests

Currently in Egypt, citizens are protesting because they want the president to step down. He has agreed to have another election in September, but citizens are still not happy. Egypt is blocking media and beating anyone with a camera. They beat a CNN reporter, and CNN has resigned not to go back to Egypt. The U.S. has not yet stepped in because we are supposed to be on the side of the people, but we give Egypt 1.3 billion dollars a year in financial aid. Baisically we do not want to lose an ally.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

If We Didn’t

What if we didn’t have the Bill of Rights or any amendments to our country’s constitution? Do you think we would be the same county or not? First, if we could not legally bear arms, there would be tons more illegal weapons, creating an unsafe environment. Citizens would fear authorities because they could be searched at any time and African-Americans would still not be accepted as full citizens. Women wouldn’t be able to vote, and poor men might not be able to either. With all of these problems, we would probably go back to our old form of government. Bottom-line, without the amendments and a process to change the constitution, we probably would have kings and a monarchy again.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Will You Have a Will?

Wills make many problems. But, it is not the wills themselves; it is more the lack of wills. A will or testament is a legal declaration that is opened upon a person’s death and gives instructions on how to settle their estate. In other words, it tells who gets their belongings: it is usually their children, spouse, and sometimes charities or colleges. It also states in some cases who is to take care of their children, if they are not there to. If people don’t state any one of the above clearly in their wills in most cases will be arguments, big arguments, regardless of the amount of money involved. The gift of money or clarity of intent is replaced by competition among piranha for the carcass of a water buffalo. Maybe there should be a requirement to have a will at a certain age or with a certain amount of wealth. For example, if you renew driver’s license at age 40 or more you have to have a will.


Friday, December 24, 2010

It's My Jersey and I’ll Sell It If I Want To

Occasionally, sports players will sell their trophies or jerseys. The question is: is it legal? If a jersey must be returned to the team at the end of the sport’s year, clearly it is not legal to sell it. I agree with this law. But, what if the item sold was an award or trophy? The way I understand it, this is legal, but against the unwritten rules of the game. A football player, Terrelle Pryor, and others from Ohio State, sold some of his jerseys and awards and was suspended for five games. I agree that it was wrong of him to sell, but he probably needed the money. Also, I think that if it is wrong for the seller, it is also wrong for the buyer, but they cannot punish the buyer because most likely he is not a sports player.


To Cap Or Not To Cap

Transaction fees are a minimal price to pay for the convenient use of credit cards, although the government is now saying that these fees are too high and should be capped. The government thinks they should set these caps/limits to about 12 cents per transaction. But, credit card companies like VISA, MasterCard, and American Express want to be able to choose fees. They charge, say, 3 percent of each transaction. I believe there should not be a cap on credit card fees, but the government should reserve the right to put one on in case one company gets a monopoly or companies collude to made fees go up very high.