Archive | November, 2013

Resisting and Obstrucing an Illegal Police Entry

November 29, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Under the common law, a person had a right to defend his or her home against the unlawful entry by the police.   For example, in People v Clements, 68 Mich 655 (1888) a man was convicted of resisting a county sheriff and sentenced to nine months imprisonment.  The sheriff was attempting to seize “a pair […]

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Automatic Stay

November 22, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Bankruptcy   |   0 Comments

What is the automatic stay in bankruptcy?  It is an order issued in a bankruptcy court which prohibits creditors from making any collection efforts, to include prohibiting garnishments of wages or bank accounts, seizures, foreclosures, telephone calls, collection letters etc.  The automatic stay is enforced by a federal bankruptcy judge.  If creditor violates the automatic […]

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When the Government Wants to Kill You

November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Criminal Law   |   0 Comments

Capitalis is Latin for “regarding the head.”  Capital punishment (death penalty) is the execution of a citizen for punishment for crime. “Lop off his head!” The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.  However, capital punishment was long a penalty under English common law.  Since 1900, the U.S. Supreme Court issued […]

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Transporation Law

November 06, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Michigan Medical Marijuana Law   |   0 Comments

Here is the text of the Michigan Medical Marijuana transportation law; unfortunately, “case” is not defined: 750.474. Usable marihuana; transport or possession; enclosed case required; violations, punishment Sec. 474. (1) A person shall not transport or possess usable marihuana as defined in section 26423 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.26423, in […]

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