RSS Law and Life

  • First Amendment Protects Encouraging Illegal Immigration December 6, 2018
    One of the misconceptions concerning the First Amendment is that its free speech protections protect any speech at all. Not quite. There are all kinds of restrictions on speech and expression, from bans on nudity and obscenity to prohibitions on...
  • When Is It Too Late to Change a Child Custody Order or Agreement? December 5, 2018
    Seasons change. People change. And circumstances change. And what worked previously may not work so well anymore. That can apply to anything in life, from our job or place to live to a marriage or child custody arrangement. But some...
  • No Impeachment or #Resistance Talk for Federal Employees December 5, 2018
    Walking the tightrope of free speech, political opinions, and office culture is a challenging balancing act for any employer. Now imagine you're the federal government. On the one hand, the Constitution's First Amendment protections apply directly to you, more so...
  • Changing Account Information After Divorce December 3, 2018
    Do you remember with great anticipation getting ready to tie the knot? There were all those tasks that needed to be done, like getting a copy of the marriage certificate, contacting the Social Security Office about changing your name,...
  • What to Do If Your Spouse Drinks and Drives December 3, 2018
    Marriage is complicated, and the two of you are intricately entwined, both spiritually and legally. Though it can be hard to control or even influence your spouse, if your spouse drinks and drives, you could be liable for their...

RSS Common Law

  • Cryptocurrency Ads on Facebook May Be a Scam December 5, 2018
    It seems a new scam consumer is born every minute, and a new one has just reared its ugly head on Facebook. Its goal is to get your credit card information. Its method is distraction....
  • Beware 'Deceptive' Online Lingerie Subscription Service November 27, 2018
    Subscription service revenue models have been on the rise. After all, what's more reliable to a company's bottom line than a monthly subscription revenue stream? But this practice has taken a drastic turn lately, as online consumers unknowingly default...
  • Holiday Season Is Scam Season November 23, 2018
    As state and federal consumer protection departments know, the holiday season is ripe for scams. Nothing is sacred when it comes to scammers, and they don't mind taking advantage of people who are trying to do nice things over the...
  • Romaine Lettuce Causes E.Coli Outbreak November 23, 2018
    Romaine lettuce is involved in yet another E. Coli outbreak, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issues its most broad warning to date. Do not eat romaine of any kind -- neither bagged nor head, nor boxed romaine...
  • FDA to Ban Sales of Flavored Vaping in Convenience Stores November 19, 2018
    Following through on previous announcements, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a ban on selling flavored e-cigarette products at traditional convenience stores. They will now only be allowed to be sold at age-restricted tobacco stores and online stores that...