Monday, August 29, 2011

The Sunday Report (A Day Late!) 08/29/2011

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report!

07/29/2010Under appropriate circumstances, a law enforcement officer who previously lacked even reasonable suspicion to detain, by discovering a valid warrant, gains probable cause not just to detain, but to arrest. If an officer engaging in a consensual encounter with a citizen discovers an arrest warrant, the subsequent arrest is valid and any evidence discovered during a search incident to arrest is admissible, subject to inquiry into whether an illegal detention occurred. State v. Hummons, CR 10-0309-PR (236 P.3d 1201 (2010)).  Read Full Story [....]

Ohio Congressman Has Cops Confiscate Cameras At Town Hall Meeting

Steve Chabot had two cameras confiscated in public meeting
By Carlos Miller
August 23, 2011
Hoping to prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds, Republican Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio ordered police to confiscate cameras from people attending a town hall meeting Monday night.  The result was two embarrassing Youtube videos that are sure to make the rounds.  The first video shows a police officer confiscating a video camera from a woman in the audience as television news videographers record the interaction.  The second video shows a police officer confiscating a man's iPhone as it recorded, capturing the dialogue between the two.  [....]

Hedge funds regulation: It's not working out

Hedge funds by Stanley Druckenmiller and George Soros would rather push out outside investors than adhere to new rules. Will more hedge funds follow?
By John Carney,
July 27, 2011
Years of concern about giant pools of investment capital that were said to be under-regulated and under-taxed concluded in Dodd-Frank’s hedge fund regulation requirements and gave rise to new plans to end capital gains treatment for the profits of hedge fund managers.  But instead of kneeling down before the regulators and the tax collectors, some of the largest hedge funds are avoiding the regulation by shutting themselves off to outside investors.  First, we had Stanley Druckenmiller, who shuttered his $12 billion Duquesne Capital Management hedge fund just a [....]

Man sentenced for pamphleteering

By William R. Toler
July 28, 2011
A Florida man will be spending some time in jail for activity that is usually allowed outside a courthouse.  Mark Schmidter was found guilty of “indirect criminal contempt” Tuesday for passing out pamphlets in Orlando during the Casey Anthony trial, according to the Sentinel.  The pamphlets he was handing out described jury nullification, the power of a jury to return “a verdict of ‘Not Guilty’ despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged.”  According to the Sentienel [....]

Lender Processing Services Law Firm Targeting April Charney, Foreclosure Defense Pioneer

You know the powers that be are pretty desperate when they feel compelled to go after a Legal Aid attorney.
by Yves Smith,
August 23, 2011 
Admittedly, April Charney is no ordinary Legal Aid attorney. She was one of the first lawyers to focus on the question of whether party showing up in court really was the right party and whether it could demonstrate that it had the right to foreclose. Most judges (as in the non-captured-by-corporations kind) regard these as threshold issues. If someone shows up in court claiming that you owe them money and they want the judge to garnish your wages, I’m sure you’d want the judge to listen if the person who wanted your [....]
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