Category: Constitutional Issues

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 07:58 pmWhat is a Motion to Suppress Evidence? A motion to suppress evidence involves a defendant asking the court for certain evidence to be excluded from being presented at trial.  The basis for the exclusion of the evidence is typically rooted in the United States Constitution, a state constitution, […]Continue reading

Updated on April 11th, 2024 at 08:47 pmOn January 6, 2021, the United States Congress convened in a joint session to certify that President-Elect Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election over incumbent President Donald Trump. Prior to the joint session beginning, President Trump told his supporters that the election was rigged against him, and […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 03:11 pmWhen agencies such as the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Public Defender Service, or even the Secret Service need crime scene evidence of guns, DNA, or fingerprints processed, they turn to the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS). The DFS is classified as an independent agency with a director appointed […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 02:30 pmThe United States Constitution delineates certain inalienable rights given to all citizens. Many of these rights specifically protect against government intrusion. In other words, they detail what the government cannot do to its citizens. One such amendment is the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures […]Continue reading

Updated on April 12th, 2024 at 10:14 pmProtests have spread across the country in response to ongoing police brutality against the Black community, led by the Black Lives Matter movement.  George Floyd, 46, was killed on May 26, just last week, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the hands of officer Derek Chauvin. The video footage of […]Continue reading

Updated on April 11th, 2024 at 07:15 pmAttorney General Sally Yates was unceremoniously fired by the Trump administration after she ordered Department of Justice lawyers not to defend the executive order that banned citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world from entering the United States. Along with banning citizens from the […]Continue reading

Updated on July 5th, 2019 at 03:54 pmOn January 21, 2017, DC’s national mall reverberated with chants of “this is what democracy looks like!” as over half a million women, men, and children took to the streets to participate in the Women’s March in the District of Columbia. The protesters marched down the national mall […]Continue reading

Call Now Button