It’s a crime for a “Public Official” to accept a bribe. OK, we knew that. See 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2). A young man (Mr. Brownfield) who violated that federal statute was recently sentenced by Judge John L. Kane in Colorado’s district court. That young man owes his freedom to a fine jurist. And, of course, we owe [...]
“Bounty hunting is a decades old profession that is legal only in the United States and the Republic of the Philippines,” writes Heath Hamacher of GwinnettDailyPost.com in this story. As Hamacher also observes, bounty hunters “are not exempt from criminal charges, either, and stories of excessive force and false arrests are not uncommon. Without the legal [...]
You’re in the alcohol biz. You develop a pumpkin spice cream liqueur. Yummy. (Okay, not so yummy.) Your savvy ad firm whips up a label. Guess what? Before you can market and distribute your alcohol-pumpkin-mash in this country, the federal government must approve the formula and label. Robert C. Lehrman is the principal of Lehrman Beverage Law. According to his firm’s Web site, they have extensive [...]
… to a new format: WordPress. Though I’m a huge fan of Google, its blog feature was lacking, IMHO. With WordPress I’ll be able to share (i.e., upload) obscure legal decisions without the head-scratching quandry presented by Google’s blogspot. I’ve also streamlined a bit. The new URL is easy: MeetingTheSinLaws.com. Please stay tuned while we re-work this template.