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  • Dec. 13, 2017 – How To Abuse Government – Get Into Fights With Private Companies And Try To Hurt Their Businesses

    Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey abused his power by closing down lanes on a busy bridge to punish a political opponent. That’s using public property for political gain. But, what about abusing government power to hurt a private company? We have seen examples of it recently and now we have a fresh situation – […]

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  • Dec. 11, 2017 – Senior Legal Analyst Time And An Improbable Case About Climate Change Gets Us Deep Into The Law!

    Jeff M. gets the credit for getting me started on today’s BTN. A group of kids filed a lawsuit over climate change, alleging the US government aided, abetted and caused (in legal parlance) climate change. The kids want an injunction and a declaration that their allegations are true. They sued under President Obama and named […]

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  • Dec. 6, 2017 – Senior Legal Analyst Time And An Emotionally-Charged, Hot Button Issues Trial About A Death That Got Major National Attention

    Her name was Kathryn (“Kate”) Steinle and she was a 32-year old walking with her father, in the summertime, in the very popular San Francisco tourist area of the waterfront pier. A homeless man, who was here illegally and had been deported five times (and was released by San Francisco Sheriff’s authorities, despite a request […]

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  • Dec. 4, 2017 – Analyzing Sexual Harassment Cases For The Elements To Recognize And Distinguish – And Punish!

    The factual setting of today’s BTN is sexual harassment in the skies – airlines. The statistics are dreadful and scary, but the reality is, sexual harassment happens a lot on commercial flights. The story that gets us going today is really gross and totally relatable, but the story only gets us started. What are the […]

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  • Dec. 1, 2017 – Under The Trump Regime, A Rise In Stress And Tension Among Our Youth – Only Our Youth?

    There has been a rise in what Republicans once called “the coarsening of the culture” since Donald Trump came to town. We have seen it everywhere, but in the schools, with our youth, that poisoned atmosphere can have an extra damaging effect, like making it harder for students to focus. Now we have empirical evidence […]

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  • Nov. 30, 2017 – Senior Legal Analyst Time And A Transgender Professor Is Awarded Over $1 Million By An Oklahoma Jury For Discrimination!

    It shouldn’t surprise that a college professor, who transitions from one sex to another, while employed at a university in Oklahoma, would be discriminated against – in employment and everywhere else! But, specifically, the teacher was denied tenure, sued for discrimination and won – big – over $1 million in damages. But, something important changed […]