Only five votes are needed to reverse Roe v. Wade, which for over forty years has granted American women and girls the right to safe, legal abortion. Soon the Court will have at least three locked in: Justices Thomas, Alito, and the new Trump appointee, as well as a possible fourth in Justice Roberts.
President Trump will not be king. He is about to discover the striking difference between running a company, where he can simply issue edicts that must be followed, and running America, where all of his actions must comply with the Constitution.
There is good news for hard working Americans coming in December. Of course, now that Donald Trump has been elected president, the landscape has changed, and that good news may not last very long.
In response to a question in Monday night’s presidential debate about how to heal America’s racial divide, Donald Trump proposed that police stop and frisk more often. Moderator Lester Holt pointed out, “Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York largely because it singled out black and Hispanic young men.” “No, you’re wrong,” Trump said, arguing that the city “would have won on appeal.” Nope. Mr. Holt was correct. Here’s what happened.
Divorce, as you may have heard, can be painful, difficult and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The key is finding a way to let go, shelve any bitterness or lingering anger, and work together for a mutually acceptable agreement. California is a particularly good place to try and make that happen.
I had thought sexual harassment law was relatively straightforward. For decades, unwanted touching or comments in the workplace has been illegal, and companies have been required to protect victims and punish perpetrators. But just last week, three members of Donald Trump’s family, including the candidate himself, stumbled badly when asked simple questions about job harassment.
Attorneys often have to jump over hurdles their own clients unintentionally create because they didn’t know how to handle the demeaning behavior they experienced in their workplace.
The last 12 months have seen a wave of celebration in the LGBTQ community, and a proud recognition that all Americans are entitled to equal treatment, dignity, and respect for their choice of spouses. None of the dire predictions of those who opposed marriage equality have come to pass.
People with lots of money are often the targets of lawsuits, but even for a billionaire, Donald Trump has been sued a shocking amount.
You’re going through a divorce or ending a domestic partnership. When can this be handled simply (and cheaply) and when do you need to lawyer up?