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SCOTUS: Legal process behind Supreme Court nominations

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known by many as RBG, left the Supreme Court with a vacancy only weeks before the presidential election in November. For weeks, Democrats and Republicans have been locked in fierce debate. While Republicans rush to push through their nominee, Democrats claim a breach of protocol and demand that […]

New Prohibition era of COVID-19

It’s late March, and you really want a drink. You can’t go to the bar — it’s illegal — so you invite a few friends over to try your homebrew.   Here’s the catch, though — it’s not 2020.    It’s 1920. And the problem isn’t COVID-19, it’s Prohibition.   On January 17, 1920, it […]

Can your employer force you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

People are asking a lot of questions about a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Are the leading candidates safe and effective? When will one get approved? When will a COVID-19 vaccine be available to the public?   Not everyone is in a hurry, though. According to a summer Gallup poll, more than a third of employed Americans […]

Mail-In Voting: Make sure your ballot counts

The November election is just a few weeks away. Many states across the country have changed their voting policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that citizens can cast their ballots safely. While many people are still expected to head to the polls on November 3, it’s estimated that more Americans than ever before will […]

Litigious libations

Alcohol and the law rarely mix. One wrong move and you could end up charged with public intoxication or disorderly conduct — potentially even driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) — if you don’t give a trusted friend your keys.   Drinking to excess is definitely asking for trouble, but what […]

Can states legally cancel Halloween?

From wearing masks to avoiding crowds, we’ve made significant life changes to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Through this effort, we’ve sacrificed several traditions we once took for granted. These include everything from Easter church services to Independence Day parades.   Next up? Halloween. While factors such as costume-based masks and outdoor trick-or-treating […]

Return to the office mandates

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in March, most lawmakers and employers took extra precautions. Workplaces were shut down and employees were asked to work from home.    Nine months later, more than 180,000 American deaths have been tied to the novel coronavirus and the economy is still struggling. Employers want to […]

Avvo 1-on-1: How Will COVID-19 Affect The Employment Industry in 2021

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.    Our next installment features an employment attorney, Justin Peters. Peters represents employers […]

Things to know before setting out in a RV

Vacations look a lot different in the COVID era. We’ve swapped international travel for local adventures and airplanes for SUVs.   The hotel room also appears to be on the way out, with travelers instead opting for RVs. These moving accommodations deliver both increased convenience and much-needed peace of mind. They allow vacationers to bypass […]

Protests versus religious gatherings

In our effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, we’ve sacrificed many rituals we once took for granted. From work and school to grocery shopping; few aspects of our lives look like they did at the beginning of 2020. These changes are controversial enough as is, but two particular activities have sparked even more pushback: […]