Author: Jacqueline Savron,


Jacqueline Savron is an experienced author, journalist and freelance writer with a long-standing background in the legal industry. She shares her consumer-minded analysis on everyday legal topics, media headlines and current events via her writing for NakedLaw. Based at Avvo's HQ in Seattle, WA, her goal is to deliver readers the information they want and need to make better, more informed decisions about their legal issues and needs.

Top 10 Congressional Scandals of All Time

As election day 2010 draws near, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the more colorful bits of American political history. From taking bribes to engaging in illegal sexual activity, scandals have rocked Congress since its inception. Simply put, scandal is an important thread that runs through our entire American history. And despite […]

5 Ways Nanotechnology Could Kill Us All

Nanotechnology (“nanotech”) is the science of controlling matter on a molecular scale, usually sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. How small is that? Well, since 1 nanometer is roughly 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, maybe “mind-bogglingly tiny” is a better way of putting it. The ability to manipulate matter this minuscule has big […]

12 Insane But True DARPA Projects

In the scifi TV series Fringe, the government gives a couple geniuses a lab and a mandate to come up with crazy technologies to defend America.

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is kind of like that, only it has a $3.2 billion annual budget, hundreds of geniuses and it’s real.

Why Is It Legal to Charge Men More for Car Insurance?

If you’re a man, there’s a good chance you’ve paid more for car insurance than women, simply because you’re a man. And if you’re a woman, chances are you’ve enjoyed lower insurance rates simply because you’re a woman. But why is this kind of gender discrimination okay in modern times, when we’re all supposed to be equal under the law? Read on to find out.

How to Rob a Bank and Flee the USA

Movie thieves often try to “make it over the border” with their loot because once they reach some glamorous foreign country, they’ll be home free, beyond the jurisdiction of US law enforcement. But are criminals really safe once they leave America? Learn the truth about America’s extradition treaties and whether Hollywood has it right.

Should Pedophiles Be Locked Away Forever?

Douglas Hughes, a California candidate for governor, recently floated the idea of a “pedophile island,” where pedophiles would be sent permanently. What many people don’t realize is that “pedophile islands” already exist in America, and the Supreme Court has endorsed them.