My Fish Story

A true fish story…… Several years ago I was retained by a few lake associations to cure what was “fishy” at their lakes. Have you ever heard of invasive species? An invasive species is a species that is introduced into a new environment, becomes overpopulated, and harms the ecosystem. Examples found in the news lately […]

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The Contradictions of The Trial of the Chicago 7

Netflix’s 2020 release, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin), attempts to make a straightforward story out of a complicated trial, in which eight defendants are accused of conspiracy to provoke the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. In some ways, Sorkin had incredible success, while in other ways, the compromises he made may have been too hasty.

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Erin Brockovich, Stephen Sodorbergh, and the Argument for Environmental Regulation

“It all comes down to what this one judge decides” Erin Brockovich (2000 dir. Stephen Soderbergh) is different from the typical legal movie. There is no climactic trial scene where the orchestral score swells to its peak as the lawyer or the witness gets their big moment to convince the jury. The protagonist is neither […]

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Free Britney: Britney Spears and Conservatorships

Over the past few months, pop star icon Brittany Spears has been all over the national news not for her music but instead for her legal issues. From the Free Britney movement to a New York Times documentary movie, it is easily said that this case is unusual. Conservatorships are court appointed and designed to […]

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Can the Covid-19 Vaccine be Mandated?

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the more common questions about vaccines is whether the government can make them mandatory. Most of the hesitancy to be vaccinated concerns safety of the various available vaccines. The vaccines currently being used have not gone through the years of testing that other vaccines, such as […]

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Does a mask mandate violate constitutional rights?

When you step into your car, you put a seat belt on. If you don’t, you might get a ticket, or even worse, die. Governmental and social constructs create boundaries for our safety. So, why is there an explosion of an anti-mask movement that believes being forced to wear a mask is a violation of […]

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Who Gets Alimony (Spousal Support)

Each generation, the courts have decreased the frequency in which they award alimony in divorce proceedings. This downward trend is directly related to the fact that, in the majority of Americans households, both spouses continually work throughout the duration of the marriage. If you reside in Nebraska, the law states the court may order payment […]

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Distinguishing between an employee and an independent contractor lies on a thin line of control. The IRS defines this control by utilizing three categories: behavioral control, financial control, and the type of relationship. As an employee, an individual is entitled to certain benefits that an employer generally guarantees such as health care, pension plan, or […]

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