Last week, we began our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, Writ legal commentary, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s next:
Consumer Legal Content:
- Vandalism: Learn About the Law’s discussion covers the law of vandalism its definitions, defenses and consequences. There is more to this “quality of life crime” than just spray paint. Vandalism may include what some would call works of art and can affect everything from shop windows to websites.
- Child Custody Exchange: Digging past the surface of the law of “visitation rights,” this discussion touches on the logistical, legal and emotional ramifications of the sometimes constant and often stressful exchange of children between parents with custodial rights.
- Understanding “Standing” in the Proposition 8 California Same-Sex Marriage Appeal: Part One in a Series: Law Professors and FindLaw Writ contributors Vikram Amar and David Brownstein take an in-depth look at the issue of standing. This legal theory will play a key role in the appeal of the California Federal District Court opinion striking down the state’s ban against same sex marriage.
- What Will Become of Dick Cheney’s Vice Presidential Records? Former Counsel to the President and Writ contributor John Dean discusses what will happen to the historically important records and papers belonging to the former Vice-President since he has refused to lodge them with the National Archives and Records Administration, which administers the presidential libraries.
- Police: iPhones Store Incriminating Evidence: You may be surprised to hear what the police can discover looking through the information stored on your iPhone.
- Quran Burning: Protected Free Speech?: News swirled this week over the Florida church threatening to burn the Muslim holy book, the Quran. A discussion of free speech, its limits and the place of unpopular speech in our country.
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Anderson v. City of Hermosa Beach. The 9th Circuit rules that the Hermosa Beach, Ca city ordinance banning tattoo parlors was a violation of the First Amendment and not a reasonable time, place or manner restriction.
— Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Portal Team