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The framers of the U.S. Constitution knew a thing or two about government abuse through the legal system. When they wrote the Constitution, they made sure it established our system of government, but also protected each citizen from that same government. These protections are guaranteed through amendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights. Protection from the legal system is granted through the 6th Amendment, known as the right to a speedy trial and an impartial jury. more...

- - Equal Protection

You've scoured the catalogs or gone through an international agency and found your foreign soulmate. A few phone calls, letters, maybe a visit, and she said yes to your marriage proposal. Now what? For your fiancée to come to the States, she must obtain a K-1 visa. The following will help you better understand just what to expect. more...

- - Immigration

For years people have used Internet blogs to convey their personal opinions, histories, anecdotes, and political ideas to friends and the public at large. Given our history of democracy, one would suspect that blogs would be welcomed with open legislative arms. Yet, this is not the case. Read more to find out why. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

Can a journalist be forced to reveal confidential sources? The answer appears to be no...as long as that journalist is willing to go to jail. more...

- - Privacy

Since the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was implemented on July 1, 2004, schools and libraries that opt to accept federal funding for internet access have had to march to a very different tune of the United States government. They must utilize internet filters which may be doing more harm than good. Read more to find out why. more...

- - Freedom of Speech

Irritated with the federal government's inadequate attempts to curb illegal immigration, citizens in Arizona have formed ad hoc task forces to patrol the U.S./Mexican border. The most notorious of these groups, The Minutemen, claim they have reduced the flow of illegal immigration by up to 75% Supporters have praised these groups as patriotic citizens, while critics have denounced them as racist hate groups. In a climate of increased xenophobia and national unease, are these groups hurting more than they are helping? more...

- - Immigration

People are having their photos snapped without their knowledge or permission. The problem: many of the photos are strategically aimed "up the skirt" or "down the shirt." The Video Voyeurism Prevention Act was just passed in Congress to prevent these invasions of privacy. What does this mean? It means you have some rights. more...

- - Privacy

It is estimated that between 4 and 10 million U.S. citizens live abroad. And, some of these Americans have children in their current home country. Does being born in a foreign country mean these children can never fully enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, the right to vote, or the chance to become President? Read on to find out more.... more...

- - Family Law Basics

There is no marriage between multiple spouses and U.S. law. But debates over marriage laws are in the air with the attention that is being paid to the possible institutionalization of gay marriage. With a potential Constitutional amendment looming over our heads, who knows what the future holds for marriage in general. more...

- - Immigration

You may have seen news stories in which a camera pans over a dumpster overflowing with unshredded medical charts. News anchors follow-up and interview patients, bringing them the very file discovered amid the trash. Hearing such horror stories is grounds for worry about the safety of your own health information. Here's how HIPAA can and does protect you. more...

- - Equal Rights