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Understanding Informed Consent

Health care providers must obtain informed consent from patients before providing any treatment or procedure. What exactly is informed consent, and…

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Marijuana DUI: How Marijuana Use Can Be Considered a DUI

The recent arrest of an NFL player for driving under the influence of marijuana has put this little-known crime into the spotlight. Here's what you…

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How Does the Impeachment Process Work?

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is being impeached. How does the impeachment process work?

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What You Tweet Can and Will Be Held Against You: Why You Might Want to Think Twice about that Social Media Post

Social media makes it easy to share a gripe about your boss or workplace. But is doing so a fast track to a pink slip? Find out why you might want to…

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Definition of Selective Incorporation

Though it sounds like a way to set up a business, selective incorporation is actually a concept in constitutional law that extends some Bill of…

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Know Your Rights: Can You Be Searched Without a Warrant?

This handy primer gives you an overview of the search warrant process, including your right to refuse a search, when a warrant is not required and…

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Posting Cover Songs on YouTube? What You Need to Know

Songs are protected by copyright, and if you don’t get the right licenses, your YouTube cover song could be removed and you risk losing your entire…

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Differences Between Defamation, Slander, and Libel

Being wronged or misrepresented is never pleasant, but not all insults are created equally.

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Know Your Rights: What Are Miranda Rights?

When you encounter law enforcement officers, you have rights. It's important that you know what they are.

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Fake News: What Laws Are Designed to Protect

The line between “fake news" and “real news" can seem awfully blurry. Can the legal system do anything to stop it?

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