Military members protected from employment discrimination

USERRA rights

  • 16 February 2017
  • Author: robblack
  • Number of views: 233
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A very important employment protection for military members can be found in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4335. USERRA provides employment protections for the thousands of Reservists and National Guardsmen who serve part-time in the...

The Rights of Military Members under SCRA

Easing the burdens of military life

  • 24 January 2017
  • Author: robblack
  • Number of views: 237
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Every year, the US military deploys and PCS's thousands of servicemembers to dozens of locations across the globe. Of course, deployment or a PCS involves disruption to a soldier’s personal life, and it is an expected part of military life. However, that expectation doesn’t make it easy. ...

False Confessions in Criminal Cases

Interrogation tactics and false confessions

  • 31 May 2016
  • Author: robblack
  • Number of views: 442
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A confession is the most powerful evidence of guilt that the prosecution can present in a criminal case.  In cases where a defendant confesses, the jury inevitably will ask "Why would anyone admit to something he did not do?"  Defendants are regularly convicted based on this...

Big Changes to Criminal Sentences in Nebraska

Prison overcrowding leads to shorter sentences

  • 28 January 2016
  • Author: robblack
  • Number of views: 635
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In 2015, much of the media focus on criminal justice in Nebraska surrounded the debate over the death penalty and good time calculations.  However the legislation with perhaps the broadest impact did not receive widespread media attention.  That legislation was LB...

DUI consequences in Nebraska

  • 18 January 2016
  • Author: robblack
  • Number of views: 621
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One of the most common difficulties people face with criminal law is drinking and driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol.  The consequences in Nebraska vary widely depending on the alcohol level, the number of previous DUIs, and whether...
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