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Let's Give Some Well-Earned Recognition of the Work of People at USCIS, DHS, CBP and ICE who Now Have to Deal with the Temporary Suspension of Immigration

By: Rania Shoukier, Esq. and Louis G. Adolfsen, Esq.

The Tenth Amendment and the Resurrection of States' Rights in the Age of Coronavirus

"Whatever the outer limits of that sovereignty may be, one thing is clear: The Federal Government may not compel the States to enact or administer a federal regulatory program." New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144, 188, 112 S. Ct. 2408, 2435, 120 L. Ed. 2d 120 (1992).

Understanding What Needs to be Proved to Show Medical Malpractice, Negligence, or Violation of The Public Health Law in a Nursing Home Case

By: Louis G. Adolfsen, Esq., Robert D. Ely, Esq. and Michael Panayotou, Esq.

An Out-of-Possession Landlord Cannot Avoid Liability for a Fall on Snow and Ice Under a Statute Imposing Liability on an Owner Even If the Owner Delegated Responsibility for Maintaining the Property to the Tenant

By: Louis G. Adolfsen and Michael F. Panayotou

Impeachment - Did President Trump, Unwittingly, "Secretly" Record Himself and Prove His Conduct Was Malum In Se

Many commentators have noted that proving that a President committed "high crimes and misdemeanors" is not the same as proving that the President committed a crime. The history of the drafting of the Constitution shows that the phrase "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" was adopted to cover a broad spectrum of wrongful acts that may not fit any statutory definition of a crime. A useful comparison might be the conduct of President Reagan, who was not impeached, and President Nixon, who was. "Impeachment" means the process by which the House of Representatives presents Articles of Impeachment, which is the equivalent of an indictment, before the matter moves to the Senate for trial or other proceedings.

You May Think You Are Insured as an Additional Insured But You May Find You Are Not Covered

Anyone who hires someone to do construction should ask the contractor to name them as an additional insured on the contractor's policy. The contractor may agree to provide the coverage but then may fail to follow the rules in the policy for providing additional insured coverage. You may not learn about the mistake until you are sued and find you are not covered.

Picking a Supreme Court Judge is like a Box of Chocolates - So it is with Judge Kavanaugh. "You never know what you're gonna get."

As Forrest Gump, said in the 1994 film: "My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." ...Life is a box of chocolates." The same thing can be said about picking Supreme Court Justices.