Category Archives: Waivers

It’s Not Our Expectations, it is Our Courts’ Interpretations that are Unreasonable (but there is hope — see the update at the bottom)

ORIGINAL POST: I don’t think anyone would argue that protecting our privacy these days is getting harder and harder, largely because we can’t control the way other people track our movement.  Take traffic cameras, for example, I never agreed to … Continue reading

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Stop and Think Before Hitting the “LIKE” Button

There are times when companies’ efforts to escape responsibility for their misdeeds borders on the absurd – this is one of those times. As reported in the New York Times yesterday, General Mills appears to be the first food company … Continue reading

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When Silence is Not Golden

I am now convinced that I live in a weird parallel universe. As every American knows, the United States Constitution secures the right of every person not to incriminate him or herself. Since the famed Miranda vs. Arizona opinion, in … Continue reading

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No more Waivers of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

On December 7, 2012, the Florida Supreme Court issued professional ethics opinion 12-1, joining a growing number of states who have opined that a “criminal defense lawyer has an unwaivable conflict of interest when advising a client about accepting a … Continue reading

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