A zoo in Buenos Aires was recently ordered to free a 29 year old female orangutan after an Argentine court recognized the animals right to life, liberty and freedom. This is the first time that a court has recognized such rights in a non-human animal. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE.
Some police departments are implementing a crime mapping program that uses criminal data to predict future areas of specific crimes. A report generated by this software coupled with an officer’s observations may be sufficient to stop and search a suspected criminal. With the advent of real time advertising and now predictive policing, the movie theContinue reading “Predictive Policing and Potential Constitutional Concerns”
Michael Elli was ticketed after he flashed his headlight as a warning to oncoming motorists. The moving violation was later dropped but Elli filed suit against the city of Ellisville, Missouri claiming that headlight warnings are a form of protected speech. Elli’s lawyer is quoted as saying “if communicating the presence of a speed trapContinue reading “Headlight Flashing: Obstruction of Justice or Protected Speech?”