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Intellectual freedom is the freedom to pursue knowledge and/or to study things that one wishes to pursue or study. In the context of the law, intellectual freedom is allowed in the United States. However, (Read on)

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8 Things You Need to Know About Parole

Over 640,000 individuals are released from prison each year in America, many of whom wind up in front of a parole officer. If you're one of them, there are several things to know about parole. Learn more in this article by a criminal defense lawyer.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Who's Liable and Who Pays?

Slip and fall cases are one of the most common types of personal injury claims in the U.S. But just who's liable? Who has to pay for the damages or injuries sustained in the accident? Find out the answers here ...
What You Need to Know About Pregnancy Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. So if you're a pregnant employee, it's important to know your rights. Find out more here...
Your Personal Injury Case: The 5 Stages to Expect

Between hiring a lawyer and receiving compensation for your injuries, there are several stages to expect in your personal injury case. Learn what they are in this article by Justipedia...
Top Divorce Lawyers & Legal Resources to Follow on Twitter

Divorce is a very stressful event in life and happens to about 50% of people who are getting married for the first time. So, we've compiled a list of the top divorce law feeds on Twitter to help you get the guidance and answers you need. Check them out..
8 Things You Should Know About Bankruptcy

Planning on filing for bankruptcy? There's more to it than you think! From pro se representation to non-dischargeable debt, here are 8 things you should know...
Foreclosure: When You Need a Lawyer

If your mortgage lender has initiated foreclosure proceedings against your home, you might need to bring in a lawyer to help. Learn about the four circumstances that should prompt you to seek legal counsel.
5 Things to Know About Representing Yourself in Court

Although it's possible to represent yourself in court, it's not always advisable to do so. If you're determined to appear pro se, there are five things you should be aware of. Find out what they are here...
Divorce: How to Divide Things Up

One of the primary goals of a successful divorce is the equitable division of marital assets and debts. Find out what steps to take and things to consider during the process.
Top 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Filing a personal injury claim can be difficult and time-consuming, and you may need legal help. But before hiring a personal injury lawyer, there are certain questions you should ask them first. Find out what they are here.
How to Set Up an Enforceable Contract Without Legal Help

Did you know that it's possible to create a legally enforceable contract without a lawyer's help? However, to ensure that the contract's valid, there are three things you need to ensure. Find out what they are here...
5 Types of Employment Discrimination You Should Know

Have you faced discrimination in the workplace because of your gender, race, religion or some other reason? Well, there are anti-discrimination laws in place to protect you, and they enable you to file a claim for damages. Learn more here...
The 10 Greatest Novels About the Law

From tales of vigilantism and courtroom dramas to narratives of oppressive legal systems, we take a look at some timeless law-inspired literature. Find out if your favorite book made Justipedia's list of the 10 greatest novels about the law.
Warrantless Arrest: 6 Instances in which It Happens

On TV, you often hear law enforcement officers say, 'We have a warrant for your arrest,' before taking somebody into police custody. However, there are times when they, and even ordinary citizens, can make a warrantless arrest. Find out more here.
Texas Labor Laws: Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay

Do you work in Texas? Depending on your occupation / employment contract, you could be either eligible for or exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay. Learn about the criteria in this article...
Plea Bargaining 101

Most criminal prosecutions in the USA are resolved through plea agreements, which are an essential component of the justice system. If you're a defendant, there are certain things you need to know about plea bargaining. Find out more here...
4 Common Questions About Making a Citizen's Arrest

Making a citizen’s arrest may seem like a noble gesture, but it could land you in an expensive legal minefield. Here's what you need to know before undertaking such an action.
Need a Lawyer? Ask These Questions Before Hiring One

The best lawyer is someone who's experienced and not intimidated by the opposing counsel. But how do you decide who's right for your case? Read on for specific questions to ask before hiring an attorney.
10 Things to Know About a Chapter 13 Debt Repayment Plan

Filing a Chapter 13 repayment plan is a complicated process. While consulting an experienced bankruptcy attorney is the first step, there are several other factors to take into consideration. Learn more here.
Wage Laws: Know Your Rights as a Restaurant Server

The restaurant business is one of the most common violators of wage laws. If you work at one, it's important to understand your rights regarding tips, minimum hourly rates, work-related expenses, etc. This article covers what you need to know.
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A no-knock warrant is a warrant that gives the police and other law enforcement officers legal permission to enter a premises without knocking first to alert the Read more

Litigious refers to a tendency to lean toward litigation or legal action. In the context of the law, the word "litigious" is often used to describe people or things Read more

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is a law that forbids physicians from performing partial-birth abortions. A partial-birth abortion is a specific type of Read more

In civil or criminal law, legal process is a generic term for certain instruments used in the court system. These instruments are used to: Advise the recipient that Read more

Restatements of the law are rewritten interpretations of laws. Restatements are written by legal scholars from the American Law Institute. Restatements of the law Read more
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