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Is a lawyer a “significant individual”? Court says nix.

Does being someone’s lawyer make you their “authorized representative” or even a “significant individual,” client-wise? Not if he’s “a dangerous sex offender requiring confinement,” says the Appellate Division. In that case, you’re most likely an annoying buttinsky yapping about “therapeutically … Continue reading

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Sexperts in the courtroom: Part 1

There’s only one person in the courtroom who’s allowed to have an aura of reliability, and you can probably guess who that is. Anybody who wants to testify about specialized knowledge is rigorously scrutinized by the judicial gatekeeper under the 12-prong orgone-kryptonite test before they’re allowed … Continue reading

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