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Legalese — Freedom of the Press

10/11/2020 Lori Duff 0

Back in the day, before America was America, America was a part of Great Britain.  We weren’t all that excited about being a part of Great Britain and said so, loudly and often.  We wrote […]

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Legalese — Liquor Delivery

08/29/2020 Lori Duff 0

You may have heard about the new Georgia law that allows for home delivery of alcoholic beverages.  The law, House Bill 879, is fairly lengthy, and convoluted, so I thought I’d break it down here. […]

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Legalese — The Post Office

08/17/2020 Lori Duff 0

The United States Post Office has been in the news a lot lately.  Wherever you stand on the matter, here’s some information you probably didn’t know about it: the post office is constitutional.  The original […]

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Legalese — Confederate Monuments

08/02/2020 Lori Duff 0

Like just about everyone who has spent more than ten minutes south of the Mason-Dixon line, I have an opinion about the propriety of Confederate Monuments in public spaces.  I am not here to tell […]

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Ode to Admins During Coronapocalypse

07/25/2020 Lori Duff 0

I’m more fortunate than a lot of people, I suppose, in that during coronapocalypse my industry, the law, has been considered an essential one and we never really shut down.  Things shifted to Zoom and […]

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Legalese — Long Loads

06/20/2020 Lori Duff 0

How many times have you been driving down the road and there is a truck or trailer in front of you that has lumber or logs in the bed that are sticking out?  Sometimes there […]

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Legalese — The Right to Assembly

06/06/2020 Lori Duff 0

The United States of America originated with a rebellion.  Our forefathers and mothers became so frustrated when the King of England wouldn’t listen to them and address their grievances that they fought a war and […]

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Legalese — Citizen’s Arrest

05/25/2020 Lori Duff 0

The State of Georgia has made the national news lately for the concept of citizen’s arrest.  I thought I’d take this space to discuss exactly what a citizen’s arrest is according to Georgia law. The […]

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Play ball?

05/13/2020 Sharon Swanepoel 0

Because I work with kids, kids have been on my mind … and because I coach kids, sports have been on my mind. It is time to bring both back to life. No, sports aren’t […]

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Legalese — Driving in the Gore

05/09/2020 Lori Duff 0

As a traffic court judge, I often see people who are surprised for getting tickets for things they had no idea they couldn’t do.  One of those things is “driving in the gore.” The gore […]

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Legalese — Coronavirus and HIPAA

04/25/2020 Lori Duff 0

Information is power, and in these uncertain times when we feel weak we want the power that information gives us.  Unfortunately, our desire for information clashes with the privacy rights that individual patients have. HIPAA, […]

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Legalese — House Arrest

04/11/2020 Lori Duff 0

As we are all on what amounts to house arrest, I thought this would be a good time to explain what house arrest means in real pre-trial or sentencing terms. Like so many different things […]

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Legalese — Don’t Block the Box

03/16/2020 Lori Duff 0

Sitting as a Municipal Court Judge, one of my primary duties is to hear traffic court cases.  There seems to be a lot of confusion about what happens at intersections in terms of who has […]

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