Learning About Phoenix, Arizona

Our home town of Phoenix, Arizona is fast becoming one of the largest and most influential cities in the nation. It has taken its place among other great American cities like Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Austin, Dallas, and others. Why don’t we take some time to learn a little more about the […]

Supreme Court Considers Moose Hunting and Hovercrafts

Typically, the Supreme Court of the United States rules on some of the most important issues facing our nation. It has ruled on influential constitutional issues like privacy rights, segregation, same-sex marriage, healthcare reform, and much more. It may soon rule on a new issue: moose hunting by hovercraft. The Issue at Hand One John […]

The United States Opens Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Most of us would probably agree, it is important to make friends. The United States is doing the best it can to do just that. On Monday, October 5, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim Nations signed the largest international trade agreement in history. It is an exciting yet controversial step taken towards […]

Seatbelts are Essential

Millions of car accidents occur every year. That means thousands of collisions happen each and every day. According to the latest statistics, approximately 32,000 individuals die in motor vehicle crashes each year. Accident fatalities are the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 1 and 54. Even beyond fatalities, approximately 2.2 million […]

Famous Court Cases: Miranda v. Arizona

This landmark 1966 court decision is likely one of the ten most influential court cases ever decided in the United States. What started as a routine criminal proceeding eventually made it all the way up to the Supreme Court. Every arrest which has been made since this 1966 decision has been impacted by Miranda v. […]

The Process of Hiring a Lawyer

Becoming embroiled in legal proceedings is almost always stressful and often expensive. Whether you are writing a will, going through a divorce, hurt in an accident, or defending yourself during a criminal proceeding, you are likely going to want an attorney on your side who can help you with the case. You don’t want to […]

A Legislative Deep Dive

The Revolutionary War happened because the colonies were oppressed. They were oppressed by the British Government, which was ruled by a monarch who had absolute power. Once we were free, the last thing we wanted to do was to give power back to one single individual. So we separated governmental power over three branches and […]

Learning More about Judicial Process

We have discussed the three major branches of government. That is just scratching the surface. Our government is large and complex. In an attempt to understand it a little more, we will dive into the judicial branch and learn about judicial process. What is the Judicial Process? The judicial process guarantees that everyone is treated […]

Government 101

Campaign season is in full swing. In just over a year, it is going to be time to elect a new President of the United States. That is a lot of responsibility! Are you ready? Well, you don’t have to be yet, you still have an entire year to prepare. As part of that preparation, […]

Discussing Facebook and Privacy

Yes it is happening again. You have probably seen these walls of text popping up in your Facebook feed. Every two or three years this cycle repeats. Facebook privacy rights become a topic for conversation, and individuals start posting long paragraphs full of legal jargon on their wall in an attempt to keep themselves protected. […]