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Nonredeemable judgments for possession — Are they legal?

Monday May 9, 2016
Nonredeemable judgments for possession — Are they legal?

In the decades that I have practiced law, beginning with Law Students in Court, I have always understood that a nonredeemable judgment for possession in a non-payment of rent case, was both contrary to law and public policy.  In cases other than nonpayment of rent, a nonredeemable judgment for possession may be consistent with law.  Lately, however, I understand that some Judges in the Landlord and Tenant Branch of D.C.…  

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The F.B.I. and D.C. Statehood

Monday April 11, 2016
The F.B.I. and D.C. Statehood

The Federal Bureau of Investigation proposes to relocate from the District of Columbia into nearby Virginia or Maryland. For reasons outlined in this Article, that move should not be allowed unless Washington, D.C. is accorded statehood status.

Every human being on this planet, residing in a nation with a representative government, enjoys political standing and sovereignty, except those who happen to reside in Washington, D.C. …  

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Tuesday January 12, 2016


Suppose you’ve struggled to earn a decent salary to buy a home, you lived there for years with your family, giving them a sense of security and comfort. You’ve been a good citizen and contributed to the community. But life happened, you lost a job, lost a significant other or someone suffered a serious health crisis.…  

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