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Know Your Rights at Demonstrations and Protests

Thursday September 28, 2017
Know Your Rights at Demonstrations and Protests

Can my free speech be restricted because of what I say—even if it is controversial?

No. The First Amendment prohibits restrictions based on the content of speech. However, this does not mean that the Constitution completely protects all types of free speech activity in every circumstance. Police and government officials are allowed to place certain nondiscriminatory and narrowly drawn “time, place and manner” restrictions on the exercise of First Amendment rights.…  

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Stopped by the Police – What should you do?

Friday June 30, 2017
Stopped by the Police – What should you do?

As the summer heats up, it may be useful to consider the the issues between the Police and the Community before the next incident.  Hopefully, this Article will provide some guidance.

Whether in a car, walking or just “chillin” on the corner, it is important that you know your Constitutional Rights if stopped by the Police.…  

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Foreclosure Update: Statute of Limitations results in canceled Mortgage – New York and New Jersey Courts issue rulings canceling mortgages due to Statute of Limitations

Friday March 31, 2017
Foreclosure Update: Statute of Limitations results in canceled Mortgage – New York and New Jersey Courts issue rulings canceling mortgages due to Statute of Limitations

In a recent New York Case, Soroush v. Citimortgage, Inc., Index No. 706506/2015 (Queens County Sup. Ct., January 11, 2016), because the Mortgagor failed to bring a foreclosure action within the six year Statute of Limitations, the Court 1) granted the Mortgagee Summary Judgment; 2) declared that the mortgage held by Citimortgage was invalid; 3) directed the Real Estate Clerk of the County to discharge the recorded mortgage; and 4) extinguished the underlying promissory note.  …  

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