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What Is New York’s “Green Light Law”

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Immigration Law

On June 17, 2019, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act was signed into law. The Green Light Law, as it is commonly referred to, meant that all residents of New York aged 16 and over, could now apply for a standard, non-commercial, not-for-federal-purposes driver’s license or learner’s permit – regardless of their immigration status or citizenship. New York effectively …

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Is Martial Law Legal in the US?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

Flashback to December 1941 when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor – a US naval base that was located near Honolulu, Hawaii. Within hours, the then civilian territorial governor handed control of the Hawaiian Islands over to the US commander of the armed forces. The new military governor immediately ordered a shutdown of schools and courts, imposed …

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How to Vote by Mail for the 2020 Presidential Election

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At the time of writing this, more than 170,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Unfortunately, the death toll keeps rising with no end in sight for this ravaging pandemic that’s threatening the very fiber of the country’s economy. With the current unemployment rate continuing to soar, the ever-growing number of new infections, and an election right around the corner, the …

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Can the Government Close a Business?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, one of the measures that state governments across the country took in an attempt to contain its spread, was to shut down business operations and encourage citizens to stay at home. It meant that you couldn’t dine-in at your favorite restaurant, catch a couple of drinks with your friends at the local …

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How Does an Appeal Work?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

You believe that something went horribly wrong in your trial and are in complete disagreement with the final judgment. Maybe you’re happy with the outcome, but the other party isn’t. Either way, the court process is far from over. You’re now facing an appeal that could potentially reverse the existing verdict and secure a more favorable outcome for you or …

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What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

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Here’s the best way to describe alternative dispute resolution. Picture this: You loaned a friend a substantial amount of cash. They were down on their luck and were having a hard time trying to make ends meet. So, they asked you for money to help get them through their rough patch. You obliged, especially because they promised to pay it …

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Is It Illegal to Go on the Dark Web?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Ah, the deep, dark web – a mysterious digital netherworld where anything is possible. A place in cyberspace most people will never see in their lifetime. A shadowy underworld that sparks intrigue and fear in equal measure. The dark web is mostly perceived as an online repository for infinite amounts of backend information that’s available to the highest bidder. A …

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Where Is Gambling Legal?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Regulatory Law

Gambling is a fun pastime for anyone looking to inject a bit of thrill and excitement into their life. If you’ve been to Vegas before, then you understand this fact all too well. But, before you dive in headfirst, you need to establish what your state gaming law defines as “legal gambling.” Otherwise, you might just find yourself behind bars …