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Cancer and child custody

Jennifer Nelson
May 12, 2011
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A North Carolina woman lost her custody battle in part because she has breast cancer.
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College student preparing for legal career

Jennifer Nelson
May 11, 2011
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An Indiana student utilizes small claims court to take on companies.
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Attorney leads Facebook page to remove Trump as Indy 500 pace car driver

Jennifer Nelson
May 5, 2011
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Could an Indianapolis attorney’s Facebook page seeking to “bump” Donald Trump as the pace car driver in the Indianapolis 500 have led to Trump’s decision to step down as driver?
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Senator doesn't pass the bar

Jennifer Nelson
May 3, 2011
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The list of successful bar exam applicants was released this week and it was missing a recognizable name.
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Electronic case filing

Jennifer Nelson
May 2, 2011
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals now requires all documents to be filed and served electronically.
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Organs from death row

Jennifer Nelson
April 25, 2011
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Should a willing death row inmate be allowed to donate his or her organs after execution?
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Greening the law

Jennifer Nelson
April 22, 2011
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Today is Earth Day. How environmentally friendly is your office?
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Student questions diversity at law school

Jennifer Nelson
April 19, 2011
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An IU-Indy law student says banners featuring African-American males in the school’s atrium make students feel unwelcome.
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  3. I expressed my thought in the title, long as it was. I am shocked that there is ever immunity from accountability for ANY Government agency. That appears to violate every principle in the US Constitution, which exists to limit Government power and to ensure Government accountability. I don't know how many cases of legitimate child abuse exist, but in the few cases in which I knew the people involved, in every example an anonymous caller used DCS as their personal weapon to strike at innocent people over trivial disagreements that had no connection with any facts. Given that the system is vulnerable to abuse, and given the extreme harm any action by DCS causes to families, I would assume any degree of failure to comply with the smallest infraction of personal rights would result in mandatory review. Even one day of parent-child separation in the absence of reasonable cause for a felony arrest should result in severe penalties to those involved in the action. It appears to me, that like all bureaucracies, DCS is prone to interpret every case as legitimate. This is not an accusation against DCS. It is a statement about the nature of bureaucracies, and the need for ADDED scrutiny of all bureaucratic actions. Frankly, I question the constitutionality of bureaucracies in general, because their power is delegated, and therefore unaccountable. No Government action can be unaccountable if we want to avoid its eventual degeneration into irrelevance and lawlessness, and the law of the jungle. Our Constitution is the source of all Government power, and it is the contract that legitimizes all Government power. To the extent that its various protections against intrusion are set aside, so is the power afforded by that contract. Eventually overstepping the limits of power eliminates that power, as a law of nature. Even total tyranny eventually crumbles to nothing.

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