A Reporter's Two-Year Legal Battle Over Public Record Request Ends In Victory

A Reporter's Two-Year Legal Battle Over Public Record Request Ends In Victory

Portland, Oregon-based reporter Beth Slovic never imagined that a simple request for public records would lead to a lengthy legal battle. In November 2016, Slovic, who was working as a freelance journalist, asked Portland Public Schools to provide a list of employees who were currently on paid administrative leave.

7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

Statistically speaking, most Americans end up in a courtroom at some point during their lives. Even if you’re not among the nearly 80 million individuals in the FBI’s criminal database, you may have to appear before a judge for traffic violations, divorce and child custody matters, non-payment of debts, and other civil lawsuits – or at the very least, you’ll be called to serve on a jury.

Your Tinder Profile Could Be Used As Evidence

Your Tinder Profile Could Be Used As Evidence

Increasingly, court cases are using social media to gather evidence. As criminal lawyer Brooke Winter said, “There is no such thing as a private conversation on social media.