• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Law

November 28, 2012

Rarely will you read a column of mine that advocates 1. An expansion of federal government power and 2. A tax increase. This one, however, does advocate these.
The Constitution grants Congress and the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce. The vast majority of Internet purchases fit into the category of interstate commerce.

November 26, 2012

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

Parking in premium spots on the Square is now limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Previous parking rules in Oxford allowed drivers to park up to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

November 16, 2012

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

Ole Miss alumni in the northeastern United States have continued to extend hope to their surrounding communities two weeks after the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
A couple Ole Miss graduates currently live in the Northeast and experienced the effects of Hurricane Sandy firsthand but wanted to help others.

November 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

November 12, 2012

The tone of the “political” get-together on campus Tuesday night was far too serious for my taste — we all should have been dancing.

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

There will be lots to say about the events on campus on election night over the coming days... and years. As the University of Mississippi seemingly proves that it is indeed the backwards and racist place the rest of the nation believes it to be, I am ashamed and disgusted. That this incident should fall on the 50th anniversary of integration and the 1962 riot only makes it worse. This will not soon be forgiven or forgotten. And it’s a crying shame.

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

In one word, I was shocked.
Shocked like so many other members of the Ole Miss family — students, alumni, faculty and staff — when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that protests had occurred on campus in the wake of President Obama’s re-election. But as I read articles, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds documenting the blatant use of racial slurs towards not only the president, but other Ole Miss students, my shock turned into anger. And my anger turned into shame.

November 7, 2012

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

“It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and it appears I’ll be going back to Washington,” Nunnelee said last night after the election.

November 7, 2012

Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

What began as an argument around midnight quickly spread across campus.

UPD responded to a fire alarm being pulled in Brown Hall as crowds gathered near
Kincannon and Stockard.

Just as all seemed to calm down, those in disagreement moved to the Grove.

UPD cleared the Grove on the grounds that it closes at midnight.
Displeased, crowds continued to grow and returned to Kincannon.

November 6, 2012

Election Day has arrived, and while the polls are open for voting, the work for the employees at the County Circuit Clerk's Office is far from over.

Election Day has arrived, and while the polls are open for voting, the work for the employees at the County Circuit Clerk's Office is far from over.

Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley believes that voter turnout for this year's election will be high.

“Usually our absentee ballots are an indicator for the number of voters and our absentee numbers are up a couple of hundred from four years ago,” Mosley said.

November 5, 2012

Presidential Candidates Barack Obama, Joe Biden: http://www.barackobama.com/ Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan: http://www.mittromney.com/ Virgil Goode, Jim Clymer: http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com Gary Johnson, James P. Gray: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala: http://www.jillstein.org Barbara Dale Washer, Cathy Toole: NO WEBSITE FOUND United States Senate candidates Albert N. Gore, Jr.: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Albert_N._Gore,_Jr. Roger F.

November 1, 2012

I love it for many reasons. I love it because it helps me expand my knowledge of others’ opinions, I love it because it helps me understand the arguments for and against my own opinions, and I love it because it opens my mind to opinions different from my own and from those of my friends.
I am an avid reader of Reason magazine, an unabashedly libertarian magazine based out of D.C.

November 1, 2012

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

“I decided to retire back in April of this year,” Martin said. “OPD has some really good folks working for them. It is very family-oriented, and we are all like a family here at OPD.”

October 29, 2012

By and large, Amnesty International does good work. They represent the downtrodden and oppressed all over the world and bring attention to otherwise unknown human rights violations. Having said that, in a case currently before the Supreme Court, Amnesty International may have unintentionally blocked future plaintiffs from bringing cases about the U.S. government’s use of warrantless wiretapping.

October 26, 2012

Riots overtook The University of Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1962. The reason – the pigment of a single man’s skin.

 

Riots overtook The University of Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1962. The reason – the pigment of a single man’s skin.
 
The admission of James Meredith, the first black person integrated into Ole Miss, created an integration struggle that allowed prejudice to hang heavily in the air.
 

October 24, 2012

A few weeks ago, I filled out my absentee ballot at the Madison County Courthouse. On the ballot was a race for Mississippi Supreme Court justice. In the weeks since then, I have noticed quite a bit of campaigning for that race.
The more that I think about this race, the more it concerns me. For starters, the incumbent, Bill Waller Jr., is the chief justice of Mississippi. This means it is possible for Mississippi’s top state judge to lose his seat this November.

October 24, 2012

Dear Editor,

Sometimes policy problems can be resolved at a low cost, sometimes installing a stop light could go far in making our lives safer. I’ve seen countless accidents at the intersection between Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6, near Waller Funeral Home. The intersection is the only access to the city of four major neighborhoods, so heavy traffic enters the ramp into an equally heavily trafficked highway. People are distracted and don’t expect other motorists to stop at the yield sign, and thus rear-end.

October 23, 2012

Two weeks ago, an enterprising reporter at Gawker uncovered the real-life identity of the website Reddit’s most notorious troll.
Michael Brutsch, who posted under the pseudonym “violentacrez,” has been responsible for some of the website’s most reprehensible content, most notably a thread called “creepshots.” That thread encouraged users to take photos of unsuspecting women in public and post them to be commented on by Reddit users. There were also sub-forums specifically for underage girls, lesbians and various ethnicities.

October 23, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote a letter to West Lincoln Attendance Center in Lincoln County, Mississippi telling them to stop holding prayers and condemned other religious behavior by the school and faculty as it violates the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU also had problems with various religiously-themed posters found on campus and religious messages given by even the principal Jason Case.

October 18, 2012

I am an Independent voter. I have no party affiliation, and I refuse to vote along partisan lines. I educate myself on the issues each year and cast my ballot according to which politician I think will do a better job, and this election is no different.
Even though I am unashamed to admit that my political views tend to lean liberal, my absentee ballot was checkered with candidates from different parties when I filled it out this weekend. Simply put, the fact that someone calls himself/herself a Democrat or Republican is not enough to make me vote in their favor.

October 17, 2012

The college admissions process is something most of us would never like to have to relive.
It’s a stressful time filling out applications, writing variations of the same personal statement and dealing with the attendant stress of finding a large or small envelope in the mailbox. However, for one girl, though she graduated from LSU this past May, she will have to relive this time of her life in front of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2012

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been busy under the Obama administration, pushing research and development for renewable energy in a variety of industries. The DOE has administered a number of federal grants to businesses to help them develop such products.
The purpose of these grants is to infuse a struggling industry with cash to give the industry a competitive advantage with established energy development such as coal and oil.

October 17, 2012

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees.

The University of Mississippi was recently recognized by the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites program for facilitating healthy and active lifestyles for its employees. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is designed to recognize employers who encourage physical, nutritional and cultural wellness within the workplace. This is the second year in a row for Ole Miss to win platinum recognition. Ole Miss was the only university in the state to be recognized by the American Heart Association and was one of only two platinum recipients when it won previously in 2011.