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  • The Effect of Berghuis v. Thompkins (08-1470) On The Police?
    The Effect of Berghuis v. Thompkins (08-1470) On The Police?

    We have been addressing the situation of when does a person unequivocally invoke one's Miranda rights? As we learned yesterday, we know that a person must unequivocally invoke his or her rights. We ...

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  • How Does The SSA Evaluate Immune Deficiency Disorders (excluding HIV infection)?
    How Does The SSA Evaluate Immune Deficiency Disorders (excluding HIV infection)?

    Immune deficiency disorders are classified into two categories (1) primary (or congenital) and (2) acquired. Congenital disorders consist of X-linked agammaglobulinemia, thymic hypoplasia (DiGeorge ...

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  • Autoimmune Disorders And Disability?
    Autoimmune Disorders And Disability?

    As we noted yesterday, autoimmune disorders are caused by a dysfunctional immunre response. The response is directed against the body's own tissues--that is, the body actually attacks its own tissues ...

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  • Case Of The Day: Curtilage Around One's Home, Continued.
    Case Of The Day: Curtilage Around One's Home, Continued.

    The San Antonio Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion recently. The facts were as follows: A confidential informant told police that the suspect was growing marijuana at his home. The ...

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  • The Difference Between SFSTs And Non-SFSTs
    The Difference Between SFSTs And Non-SFSTs

    Yesterday, we discussed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the non-standard Field Sobriety tests. Begining in 1975, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began reviewing the ...

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  • Can A Person Waive His Or Her Fifth Amendment Right?
    Can A Person Waive His Or Her Fifth Amendment Right?

    Almost every right that is guaranteed to a criminal defendant by the U.S. Constitution can be waived, in some form. This includes the privilege against self-incrimination. As we have stated before, ...

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