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Attorney Paul Samakow brings his legal expertise and analysis from the trenches of the courtroom to Communities Digital News. A native Washingtonian, Samakow has been a Plaintiff’s trial lawyer since 1980 practicing in the DC metro area. Paul can be reached at any time by calling 1-866-SAMAKOW (1-866-726-2569), via email @ [email protected], or through his website @ http://www.samakowlaw.com/. He is also available to speak to your group on numerous legal topics.

Bullying and the Law: Do we need to do more?

Just because a law has been passed does not mean it magically transforms behavior. 160,000 students stay home from school each day due to bullying.

The law on Assisted Suicide; Another Law School For You

“Death with Dignity” laws exist only in Washington, D.C. and five states ... Yet, currently, twenty-nine states are considering them.

The law of abortion: Another law school for you

People who disagree about politics, money and religion often find areas of agreement, but with abortion, there is little common ground. You enter the argument identified as either “pro-choice” or “pro-life.”

Defamation Law: President Trump, Sarah Palin and others

Today's chapter of “Law School For You” explores a legal topic that's very much in the news in 2017: U.S. law as it pertains to libel, slander and defamation.

He’s guilty! How can you represent him?

The underlying justice system in this country was designed to provide the accused with guarantees that his or her rights are always protected.

The law and your rights when injured while flying

An airline is not, and should not be required to be an absolute guarantor of the safety of all of its passengers all of the time. An airline however is required to do all that is reasonable, and more, to prevent injuries from happening.

Know the law about polygraph accuracy and admissibility

The lie detector test does not detect lies. Yet, police use it extensively, and employers used to. Here is the current law.

Owning the Moon: Another ‘Law School for You’

NASA says it has never gifted or otherwise provided any individual with a piece of the moon, which includes the astronauts not being allowed to keep a rock for themselves.

What is the law when it comes to Obamacare and healthcare?

Follow the little red bouncing ball as this new proposed (healthcare) law makes its way through the surprise filled “what will jump out at you” haunted houses of Congress.

Another Law School For You: Can I get out of this contract?

Rescission laws were passed in the 1970s as a response to commonly employed high-pressure sales tactics. After you buy a car, you CANNOT return it or change your mind. Unless it's clearly a lemon.

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Death and the Limelight: The tragedy of “Gurl Nineteen” Ruth Polsky

Ruth Polsky was responsible for giving many post punk bands their first taste of America, including The Smiths, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Cocteau Twins.

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