Keeping Them Honest: Advice for Concerned Citizens

January 18, 2017

  On Friday, January 20, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the Oath of Office, and Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.  Although Mr. Trump lost the popular vote (by nearly 3[...]

Clean Water is Worth Fighting For

January 11, 2017

  Clean water is perhaps one of the most take-for-granted aspects of life in the United States.  I, for one, assume I use clean water each day due to living in a metropolitan area adjacent to one of the largest[...]

What the Death of the CFPB Could Mean For You

January 02, 2017

The results of the November presidential election shocked the world, leaving many to wonder what the future will hold when President-Elect Donald Trump eventually assumes the role of President. With his administration nearly assembled, experts are predicting that many of[...]

A Groundbreaking Class Action on Climate Change

December 26, 2016

  Every now and then I stumble upon a lawsuit that is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The latest example is a class action pending in Oregon under the caption Juliana v. United States (D. Oregon, 15-cv-1517). The Plaintiffs[...]

Your Kid’s Toys may be Spying and Reporting to a Defense Contractor

December 22, 2016

  When you buy a new toy for your kids, you probably have some realistic expectations. If it needs batteries, it probably won’t come with them. A barely-upgraded version will likely be on store shelves by February. One expectation that[...]

Synthetic Identity Theft: The New ID Fraud

December 19, 2016

Synthetic identity theft is a sneaky spin off the more straightforward identity theft (where a criminal steals all aspects of a real person’s identity and impersonates them to open fraudulent new accounts).  In synthetic identity theft, the criminal steals a[...]