Category Archives: Maine Law

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 26, 2016 This is part 2 of my effort to demonstrate that we do not take the 4th Amendment seriously (part 1 is

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TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.

TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 13, 2016 In Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. __ (June 20, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court continued to whittle away at the exclusionary rule. For the uninitiated, the

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 7, 2016 Last year, the Maine Legislature made changes to the statute that prohibits people in various circumstances from possessing

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BIRCHFIELD V. NORTH DAKOTA & OUI IN MAINE

BIRCHFIELD V. NORTH DAKOTA & OUI IN MAINE Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date: July 1, 2016 In Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. __ (June 23, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court took up whether warrantless breath-alcohol tests and blood

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Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done

Fines, Surcharges & Assessments, Dishonesty & Damage Done Posted by Edmund Folsom, Esq. April 28, 2016 In Maine, when a person receives a fine, there is a “surcharge” of 20% added to the balance due. And then there’s a

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MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL.

MAINE’S INSIDIOUS PER SE THC OUI PROPOSAL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:   March 5, 2016 Last year, Maine’s Legislature rejected a proposal to define as operating under the influence (OUI) the act of driving a motor vehicle

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Article 2, Section 2, and Supreme Court Nominees.

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom Date:  February 23, 2016 “The President…shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…judges of the Supreme Court.”    United States Constitution,

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MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD

MAINE COPS DRAW BLOOD Posted by Edmund R. Folsom December 18, 2015   Sometimes average people have no idea what’s going on in the world of law enforcement. For instance, a number of people have told me over time that they have thought

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OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL.

OPEN LETTER RE MAINE LD 1433 PUBLIC DEFENDER BILL. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom Date:  December 4, 2015 This follows up my earlier post, “A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?” located here: 

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MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION

MAINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTIONS & FIREARMS POSSESSION* Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  November 18, 2015 (updated July 7, 2016) Recent Maine legislation, LD 600, creates new prohibitions on possession of firearms by those

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