The Law Blog

ABOUT THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.”

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. September 6, 2016 ABOUT THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.” To begin, this post is for informational purposes only.  It is not legal advice and is not to be considered legal advice. A few years back, to inform

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GOVERNOR LEPAGE’S DRUG DEALER, RACE PROBLEM.

Posted by  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. August 29, 2016 Governor LePage’s Drug Dealer, Race Problem. Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage, recently set off a firestorm with remarks about the racial makeup of Maine’s drug dealing

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EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 3.

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 3. Posted By:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  August 5, 2016 Alright then, let me finish this business about the illusory promise of the 4th Amendment.  Parts 1 and 2 are here

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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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WILLIAMS V. PA, ROBE-GONE-TO-HEAD SYNDROME?

WILLIAMS V. PA, ROBE-GONE-TO-HEAD SYNDROME? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  June 21, 2016   On June 9, 2016, in Williams v. Pennsylvania, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it violated the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment

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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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