The Law Blog

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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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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2016 EDITION OF MAINE OUI LAW AVAILABLE NOW.

2016 EDITION OF MAINE OUI LAW AVAILABLE NOW. Posted by Edmund Folsom November 4, 2015, Revised 11/25/15New, 2016 editions of Maine OUI Law and Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and Related Offenses (Non-OUI ) are available

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A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine?

A Public Defender Administering Contracts for Maine? Posted by Edmund R. Folsom October 12, 2015 A lot of lawyers who do indigent criminal defense work in Maine are worried about LD 1433, “An Act to Create the Office of the Public Defender

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PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

Posted By Edmund Folsom August 14, 2015 PORTLAND FALSE RAPE REPORT- THESE THINGS HAPPEN. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, a 34-year old woman (who at this point remains publicly unnamed) reported that she was raped at midday on Portland’s

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