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Obamacare's Big Day (6/28/2012)
Terry Sullivan will be on WGN noon news today to discuss the recent developments in the healthcare system and what effect Obamacare will have on society.
WGN News at 5 pm (6/28/2012)
Terry Sullivan will be on WGN news at 5 pm covering the recent indictments. Be sure to watch!
Latest Legal Issues - WGN News (6/25/2012)
Terry Sullivan will be on WGN news tomorrow morning to discuss the recent legal activity that focuses on Arizona's immigration situation as well as the other recently emerging legal issue that debates mandatory life without parole for juveniles.
Watch Your Words! (6/20/2012)
Better watch what you say in Middleborough, Massachusetts! Recently, the residents have voted on the issue of public profanity and a proposal was approved where violators could have to pay a $20.00 fine. While this new ordinance could raise questions about First Amendment rights, state laws do allow towns to enforce local laws that give police officers the power to arrest anyone who “addresses another person with profane or obscene language” while in a public place. The town’s police officers would be able to write tickets as they would similarly with a traffic violation, but “people might end up getting fined for constitutionally protected speech” says the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Officials insist that this ordinance was not intended to censor casual or private conversations, but to crack down on loud and overly profane language used by individuals in the areas with the most amount of pedestrian traffic such as the public parks or downtown area. One local raised the issue that given what is commonly on tv these days, it’s extremely difficult to define exactly what is obscene. (As one Supreme Court justice said years ago: he doesn’t know what it is, but he’ll know when he sees it!!)
WGN News (6/15/2012)
Terry Sullivan was on WGN today discussing the recent legal actions involving Lance Armstrong, Jerry Sandusky, and Drew Peterson.
State Terrorism Laws - NATO Aftermath (6/12/2012)
This afternoon, Terry will be on Channel 9 news at noon to discuss the protestors that were charged with terrorism after they allegedly sought out to cause damage using Molotov cocktails against targets like police officers and police stations.
Chicago - Food Trucks and the Rules (6/8/2012)
In a city as fast paced as Chicago, there is a great need for food-on-the-go. An option for some quick meals to individuals are the ones offered in the food trucks who park in premium locations to deliver their goods to consumers. Now a new pilot program may structure these trucks to a fixed site with fixed hours and fees because some business owners have been claiming that the trucks are a "better business model" and these permanent restaurants that are local to the area already can't compete. This idea for the pilot program is hoping to level the playing field for all businesses so that Chicago still benefits!
NATO's Aftermath (6/5/2012)
Recently, Terry Sullivan was quoted in the Chicago Tribune in regards to the aftermath of the NATO summit. During that event, three "anarchists" were charged with making four Molotov cocktails to firebomb political targets. These charges were seen by some as a "trumped-up, politically motivated intimidation campaign by the city." These arrests were made by police informants or undercover police officers who infiltrated the group, but a supporter of these activists emailed a news release of a photo of one of these informants/ undercover officers. One attorney stated that these actions are not what is expected from members of the bar. An attorney is there to defend their client, not to put somebody else's life at risk. Terry Sullivan said "that this is just another example of the legal system struggling to keep up with a fast changing technological world where people can snap photos and send them around the world in seconds. Until recently, lawyers could count on a protective order from a judge to keep evidence and identification of witnesses or informants bottled up. But in the era of Twitter and Facebook, there truly is no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Those pictures are out there now."
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