Episode Recap (Spoiler Alert!):
In this week’s episode, a saucy surveillance love triangle crops up between Florrick Agos, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the National Security Agency. Well, technically it’s a rectangle because Lockhart Gardner is being surveilled too. Alicia’s drug smuggling client, Lemond Bishop, is at the center of it all.
Meantime, at the governor’s office, Marilyn hands over evidence of Peter Florrick’s election fraud issue to the Office of Public Integrity, setting the stage for Alicia and Will to face legal trouble, because they were his attorneys during the time in question.
As its title suggests, this week’s episode “traces” its roots to a real-life law enforcement process called parallel construction.
Parallel construction involves building a parallel evidentiary basis to
1. You Can Refuse Service for (Almost) Any Reason.
If you are worried about rowdy teens and 20-somethings invading your business like so many drunk bulls in china shops, take a deep breath. You can refuse service to the loud and obnoxious, and just anyone else who is threatening to ruin the atmosphere of your business — so long as it isn’t illegal discrimination.
State and local laws may be more expansive on this topic, but most employers should be within their rights to boot noisy, boisterous Spring Breakers.
2. You Can Stop Selfies.
Spring Breakers may want to use your business as the backdrop for a #SpringBreakSelfie or Vine video, but it’s perfectly legal to enforce a no-photography policy.
3. Consider Raising the Drinking Age at Your Establishment.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the student free-speech case about a school’s ban on “I Heart Boobies” cancer awareness bracelets, Reuters reports.
That means the August 2013 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which sided with the students who wanted to don the bracelets, remains intact.
It’s a major victory for the students in the Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania.
Prospect Park Network, which relaunched the TV soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children online in 2013, filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware.
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Prospect Park’s talent and management company, which represents clients including Ice Cube and the band Korn, and has an active TV production arm that has made such shows as Royal Pains, is not part
This week, the digerati went nuts over Newsweek‘s controversial claims to have identified and located the creator of Bitcoin, Dorian Nakamoto.
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Meanwhile, Kanye West has been doing his own hunting.
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In January, the hip-hop
Federal bankruptcy court Judge Barry Russell dismissed the remaining claims on March 5 against R2D2 and other movie companies, including ThinkFilm, that were controlled by David Bergstein and Ronald Tutor, which had been brought by Screen Capital International, run by David Molner, acting for creditors and on behalf of the court-appointed trustee overseeing the bankrupt movie companies.
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In addition to “black” and “African American” (as well as “white” or “just a person!” if you want to insist on using something that doesn’t line up with your experience or anyone else’s), you have access to the full menu of “multiracial,” “person of color,” “Euro-Afro-American,” “biracial” and “mixed.” You can even go the popular-on-dating-websites route and do the old, exhaustive “German-Irish-Scottish-Italian-Native American-black” list (always in that order, for whatever reason, but that’s another story).