Alex Heidt | Law

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Know the Legal Regulations For Federal Employees Using Social Media

In this digital age it is always important that you are careful what you put out online. It is especially key for federal government employees to be cautious of what they are putting out their as well as know their legal rights when it comes to personal social media usage. Of course, all employees are […]

N.C Attempts to Raise the Juvenile Jurisdiction

Originally posted on politifact.com. A North Carolina legislator, Rep. Duane Hall, believes that the state would save millions of dollars by a small change in its criminal justice system. This change involves the ending of prosecuting anyone above the age of 16 as an adult in the criminal justice system. North Carolina (and also New […]

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Criminal Practices Defined: How to Get a Bail Pending Appeal

Anyone who is struggling with a legal issue needs to fully understand the terminology and concepts regarding the process in order to best receive the fair treatment that is deserved and guaranteed by law in all areas. Bail can sometimes be one of those terms which can be tricky to decipher especially if never dealt […]

The Death Penalty and The 2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 Presidential Election was ripe with controversial debate. One topic not as thoroughly discussed as others was that of the death penalty. While public support for capital punishment is continuously waning in America, two out of the four main candidates running for office support the death penalty. It probably comes as no surprise to […]

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Reducing the Prison Population

In my previous blog, I discussed reasons for the high incarceration rate in the United States. These reasons include high prosecution of drug crimes, repeat offenders, prosecuting minors, and excessive prison sentences (often because of drug-related crimes). I also pointed out how this mass incarceration disproportionately affects young black men, which is likely because of […]

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Crime Stats in Washington D.C.

Millions of people live in Washington D.C. and tens of thousands more visit every day. This city is the seat of United States government and the capital of the country, yet is considered a hotbed of criminal activity. D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws of any city in the country, yet it still […]

Excessive Jail Sentences Lessened Due to Minnesota Clemency Project

Long-time prisoners are receiving fresh chances at freedom through the Minnesota Clemency Project which is reviewing many cases in order to determine who is safe to let back out into the wide world. As long as the surrounding circumstances are mostly nugatory and the committed crime was not infused with violence then there are plenty […]

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Understanding Corporate Governance in 2016

Governance of public corporations continues to move in a more shareholder-centric direction. This is evidenced by the increasing corporate influence of shareholder engagement and activism, and shareholder proposals and votes. This trend is linked to the concentration of ownership in public and private pension funds and other institutional investors over the past 25 years and […]

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