Here Comes Czar Putin – Changes to Russian Constitution and Goodbye Democracy

On January 15, 2020 Vladimir Putin gave a key speech that is about to change Russia’s trajectory forever. It is clear Putin will follow the steps of Chinese President Xi to be pretty much a forever leader.

In the opening statement, Putin said that Russian constitution is constant and it does not need changing. Of course, there was an immediate round of applause. However, he then immediately said the constitution needs to be amended. Putin’s supporters immediately joined in the ovation and ecstasy. Such reaction reminds one of the old Soviet Era and the reactions to the Czar.

Russia’s Ominous New Law to Designate Russian Citizens as Foreign Agents. Are Stalin Style Repressions Coming Soon?

Russia’s Gosduma approved a new law regarding Russian individuals being designated as  foreign agents if they are working with foreign news outlets and receive funding outside of Russia. Interestingly, besides one member of the Duma, 337 members voted in favor of the proposed law.  It is expected to take effect on November 21. The State Duma, commonly abbreviated in Russian as Gosduma, is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while the upper house is the Council of the Federation. The Duma headquarters are located in central Moscow, a few steps from Manege Square. Its members are referred to as deputies.

UK Ruthlessly Starting DNA Collection – Goodbye Privacy Forever

Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock announced the government’s desire to start collecting DNA of every newborn child. Hence, the privacy of UK citizens will no longer exist. Your DNA is a treasure trove of personal information, including your physical characteristics like eye color, paternity and health. The UK has been a pioneer in privacy intrusion. It is one thing to use DNA to solve heinous crimes and protect society, yet another to use it for the government’s gain and control.

Anti-Immigration Website Reborn as Anti-ICE/Border Patrol Site

The owner of a website that was known internationally for exposing the identities of people in countries illegally has re-launched one of his old anti-immigration websites as a resource for documenting the abuse of undocumented persons by law enforcement. This change of heart comes after BrokenBorderPatrol.com founder Cyrus Sullivan spent time living with illegal aliens in federal prisons and realized how unfairly they are treated by the government.

Law, Privacy and Genome Human Rights Failure in Russia – Putin’s Fascination with Hitler’s Eugenics Project

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and the European Union developed genetic information privacy regulations to protect the public. A majority of experts have agreed for the need for genetic information privacy. In 2014 the HUGO Committee on Ethics, Law and Society (CELS) presented a human rights approach to an international code of conduct for genomic and clinical data sharing. The code of conduct is supposed to prevent human rights violations during the research of genomes, allowing enough protection to allow scientific research in the genome field.

Using Social Media During Your Divorce – The Dos and Don’ts

As a divorce lawyer at the Vitale Family Law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, I’d like to share a few things to keep in mind when it comes to using social media during a divorce. Just because you’re going through a divorce doesn’t mean you have to shut down your social life or delete all of your social media accounts.

However, it’s usually in your best interest to be careful about what you share online with the world. Here are five tips to help you make smarter choices regarding how you use social media during the divorce process. 

CAFTA Arbitrators Abandoned the Rule of Law in Costa Rica Case

A judge must be faithful to their professional competence in the Law and rely on facts and evidence in their rulings. In this Arbitration case, the Arbitrators, Eduardo Siqueiros, Pedro Nikken and Mark Baker abandoned the law, the facts and the evidence.

Newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, said this in his confirmation hearing:

“Our rulings need to be accurate and correct because they affect peoples’ lives. Our rulings must be clearly explained so that both parties, even the losing party, clearly understands how we came to our decision and that it was JUST AND FAIR.”