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No constitutional violation if a defendant agrees to shackling

Nov 4, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

No constitutional violation if a defendant agrees to shackling.

The sight of a shackled litigant is apt to make jurors think they’re dealing with a mad dog

Nov 3, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

The sight of a shackled litigant is apt to make jurors think they’re dealing with a mad dog.

Ordering defendant who barked like dog to be restrained was proper

Nov 2, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Ordering defendant who barked like dog to be restrained was proper.

Trial court can decide whether and how to restrain a defendant

Nov 1, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court can decide whether and how to restrain a defendant.

No First Amendment protection for being in public during Halloween festivities

Oct 31, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

No First Amendment protection for being in public during Halloween festivities.

Sanctions for continuing to sell Halloween-themed wine were warranted

Oct 28, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Sanctions for continuing to sell Halloween-themed wine were warranted.

Board of Education had immunity for injury at school’s haunted house event

Oct 27, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Board of Education had immunity for injury at school’s haunted house event.

Patron’s fear of chainsaw-wielding act at haunted house was inherent risk

Oct 26, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Patron’s fear of chainsaw-wielding act at haunted house was inherent risk.

Testimony about “spooky items” in the basement wasn’t impermissibly prejudicial

Oct 25, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Testimony about “spooky items” in the basement wasn’t impermissibly prejudicial.

Giving haunted hayrides wasn’t use of land for an agricultural purpose

Oct 24, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Giving haunted hayrides wasn’t use of land for an agricultural purpose.

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