AS TAX SEASON NEARS, WHO GETS TO CLAIM THE KID????

This piece is obviously not geared towards married couples, as they most likely file joint returns. However, recently divorced families and couples who have children out of wedlock are often faced with this very question. Therefore, we thought it would be a good topic to educate families on how the […]


SUPREME COURT SAYS ‘YES’ TO GAY MARRIAGE!!

  On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. Specifically, […]


“DON’T BE A VICTIM OF ‘UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURE”

Written By: Erick Fernandez, Chelsea High School Senior The United States Constitution, through the Fourth Amendment, protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government (i.e. Police).  The Fourth Amendment, however, is not a guarantee against all searches and seizures, but only those that are deemed unreasonable under the […]


DO YOU KNOW HOW WE GOT “MIRANDA RIGHTS/WARNING”?

How many times have you heard “they didn’t read my Miranda Rights”? Often times, many of us don’t even know what they are, in what context do these rights kick in, or how “Miranda” came about. Well allow me to give you a little bit of a history lesson. Approximately […]


PREGNANT? TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FORM DISCRIMINATION AT WORK

A pregnant woman has certain rights under the state and federal statutes that prohibit sex and disability discrimination in the workplace. A pregnant woman also has the right to a leave of absence from work for such things as pregnancy-related medical conditions and childbirth. a woman may have a claim […]