Judge Joan Shkane -Legal Myths and Reality

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Legal Myths and Reality This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: A person cannot gift property that does not yet exist. REALITY: New...

Judge Joan Shkane: Legal Myths and Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: When an Appeals Court reviews a trial and finds an error,...

Judge Joan Shkane Dispelling myths and confusion about the legal system

MYTH: Labor unions are subject to the same laws as individuals regarding defamatory speech. REALITY: A court in a recent case found that a painter’s union, involved in a labor dispute with a hotel’ management,...

Judge Joan Shkane

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Legal Myths and Reality By Judge Joan Shkane MYTH: A pardon for a crime by a U.S. President will pardon the criminal for all purposes so that a convicted criminal will never be punished on that...

Legal Myths and Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: The New York State court system only reacts to issues that...

Legal Briefs: Legal Myths vs. Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is undergoing no challenges...

Judge Joan Shkane-Legal Myths and Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane MYTH: A pardon for a crime by a U.S. President will pardon the criminal for all purposes so that a convicted criminal will never be punished on that conviction. REALITY: We are...

Legal Myths & Reality: Judge Joan Shkane

March, 2021 This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH:  An adult incapacitated person with a significant developmental disability cannot be adopted because the adult’s...

Judge Joan Shkane: Dispelling myths and confusion about the legal system

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: When a property owner’s land is taken by the government for...

Legal Myths v. Reality

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by Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: Adults adopted in childhood in New York State may never find...