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: All New York State government employees’ retirement information is confidential. REALITY: The...

June Legal Myths vs. Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate in...

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

By: Judge Joan Skhane: This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: Only adults aged 18 and over may marry. REALITY: Nearly all states,...

Legal Myths vs. Reality – August 2022

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By Judge Joan Shkane | Columnist  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were the result of...

Legal Myth And Reality by Judge Joan Shkane

Legal Myth And Reality by Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH:  New York law is hidebound, and cannot adapt to...

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January, 2021: This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate in the...

Legal Myths & Reality By Judge Joan Shkane

        By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH:  Native American children in the U.S. have few rights and few government-recognized legal...

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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 November 2020

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This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: New York State through the police can take, analyze, and use anyone’s DNA sample in the...

Legal Myths & Reality: by Judge Joan Shkane

Legal Myths & Reality     by Judge Joan Shkane Legal Myths & Reality This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: No-one can order anyone to have a...