Pro Se: Representing Yourself in Court

Pro Se is a legal term that comes from Latin, meaning ‘for oneself’. It essentially means that you are representing yourself in court by choice without the help of an attorney. In the United States’ legal system, every individual is guaranteed, by the sixth amendment, the right to an appointed counsel, and also the right to represent him or herself in court. People... Read more

Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger?

Walt Disney Films released The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The story, of course, is nothing new. The Lone Ranger today is an icon of the 20th century. His story represents a romanticized version of the "Wild West" with all its rough and tumble glory. The Lone Ranger is a hero, saving the lives of innocent settlers and catching... Read more

Recent Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme-Court These cases may not be Marbury v. Madison or Brown v. Board of Education, but they are still landmarks in the legal system. Here’s a list of the top ten Supreme Court Cases from the last five years.
  1. National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012)—In what is casually known as... Read more