Federal Gun Ban After State Family Violence Convictions

Tarrant County Family Violence Gun Cases

The United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in United States v. Castleman today, which addresses the federal prohibition on gun possession for individuals who have convictions for “misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.” Disagreeing with the District Court and the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court ruled that a conviction for a simple domestic assault results in a federal … Read moreFederal Gun Ban After State Family Violence Convictions

Upskirting: A Look at Massachusetts and Texas

Improper Photography in Texas

Earlier this month Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that it is not illegal to secretly photograph under a person’s clothing.1 This practice is known as “upskirting” and takes place when a person tries to capture a picture up an individual’s skirt without their consent or knowledge. Despite efforts to prosecute the act, the high court ruled … Read moreUpskirting: A Look at Massachusetts and Texas