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In Legal Terms

Summary: email: legalterms@mpbonline.orgIn Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.orgHave you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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 In Legal Terms: Bail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:39

Guest: André de Gruy, State DefenderAdditional information: Mississippi Bail Fund Collective 2019 Mississippi Code Title 99 - Criminal Procedure Chapter 5 - Bail American Bar Association: How Courts Work : Steps in a Trial : bail The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” MISSISSIPPI RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 2013 Mississippi Code Title 99 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Chapter 35 - APPEALS Article 3 - APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT AND RELATED PROCEDURES § 99-35-115 - Bail after conviction of felony; application for emergency hearing upon denial of bail Discussion: What does the Office of State Public Defender do What is bail How is bail determined Posting bail MS Bail Collective Rena LEE v. Robert "Tot" LAWSON, Sheriff of Pike County, Mississippi Excessive bail When is bail prohibited Tracking those out on bail Out on bail while on appeal Bail bondsmen regualted by insurance commission Calls: Bail isn't punishment Bail fund outiside of Hinds County Bail isn't / shouldn't be punishment What does the State of MS spend on those who aren't out on bail Know one knows how many people are in jail in Mississippi See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: TikTok and Memes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:44

Guest: Associate Dean Stacey Lantagne from the University of Mississippi School of Lawauthor of “Famous on the Internet: The Spectrum of Internet Memes and the Legal Challenge of Evolving Methods of Communication.” How to protect your intellectual Property? Listen and find out.{an idea is NOT able to be copywriten}Calls: Merger doctrine - recipes Fair use of images Art gets a copywrite; Inventions get patents Genitic material Poor Man's Copy Protection Flea Market Sales Notice of copywrite? Take a photo of your art Bernie Sanders' inauguration mittens help raise $1.8 million for charity : Brendan Smialowski, a photographer with Getty Images, captured the image of Sanders. The photo agency said it will donate proceeds from the photo to Meals on Wheels of America."Weird Al" Yankovic The Saga Begins YouTube Video See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Cycling and Insurance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:49

Guest: Baskin Jones from Jones Law Firm and READ THE DECLAIRATIONS PAGE OF YOUR INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGEOur show discussed: how cyclists ARE treated what to do if injured MS state laws safe passing dooring laws DUI vehicle Insurance issues Calls concerned: biker's rights car drivers experence getting hit by car uninsured "what if" some can't pay for insurance Resources: See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Ethics and Professionalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:43

Guest: Professor Patrick Longan, Chair in Ethics and Professionalism from Mercer University School of Law Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism Challenges for Lawyers law students classes training Current Events Confidentiality Wills The Ideal Lawyer: Is competent Shows fidelity to client Shows fidelity to the law Is public spirited Has civility Has practical wisdom  Ways Attorneys Get Into Trouble: Trust account abuse Neglect of client Committing felonies Ethics attorneys hopeful COVID-19 will prompt changes in remote working rulesThousands of Lawyers, Law Students Push to Disbar Cruz, HawleyDiscipline Them: Lawyers Want Ethics Charges Against AGs Behind Election Challenge See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Asylum and Immigration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:40

Guests: Amelia McGowan and Max Meyers from the Mississippi Center for Justice to discuss Immigration and answer questions. To contact the MS Center for Justice:For the Jackson office call: (601) 352-2269. For the Biloxi office call: (228) 435-7284. To reach the Indianola office call: (662) 887-6570. Their website also has a form to fill out to reach them. DACA Contact form: included: Mississippi immigration situation challenges faced by undocumented people work of the Center for Justice ICE raids how to reach MS Center for Justice what is asylum how to qualify what is DACA Calls: gratitude illegal vs legal entry to country profiling crimes See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: UPM Law and True Crime Books Encore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:36

A repeat broadcast from 08/04/2020Guest: University Press of Mississippi’s Courtney McCreary, Publicity and Promotions Manager discussing their law and true crime books discussed: Crooked Snake A Legal History of Mississippi Mississippi’s Federal Courts Heroes, Rascals, and the Law Cups Up Confessions of an Undercover Agent The Last Lawyer From Midnight to Guntown Return to Guntown The Legs Murder Scandal Hands in the Till Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi Power, Greed, and Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Home Office | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:25

Can I deduct home office expenses while I'm working from home? It depends. The short answer is, probably not. If you work full-time for someone else, you're out of luck. "Employees who receive a paycheck or a W-2 exclusively from an employer are not eligible for the deduction, even if they are currently working from home," the IRS noted last month. people most likely to be eligible to claim the home office tax deduction are those who are self-employed -- meaning they run their own business out of their homes, or are independent contractors or freelancers working on assignments from home. But they must meet the following rules: You may only deduct expenses for the portion of your home that is used exclusively and regularly for business and your home must be your principal place of business. And you may not deduct expenses related to anything that is used for both your work and your home life.Business Use of Your Home you CAN claim a deduction, here's more guidance : you have a suggestion for a show topic for 2021? Email us: See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: More Housing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:48

Our topic is housing at the end of the 2020 pandemic year with Will Bedwell and John Jopling from the MS Center for Justice. April 21st of 2020, In Legal Terms discussed Housing at the beginning of the pandemic with Will Bedwell and MS Center for Justice CEO Vangela Wade. has information on the Fair Housing Act. The MS Center for Justice has information about housing and six self-help videos concerning eviction. COVID eviction hotline number is 228-702-9983.MIssissippi Home Corporation v. Alltin, LLc, Cause No. 3:20-CV57-MPM-RPMS Center for Justice Fair Housing Hot Line 1-877-352-2269 See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Administrative Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:04

Our guest, attorney Francis Springer from the Springer Law Firm, discusses Administrative or Regulatory Law. concerning name changeDepartment of Enviromental Quality requirementsAgencies presumed to be correctCourts list four conditions for agency rulings to be reversed: Ruling not supported by substantial evidence Ruling was capricious or arbitrary Ruling was beyond the power of administrative agency Ruling is a violation of statutory or constitutional rights See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: SLAPP | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:30

Guest: attorney Marc Chamberlain from the Butler Snow law firm discuss strategic lawsuits against public participation. Learn more here: What are they? Who brings these lawsuits? What's Mississippi's stance on SLAPPs See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Gun Rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:10

Guest: Attorney Reed Martz from Freeland Martz find state laws about gun rights: concerned: 2nd amendment and marijuana shootings at protests restrictions on buying guns carrying a gun in a car buying guns in MS calaber of amunition Alabama fees travel between states fire arms in cars See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Real Estate Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:18

Guest: Terry Little from Harper Little Estate Closings were discussed before the calls came in.Calls concerned: title theft property disclosure hurricane damage multipe owners of home encroachment leaving property by will or deed property in IRA heirs property Email about gain in property valueListen to Money Talks discuss real estate investment: See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Statutes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:53

We begin the show discussing weird state laws killing raccoons on Sunday what is Bigfoot bear wrestling legal homicide Statutes, Court ruleings, administrative regulationsMississippi Teacher Strike Statute of Construction See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Election Day 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:07

Election Day!MS Elections Answerline: 1-800-829-6786MS Elections Fraud Hotline: 1-800-829-6786 see a sample ballot for your street address, go to This will take you to the MS Sec of State’s website. Scroll down to Poling place locator. Type in your address. Your address should pop up, along with your poling place, and your Circuit Clerk’s name and phone number. Below that is what is on YOUR ballot. Everyone will vote for President and Senator. Your ballot will be different from MY ballot in that You’ll have your US representative, election commissioner and your supreme court justice races listed.  Medical marijuana The Flag Change Change to statewide election of officials Previous show with Hinds County Election Commissions Chair polls close at 7pm tonight. If you are in line, stay in line so you can vote. If you make a mistake on your ballot ask for a new one. If the machines are down at your polling pace, ask for a paper ballot. There’s an election protection hotline: 1-866-OUR VOTE if you have questions about your rights or trouble voting. Text polls 30330 to find out where to vote. No one may refuse a person the right to vote if that person is legally entitled to vote. _No voter shall be threatened, intimidated, or paid to vote by any person.Voters whose names do not appear on the poll book or who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID are entitled to vote by affidavit ballot. You will then have 5 business days after election day to present a photo id at the Circuit clerk’s office. Voters who require assistance in marking the ballot because of disability, blindness, or an inability to read or write are entitled to receive assistance from a person of the voter’s choice, excluding, a candidate whose name is on the ballot, or a poll watcher who is observing in the polling place on Election Day. Rules prevent people from wearing campaign-related clothes or caps into the polling place. And people campaigning for a person or issue on the ballot must remain 150 feet from the polling place. Sec of State Watson said this rule applies only to signage or clothing pertaining to “anything that’s on the ballot,” but would not prohibit other messaging not directly up for a vote. So any candidate-specific gear like MAGA or Biden hats are prohibited, but generic “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts are permitted. memory about protesting poll tax as a child Forrest County election issue voting story REAL ID electoral college questionable experience story of mom voting statewide initiative Oxford story voting issues See for privacy and opt-out information.

 In Legal Terms: Special Needs Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:44

Guest: Richard Courtney from Courtney Elder Law Associates planning for your own or someone else's disability:P P P PP: People - who needs to be in control "after"P: Place - where do you desire the person to liveP: Paper - documents - trusts, medical directives, etcP: Professional guidence - this isn't a DIY projectSee Mr. Courtney's website for free information attoneys: A Lawyer's Gudie to Working with Special Needs Clients book podcast dealing with the Americans with Disabilities Act Courtney on MPB's Money Talks : ABLE Accounts State Michael Watson on ILT questions: medicaid college age child access to buildings See for privacy and opt-out information.


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