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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
California Drones On (09/30/14)

Expunging a Criminal Record is Like Unringing a Bell (08/20/14)

Police Must Obtain A Search Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones (06/25/14) 1

Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain. Put THAT on your license plate! (05/14/14) 2

CIA Code Names, JFK, and Guantanamo Bay (11/28/13)

Attorney General Says Mandatory Minimums & Recidivist Enhancements Are Not The Answer (08/24/13) 1

Why Are Two Million People Behind Bars In Our Country? (05/25/13) 4

Gideon Meets The Sequester (04/18/13)

Update on Earlier Drone Killing Blog (01/20/13)

Secrecy of Memo On Drone Killing is Upheld (01/03/13) 3

Warrantless Search of Cell Phones By Police (12/04/12) 6

Rock And Roll In General And Bruce Springsteen In Particular (11/15/12) 3

Don't Throw Justice Under The Bus (09/27/12) 14

Runners & Bikers: Let's Get Together In Blue Zone Spirit (08/21/12) 1

SHS's new track should be named: David A. Brown Track (08/20/12) 2

Fly Our Flag High (08/10/12) 3

Warren Buffett, Trading Places, & the Endangered Middle Class (06/25/12) 2

RIP Goober and the Skell Diner (05/07/12) 1

Thank You Bob Rose! (04/02/12)

March Madness (03/18/12)

News Sources (03/05/12)

Allocutions and Criminal Sentencings (02/21/12)

Supreme Court Holding Re: GPS Tracking Devices (01/26/12)

HS Football Wrap-up, Play Lists, and Holiday Traditions (11/21/11)

A Little More Conversation And A Lot Less Texting (08/09/11) 1

They'll huff and they'll puff and we'll blow their doors down? (07/14/11) 3

Some Folks Don't Know Jack (06/23/11) 1

Society's Approach to Drug Abuse and Addiction (05/25/11)

Bring Back The Re-runs (05/12/11) 5

Privacy Rights in the Facebook and Twitter World (04/21/11)

My Heroes Have Always Been Lawyers. (04/14/11) 1

Running, Golfing, Lawyering (04/10/11)

Description: JP's take on legal (and other) issues which interest him. Biography: Born in Spencer Iowa, February 6, 1957; Graduated Spencer High School 1975; University of Iowa (B.B.A. 1979); Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 1984); American Jurisprudence Award: Debtor/Creditor Relations; Assistant State Attorney, Florida, 12th Judicial Circuit, 1986-89; Assistant Clay County Iowa Attorney, 1989-93; Iowa State Bar Association: Volunteer Lawyers, 1993- ; American Citizenship Committee, 1994-98; Bridge the Gap Committee 1991-94; Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, 2002- ; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004- ; Iowa Association for Justice, 2004- ; American Bar Association, 1984- ; Florida Bar Association, 1986- .