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Danny Cevallos: Commentaries

As a society, we'll always struggle with our vices, but our governments are less morally conflicted, says Danny Cevallos

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When a monkey takes a selfie ... updated 36 days ago

Danny Cevallos says a photographer who wants Wikipedia to take down a selfie a monkey took using his camera has no legal claim to copyright

Confederate flag doesn't belong on license plates updated 49 days ago

Danny Cevallos says the law allows the plates, but states should never have gotten into the business of selling specialty plates

Pull up those saggy pants updated 57 days ago

Danny Cevallos says saggy pants aren't the kind of fashion statement protected by the First Amendment.

What makes sex harassment cases tough to win updated 66 days ago

Danny Cevallos says most people have little idea of what it takes to prove sexual harassment

Lawyers' smart move in hot car death updated 76 days ago

Danny Cevallos says charging the dad in the hot car death case with felony murder, predicated on child neglect, was a brilliant strategic move

Cell phone ruling keeps cops out of your business updated 89 days ago

Danny Cevallos: Supreme Court's cell phone ruling upholds the kind of Fourth Amendment protections the Founding Fathers had in mind.

What's wrong with outlawing bullying? updated 97 days ago

Danny Cevallos says laws are not always the cure for every social ill, no matter how appealing they seem.

Was Tracy Morgan crash a crime or accident? updated 105 days ago

Danny Cevallos says death-by-auto and assault-by-auto charges for truck driver in New Jersey crash put the burden on prosecutors to prove recklessness

Should Marine be in Mexican prison? updated 112 days ago

A U.S. Marine drove into Mexico illegally, carrying guns, which breaks Mexican law. He's in prison and Danny Cevallos says the case against him is strong.

Sterling vs. the NBA: Who has the edge? updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says NBA moves ahead with new CEO for LA Clippers, but can league oust Sterling family ownership?

Restrain your duck -- or wind up in court updated 118 days ago

If your pet duck is abnormally dangerous, writes Danny Cevallos, you'll be held strictly liable for its behavior.

Bring in the lawyers for Flight 370 families updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says families of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 need legal counsel

Boy suspended for bringing own hand to school updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says suspending a little kid for pointing his finger at another kid and pretending to shoot is another in a growing list of incidents in "zero tolerance" policies at school run amok

Bieber, don't argue with the lawyers updated 118 days ago

Justin Bieber was videotaped acting like a brat at his deposition. Danny Cevallos warns him that he only hurt himself by bickering with the questioning attorney.

Upskirting ruling: Gross but legal updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says don't blame the court for upholding the law; blame the legislators who enacted it.

Snakes and church vs. state updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says snake handling can be banned even if it's a religiously inspired act.

Did you OK a visit from Capital One? updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says Capitol One probably won't visit your home, but it shows we should pay attention to long contracts we sign online with a quick click.

Dunn verdict a win for prosecution, despite critics updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says Dunn faces a very long prison sentence and the possibility of a retrial on murder charges

Who gets the blame for NFL player's suicide and murder? updated 118 days ago

Danny Cevallos says the law on blaming others for a suicide and murder is evolving

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