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The Digital Murder of Your Ex by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on The Huffington Post   Instead of picking up a knife or a gun to seek retribution, people now choose the Internet as their weapon of choice. From a simple rant on YouTube…

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Follow the Example of Gene Simmons?

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

An Article on The Huffington Post   A few months ago I wrote an article that stirred some discussion on The Huffington Post. The premise of the article was that anyone going through a divorce…

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Warrantless Searches of Cellphones: Is the Law Clearly Established?

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

Warrantless Searches of Cellphones: Is the Law Clearly Established? Karen J. Kruger, July 2011

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Follow the Example of Howard Stern by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on the Huffington Post   Let me begin by reassuring you that you read the title of this article correctly-I am advocating that everyone going through a divorce should…

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How to Deal with a Bad Judge by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on The Huffington Post   The worst judges, in my view, are those that suffer from what is secretly known as black robe syndrome.

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Selecting Your Divorce Lawyer by Mark A. Barondess

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 in Family Law

An Article on The Huffington Post Divorce is a game played by lawyers — Cary Grant In any divorce, deciding on an attorney to represent your interests …

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IACP Policy Assists Agencies to Define Pregnancy Policies

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in News, Uncategorized

IACP Policy Assists Agencies to Define Pregnancy Policies Colonel Deborah J. Campbell and Karen Kruger, July 2010 The IACP recently published its groundbreaking model policy “Pregnancy” that should assist law enforcement agencies in managing and accommodating their pregnant employees so that these women can safely perform essential functions during all or most of their pregnancies. This, in turn, should support agency efforts to maintain gender diversity. Campbell and Kruger discuss the ramifications of the...

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Karen Kruger Gives Trainings at IACP Annual Conference

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in News, Uncategorized

Karen J. Kruger attended the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) during which she provided training in two sessions: Review of Recent Supreme Court Cases of Interest to Law Enforcement (or view the powerpoint) and Pregnancy & Policing: A New Policy Makes Them More Compatible (powerpoint). Ms. Kruger is a board member of the Legal Advisors’ Section of the IACP, and of the IACP Diversity Coordinating...

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A Comprehensive Approach to Eliminating Adverse Impact in Public Safety Promotional Exams

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in News, Uncategorized

A Comprehensive Approach to Eliminating Adverse Impact in Public Safety Promotional Exams Cassi L. Fields and Karen J. Kruger, October 2010 This article (from the “Chief’s Counsel” column in The Police Chief issue 77) discusses the pitfalls agencies face with promotion exams and some ways to avoid them.

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Mandatory Arrest Statutes – Are They Really Mandatory?

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 in News

Mandatory Arrest Statutes – Are They Really Mandatory? A new statute in Maryland directs that an officer must arrest a person who is in violation of a protective order for domestic violence. Enactment of this statute instigated discussion about the meaning of this mandatory arrest provision in light of Castle Rock v. Gonzales. The Castle Rock case illustrates the terrible tragedy of domestic violence but recognizes the role that law enforcement has in preventing these tragedies must often be limited....

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