Author Archives: Harper Gregory

Should Your Business Take Coronavirus Seriously?

By now, we hope that everyone understands that the coronavirus pandemic is not a drill. It’s very serious, and tens of thousands of people — perhaps many more — will die before this is all over. And it might not actually be over for years. If that’s not a sobering thought, we’ll do our best […]

Why Do Copyright Protections Not Apply To Parody?

Copyright laws protect an intellectual property from theft by parties who are often seeking commercial benefits. Parody is the replication of a particular work, often copyright-protected, for exaggeration, the effect of which is often to critique the original work. In law, the phrase “fair use” is the legalized use of a particular work. What do […]

How Many Lawsuits Have Been Built Against President Trump While In Office?

By now you’ve probably realize that Trump’s behavior — whether you support it or not — has been the basis for a mounting number of lawsuits. These lawsuits extend from congressional agencies, to individuals, to states, and over a wide number of subjects. For better or worse, President Trump has used the power of his […]

Small New Mexico Oil And Gas Firms Fighting New Environmental Laws

Complaints from coal, oil, and gas companies about new environmental laws and restrictions are nothing new. But a recent article published by the Las Cruces Sun News was titled: “New environmental law would cripple New Mexico.” Wow. Sounds a little dramatic, but is it accurate? New Mexico is bigger than just coal, oil, and gas […]

Why The Democrat And Republican Impeachment Narratives Are Irrelevant

Much of the country has become spellbound by the televised impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions regarding a Ukraine Aid package appropriated by Congress. The Democrats say that Trump withheld the money to bribe or extort the president of Ukraine to announce a political investigation of former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate […]

What Is The Emoluments Clause And Why Should You Care About It?

Our founding fathers were worried about the introduction of business interests into government from the very beginning — surely if they could see what American government, and indeed, the very concept of American “Democracy,” has been reduced to, then they would in all likelihood be rolling around in their graves. Especially since they provided blatant […]

Here’s What Immigration Law Looks Like Under An Authoritarian Government

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt wrote about historical comparisons between Nazi Germany and the Trump administration in the Atlantic Monthly last year: “Equating the two is not only historically wrong, it is also strategically wrong. Glib comparisons to the Nazis provide the administration and its supporters with a chance to defend their position, something they do […]

California Brick-And-Mortar Liquor Stores Take Aim At Amazon’s Shady Business Practices

California law stipulates that in order for a retailer to sell wine and spirits online, the company must first have a brick-and-mortar location. Because Amazon wants to sell as much alcohol online as possible, the internet giant went about securing liquor licenses in seven locations throughout the state. Where are the company’s new “stores” located? […]

Monsanto Found Liable For Sonoma County Man’s Lymphoma

In San Francisco, a federal judge ruled that exposure to Monsanto Co’s Roundup herbicide was a leading cause of a local resident’s development of non-Hodkin’s lymphoma, Edwin Harderman, 70 years old. The trial moves to phase 2 which will determine the financial liability of Monsanto. The verdict was determined by a 6 person jury and […]

My Boss Touched My Butt. What Should I Do?

By now, most of us are becoming accustomed to the growing publicity of the female perspective on mostly male-perpetrated sexual harassment both in and out of the workplace. The #MeToo movement has ripped the veil off this societally accepted conundrum, which had reached epidemic proportions long, long ago. Sexual harassment is something of a burden […]