Let’s Get Legal: Lost in Translation

Hello and welcome back to Let’s Get Legal! Today’s article is written by Daniel and delves into the issue of language and the law! We hope you enjoy! Introduction The inability to understand the language of the region that you are in may seem like a far-fetched idea in contemporary times. It has been more…

Derek Chauvin Guilty

‘This isn’t justice; this is accountability.’ Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Almost a year ago, videos emerged of George Floyd crying out for help as he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. Floyd died soon after the incident, resulting in weeks of protests, initially in Minnesota…

Let’s Get Legal: Border Battles

Welcome back to article two of Let’s Get Legal. This is a series where myself, Simeon (creator and author of the Levine Lowdown) and Guest Author Daniel, review, prompt ideas, and demonstrate how certain court cases, statutes and everything in-between affect you and bear relevance to our society. Please let us know any thoughts you…

The Value of the Law

There are too many laws! Laws are too controlling on our lives! I wish we could just live how we want to… These thoughts and opinions on our legal system are incredibly common in our society. People want to live freely, and for many, the legal system plays no role in their life other than…

Christchurch Terrorist pleads Not Guilty

Cowardice. That is the only appropriate word to describe the actions of the Christchurch terrorist on March 15th and June 14th. March 15th → The murder of 51 helpless victims June 14th → Pleading not guilty I have intentionally not included the name of the terrorist in my article or title, and from now onwards,…

Cardinal Pell – Was his sentence appropriate?

This is an ongoing case; however, I will speak only on the initial sentence given to Cardinal Pell for the crime that he was convicted of in December 2018. Was his sentence appropriate? Yes. Emotion vs Legal System What was disappointing, however, unsurprising was the response (or uproar) of the community. A tweet by The…