Monthly Archives: December 2015

Seeking Justice for All: The Texas F-5 Report

A client recently came to my firm needing legal help to resolve a situation affecting his career and reputation in law enforcement. This client was somewhat unusual for my firm because more typically, we defend people facing criminal charges made by overzealous law enforcement officers. We have represented some very good folks who had horrendous experiences when they were targeted for criminal investigations. Here, however, the client was a small-town police officer who wanted to devote his career to honorably helping the community. I reviewed the facts surrounding his separation from the police force and concluded that he had done absolutely nothing that justified his being branded with a scarlet letter, so I accepted him as a client. Continue reading

Irwin Schiff and the Patriots

On October 16, 2015, Irwin Schiff died, in prison, from lung cancer. He was 87 years old, and serving a fourteen-year sentence – his third prison term, and the final chapter in his 40-year crusade against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Schiff was one of the original and most notable proponents of constitutional challenges to income taxation – as he saw it, and relentlessly argued it, there was no basis in the United States Constitution for the assessment or collection of income taxes from anyone. Continue reading