Judge Stephen Halsey
by Judge Steve Halsey You may be wondering what these three things have to do with the court.  If you are of a certain vintage, you recall the frequent bar fights on 1960s classic TV programs, such as “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.”  A “cocktail” of alcohol, testosterone, and romance frequen...Read More
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I recently read an article about ordinances in some states that make annoying conduct illegal. Such ordinances have frequently been found unconstitutionally vague and, therefore, unenforceable. A least one Minnesota city had its “no loud music” ordinance found unenforceable because of vagueness....Read More
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By Judge Stephen Halsey— Your ex parte motion for relief pendente lite is improperly brought and must be dismissed sua sponte but without prejudice.” Huh? Twenty words, six in Latin, completely incomprehensible legalese to all but Latin-speaking lawyers and judges.  Surveys have shown that a si...Read More
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