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Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. March 7, 2021 I am frequently invited to speak to high school students taking Driver’s Ed to give them my perspective on their rights and responsibilities as drivers. And I emphasize: if you are stopped, be polite and be cordial. When Joseph Blanchard was stopped by the police, he was neither polite nor cordial. If...

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  2. March 6, 2021 With a backlog of over 7,000 cases (over twice the pre-COVID figure), and with the specter of another 3,000 more cases in the pipeline by the middle of summer, the King County (WA) Superior Court is trying a different approach. Trial by Zoom. The court has done more remote trials than any...

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  3. Friday, March 5 I never watch television, but the set happened to be on this morning as I was preparing to start the day, when one of the morning news stories told the tale of Laura Mabry. Mabry, now in her 50’s, had known since she was very young that she had been adopted as...

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  4. March 4, 2021 Yusaku Maezawa was a punk band drummer before he became a billionaire in the fashion industry. In January of 2020, Maezawa made news when he announced that he was looking for a “life partner” to join him on a trip around the moon on the SpaceX starship (the only requirements: the woman...

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  5. March 3, 2021 According to this press release from the CDC, in the 12-month period ending in May of 2020, there were over 81,000 lethal drug overdoses in the United States. And that was before the pandemic really kicked in. Synthetic opioids were clearly the driver behind the increase: 37 of the 38 U.S. jurisdictions...

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