DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

DIMOND: Are Lawyers Immune From Defamation Laws?

BY DIANE DIMOND If someone libels, slanders or defames your character, you can sue them. Of course, you’ll have to be able to prove in court how the person injured your reputation or business, and you’ll have to show that what was said was more than just ugly opinion. You’ll have to show the offender […]

Mug Shots Live on – Even for the Not Guilty

Mug Shots Live on – Even for the Not Guilty

BY DIANE DIMOND When the suspect of the Christchurch, New Zealand, mass shooting was led into a courtroom, photographers captured his shackled image. The judge then ordered that the face of Brenton Harris Tarrant, accused of the worst mass murder in New Zealand history, be blurred from public view to ensure he gets a fair […]

Gun Owners Have Rights — And Responsibilities

Gun Owners Have Rights — And Responsibilities

BY DIANE DIMOND Guess how many stolen guns are out there floating around America. (Hint: It’s in the millions!) These are guns that most frequently make their way to the criminal element, and are used with impunity because the shooter knows it will be difficult to tie them to the weapon. Imagine the trouble this […]

DIMOND: His Name Was Bobby

DIMOND: His Name Was Bobby

BY DIANE DIMOND Now we have a name. After two agonizing decades, the “Boy Under the Billboard” case I wrote about last year has finally been solved. But in determining the identity of the strangled 10-year-old boy who was abandoned under a highway billboard, the sheriff’s detectives also unraveled a dark family mystery. His name […]

DIMOND: A Border Wall for $55

DIMOND: A Border Wall for $55

BY DIANE DIMOND All this recent talk about walls got me thinking. History books and legends are full of examples of the need for and laborious building of walls around cities, countries and various structures. The Wall of Jericho was built thousands of years before Christ and kept the city population safe — for a […]

In 2019, This Pope Needs a Reality Check

In 2019, This Pope Needs a Reality Check

BY DIANE DIMOND During this holiest of Christian seasons, who could ignore the latest statements of Pope Francis about the festering child sex abuse scandal within his church? In a Christmas address, he spoke of priests who are “ready to devour innocent souls.” He declared, “To those who abuse minors, I would say this: Convert […]

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