February 2016 - Cyn Mobley: Law
Month: February 2016

Getting Your Rescue’s Dog Back

You’ve seen it before – an adoption goes bad and the rescue group wants its dog back, or a foster decides she’s keeping a dog. If it hasn’t happened to your group yet, it will. First, get everything in writing.

Three ways to annoy your local government

1. Send Freedom of Information Act or State Open Document requests. See my post on that. 2. File a 1983 Civil Rights Act action against them. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1983 Section 1983 Lawsuits 3. Contact every local elected official you can with your

Getting information

Remember how I said it was your government? Well, so are the records that it keeps, with certain exceptions, and you’ve got a right to request to see those records if you ask politely and offer to pay the costs

Imperative and Discretionary Duties

So last note, I talked about the writ of mandamus and how that might a handy tool to have in your arsenal. The big problem, I said, was this concept of imperative, i.e. mandatory, duty versus discretionary. So here’s the