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FindLaw's Top 10 Consumer Blog Posts for 2014

By Brett Snider, Esq. on December 16, 2014 2:27 PM

The year is coming to a close, but we can't say goodbye to 2014 without considering some of the "greatest hits" from FindLaw's consumer-focused legal blogs.

Every year, FindLaw's Blogs cover topics that consumers can't get enough of: law enforcement questions, viral video liability, and even reality TV court battles.

So what did consumers love most about 2014? Here are 2014's Top 10 Consumer Blog posts:

  1. Is It Legal to Eat and Drive? -- It may look dangerous, but is stuffing your face behind the wheel going to get you pulled over?
  2. Can Your Business Legally Refuse to Serve Gays? -- As more states change their laws on gay marriage, more businesses may be wondering if they are legally required to serve gays and lesbians.
  3. Challenging Laws: 3 Levels of Scrutiny Explained -- Strict scrutiny, intermediate scrutiny, and the "rational basis" test: What do these terms mean, anyway? FindLaw's Law and Daily Life breaks down the legal standards used in many civil rights cases.
  4. Is It Legal to Fly With Medical Marijuana? -- Medicinal pot is now available in many states, but air travelers should read this helpful blog post before they board.
  5. B&N's Breastfeeding Mom Settlement: 3 Lessons for Businesses -- Moms took a stand at Barnes & Noble's over breastfeeding, with surprising results.
  6. 'Dance Moms' Assault Lawsuit: No Tweeting, Judge Orders -- Reality TV stars were told to stop tweeting in this dramatic "Dance Moms" court battle.
  7. Is It Legal to Carry a Sword in Public? -- You can't really be a wandering ronin in the United States, and state laws are part of the reason why.
  8. Do You Have to Carry ID With You at All Times? -- You don't have to carry ID just to walk down the street, but you may need it in other places and situations.
  9. Can the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Lead to Injury? -- Remember this viral video (charity?) trend? Check out how it could lead to injury.
  10. Is It Legal to Videotape, Record Police? -- Police abuse is much easier to prove when it's on tape, so when can you videotape the police?

We hope that our readers continue to learn a great deal from our 2014 blog posts in the years to come. Have an idea for a FindLaw Consumer Blog post? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter (@FindLawConsumer).

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