Author Archives: Matthew Izzi

Matthew Izzi

About Matthew Izzi

Matthew Izzi is a California licensed attorney. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. His practice focuses on constitutional law, particularly the areas of criminal defense and freedom of expression.
Matthew Izzi

Prosecutors Must Stop Sending Innocent People to Jail

This time last year, for the first time in history, a prosecutor was jailed for knowingly sending an innocent man to jail, highlighting a new trend in criminal justice. In recent years, there has been a steady steam of stories surfacing about instances … Continue reading

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Matthew Izzi

Why First Amendment Hype Is Usually Bogus

Reading any given newswire can quickly highlight a fundamental misunderstanding about the First Amendment. Confusion has been rampant for issues surrounding the Westboro Baptist Church, the Hobby Lobby debacle, and recent issues in Houston. The problem is, for these and … Continue reading

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Changes to California’s ADA Laws Will Result in Fewer Frivolous Lawsuits

The last few years have seen some serious changes in the law that will change how many lawsuits will be filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While that initially may sound unnerving, these changes are designed to deter … Continue reading

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How Will California’s Decision on the Death Penalty Affect Capital Punishment Nationwide?

In a recent decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned California’s death penalty. For the rest of the nation, a decision deeming California’s specific death penalty unconstitutional may not initially seem like big news. However, seeing as California had … Continue reading

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New California Legislative Bills That Affect the Legal Community

This past month has seen many amendments and changes to California’s laws. While changes in the legislature are nothing new, many of the recent changes mark rather interesting and significant departures from existing laws. Some of the More Significant Changes: … Continue reading

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Confusion over Obamacare Means More Work for Tax Lawyers

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, has seen trouble since the beginning. When the Act was set in motion, the Obama administration refused to acknowledge the bill as a tax, even though many of its provisions were taxes. Only … Continue reading

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