The purpose of this blog is simple and straightforward. It is intended to operate as an antidote to the misinformation and disinformation on basic legal concepts that appear mostly in social media but are not confined there. The content is presented and organized so that the reader can verify it independently. Citations appear in both the body of this blog and in end notes. Where possible, the citations will be of a sort that can be accessed by the internet. The purpose of this blog is not to reflect my own law practice. Rather, I draw on my experience as a former university academic and law textbook author to offer to you what is commonly referred to as“Black Letter Law,” legal principles that are fundamental and well-settled.