Category Archive: Law

Jan 31 2017

The Resistance: Monday Night Massacre

Monday night, three hours after acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued a letter instructing US Attorneys not to defend Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump fired her. The last time that happened was in 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox at the height of the Watergate scandal. It precipitated the resignation of Attorney …

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Nov 01 2016

Why America Votes On Tuesday

Have you ever wondered why the United States votes on Tuesday when most industrialized counties and even most third world nations vote on Sunday or has the day as a national holiday. Now, granted, some states have early voting and one has gone completely voting by mail and not everyone gets Sundays or federal holidays …

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Nov 01 2016

An Obvious Abuse Of Power Is A Crime (Up Date)

Up Date: 11/1/2016, 16:30 According to Pro Puclica, an ethics complaint has been filed against Rep. Jason Chafetz (R-UT) for releasing information provided to him by FBI Director Comey. Representative Chaffetz, in an ill-planned partisan attempt, released information that compromised the integrity of the FBI, when he irresponsibly tweeted out that the case investigating Secretary …

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Oct 27 2016

Crazy Eddie, Voter Intimidation and The Donald

Back in 1981 The Republican National Committee was sued for voter intimidation during the New Jersey gubernatorial race: The RNC allegedly created a voter challenge list by mailing sample ballots to individuals in precincts with a high percentage of racial or ethnic minority registered voters and, then, including individuals whose postcards were returned as undeliverable …

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Aug 17 2016

Prison Reform: The Aging Population Problem

One of the many problems faced by the federal and state prison system is a fast growing elderly population that is ill requiring special medical attention and facilities. Some of these people, men and women, are serving sentences for violent crimes, others for low level drug possessions and have been sentenced due to mandatory minimums, …

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Jul 05 2016

Hey Look! It’s Forward!

I don’t believe that anyone is above the law… on the other hand …I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards … Barack H. Obama, January 11th 2009 We have to fight fire with fire. Donald J. Trump, June 28th 2016

Jun 28 2016

The New Roe v Wade

In a 5-3 decision yesterday the United States Supreme Court affirmed the right of a woman to safe abortion. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (pdf) may well be the most significant ruling since Roe v Wade in 1973. Writing for a 5-3 majority, Justice Stephen Breyer said the two Texas laws at issue in the …

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Jun 28 2016

The US Supreme Court Decides and Goes on Vacation

There was a of of speculation that the US Supreme Court would hand down numerous split decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia this year and the refusal of the Republicans in the Senate to even give President Barak Obama’s candidate to replace him a hearing. There were some but not as many as …

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