Author: Em Carpenter

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Woman Commits Crime, Victim Goes To Jail

There was no “cultural misunderstanding” here; nobody mistakes a head pat for pulling a child away by the hair. This woman lied, and the convenient brown-skinned scapegoat paid the consequences.

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Wednesday Writs for 4/3

This week’s Writs include a SCOTUS roundup, a courtroom battle of the beers, hovercraft moose hunting, dumb criminals and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 3/27

Remember that time on Seinfeld when Kramer decided to opt out of mail, sparking a feud with the very sinister Postmaster General, Wilfred Brimley? Turns out, Kramer was within his rights- partially.

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Wednesday Writs for 3/20

In this week’s roundup of law and legal related links, the Legacy of Batson, planking for RBG, court-ordered weather control, Elon Musk’s tweet trouble, and more.

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The Laundromat: A Study In Human Despair

I hear tell of laundromats designed to take the misery out of the experience, with pool tables, food, even a bar. But in Small Town, Nowhere USA, you get stale cheese crackers and the spectacle of human misery for entertainment.

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Wednesday Writs for 3/13

This week’s roundup of legal links includes the legacy of Betamax, heat seeking drones, twin DNA, Manafort updates, Adnan Syed, R. Kelly’s meltdown and more.

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Someone is Lying on the Internet

This video checks all the boxes for your garden variety tin-foil hat Q Anon tweet, including the main characteristic of a Q Anon offering: It is not real.

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Girl Scouts, Drugs, and Cookie Money

If the feds can confiscate “drug money” which ostensibly then goes into public coffers (and is quite often used on a local level to purchase equipment for law enforcement), why shouldn’t it go to a worthy program like the Girl Scouts?

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Wednesday Writs for 3/6

This week’s round up of links from the legal world includes SCOTUS weighing in on the Sixth Amendment with guest villain Clarence Thomas, biker trademarks, dumb but ambitious criminals, and SNL.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/27

This week’s legal and law related links includes the return of the Notorious RBG, citizenship, butterflies vs. the border wall, nipple freedom, rude lawyers, ruder clients, and more.

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Lawsuit in Muthana Case Raises New Issues

A new lawsuit filed by the father of Hoda Muthana throws shade over assumptions about her citizenship- and the narrative that the decision forbidding her return is a Trumpian overreach.

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Muthana?

Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.

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SCOTUS Takes a Bite Out of Civil Forfeiture

Critics of civil forfeiture are cheering a new, unanimous Supreme Court decision which strikes a significant blow to the practice. The use of forfeiture actions, in which states file suit to confiscate the property of those accused of crimes, has been under fire by people of all political stripes, who see it as an extreme and unfair overreach of power.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/20

Your weekly roundup of the most interesting law and legal related links from around the web. This week, we have teacher strikes, the pledge of allegiance, spying county sheriffs, a little bit of nepotism, and Dropkick Murphys.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/13

Your weekly roundup of legal news, this week featuring suicidal chickens, bug infested lawyers, NYPD vs. Google, teacher strikes, dumb criminals and more.

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