Category: Crime

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Wednesday Writs: Quarantine Edition

Reeled with economic struggles after each outbreak, with businesses closing, unemployment up, services reduced and overwhelmed. In an effort to contain the disease, quarantines were declared in various localities…

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Weinstein Convicted of Rape

After five days of deliberation, the jury in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial returned a mixed verdict

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Lawrence Lessig and Clickbait Defamation

Lessig is suing because he made multiple points in his article and the NYT made a headline out of only one of them and it wasn’t the most important point he made.

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Attacks on Jews in New York. Again.

But regardless of which political tribe we pin this on, it’s a scary moment. Anti-semitism is never dead and never very far from us. The events of recent weeks are a stark reminder of that.

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Wednesday Writs: Brown v. Plata and Prison Reform Edition

This week, Plata v. Brown case of the week highlighting the need for prison reforms, West Virginia charges prisoners to read, Adnan Sayed of Serial fame, litigating the happiness of cows, dumb crooks, and more.

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My First Murder Investigation

I stared at my notes as the last couple hours swirled around in my head. This seemed too insane to actually be true.

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High Sierra Ghost Stories

The past isn’t ever really past, and ghosts don’t ever die. So instead of avoiding them or feeling bad, maybe try confronting them a little bit?

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Wednesday Writs: United States v. Leonard Peltier

It’s Wednesday! Celebrate by reading this week’s Wednesday Writs, your round up of law and legal related stories from all over. This week: The controversial case of Leonard Peltier. Plus: SCOTUS takes up DACA but leaves Sandy Hook’s parents’ lawsuit against Remington alive; the Baby Trump Balloon slasher, justice for sale, and, for once, a SMART criminal of the week. Read, comment and share!

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Later, Kimmy Jo

“Life’s a garden man. Dig it!” That’s the tagline on my friend Kim’s Facebook profile. It’s a fitting slogan for a woman like her, a happy-go-lucky girl who never took anything too seriously. Even...

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Wednesday Writs: The Case of the Too Short Fish

This week’s packed Wednesday Writs include not real big fish, the ACLU siding with the NRA, those poor Sacklers, a big change to the LSAT, the worst kind of dumb criminal, faux legal Facebook disclaimers, and more.