Category: Law

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Joe Biden’s Right

There has been a push for justice reform in recent years, much of it regarding the extended incarceration for non-violent drug crime. Biden’s statement that non-violent offenders should not be in prison is not a new idea, and it is one deserving of some consideration.

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Wednesday Writs for 9/11: Willie Francis is Executed, Twice

Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.

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Katie Steinle’s Killer Wins Appeal

It is instinctive to feel that Katie Steinle’s case cries out for justice. But the newest ruling is from a legal standpoint, not ideological.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/28

Your Wednesday Writs this week include a soap opera of a SCOTUS case, a record breaking opioid settlement, space crime, a creative judge, a dumb criminal and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/21

It’s time for Wednesday Writs ft recent history of the Commerce Clause, which is much more important than it sounds, RGP eulogizing JPS, terrible lawyers giving terrible advice, the Angry Bagel Guy, a “Serial” update and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/14

A special “Em ran out of time” edition of the Wednesday Writs with some great moments in SCOTUS sarcasm, Trump’s new immigration rule, health insurance vs. drug manufacturer, reality TV tax evasion scandal, the crap show that is Barstool Sports, and more.

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Pushed Over the Edge

What sort of bullying conduct would cross a threshold into criminality? It certainly seems that a person who sets out to drive a person to their death and succeeds should face some sort of punishment.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/7

An absolute victory for those who favor an unrestrained right to bear arms, devastating blow to those who cry for gun control, right? Not completely, no.

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Win it Warren

Symposium: With Elizabeth Warren, you have a candidate from a non-elite background, cares deeply about the struggles of everyday citizens, and one that rejects Trump.

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Wednesday Writs for 7/31

Em is back on Wednesday Writs this week, tackling Bad Elk v. US and misconceptions about fighting the law. Also, some Trump news both good and bad, a Penn professor/provocateur, Katy Perry the Christian rap song thief, a tweet-worthy dumb criminal and more.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice of Reason

Asked about several Democratic candidates for president proposing to raise the number of Supreme Court justices, the Associate Justice was not impressed

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Wednesday Writs: Pro Se Edition

Oh, that’s right, legal fans, the amateurs are in charge now with Em off on Vacation. And it might be a bit bumpier for you esteemed members of the bar than usual.

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AMA

At the intersection between smoking bans and medmal tort.