Category: Law

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The Immigration Debate is Over

This was just racism at its most basic, an expression of thoughtless contempt against a marginalized group.

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Wednesday Writs for 4/17

This week’s roundup includes the Pentagon Papers, sleeping defense attorneys, a Trump-adjacent judicial retirement, and a family going wild at WalMart.

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Wednesday Writs for 4/10

This week’s round up includes the assassination of President Garfield, sex discrimination at Jones Day, lawyers behaving (very) badly, dumb criminals and more

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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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Basta, Interrupted: Avenatti Up on Charges

Michael Avenatti is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Which we will grant him, because whatever our other faults, we should not stoop his level.

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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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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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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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The Definition of Insanity

The defendant paused, looked up at the judge, and asked in return, “Are you talking about me, or you?”

Stephon Clark’s Killers Go Free

Anne-Marie Schubert, Sacramento’s District Attorney, has announced that she will not pursue any criminal charges against either Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal, two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark last summer.