Category: Law

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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.

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Wednesday Writs for 7/17

Your Wednesday Writs for this week include eminent domain and little pink houses, creepy judges, Trump above the law, Trump violating the law, a true crime and literary fraud, a dumb criminal, and more.

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Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99

But Justice Stevens was never easy to categorize nor predictably partisan. His 35 years on the bench gave him the opportunity to hear and decide cases on nearly every major issue of our time, from abortion to gay rights and gun control.

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Wednesday Writs for 7/10

This week’s Writs include Santeria, a couple of alleged perverts, updates on the case against Botham Jean’s killer, Amazon faces product liability, Sublime and more.

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The Case for Keeping Jeffrey Epstein Behind Bars

To determine a defendant’s risk of flight and danger to the community, the Bail Reform Act sets forth the specific factors to be considered when bail is requested, and it seems the feds have a pretty good case on all four.

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Jeffrey Epstein Arrested, Again, Finally

Our legal system & our system of government is about to get a 2nd acid test on how much corruption it can handle. It failed the first such test with Epstein

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Wednesday Writs for 7/3

This week: 2 Live Crew, SCOTUS updates, bad lawyers, bad judges, really bad judges, and the worst judges. Also: Weird Al.

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Wednesday Writs for 6/26

Your Wednesday Writs are packed: SCOTUS on flag burning, the first familial DNA murder trial; THAT lawyer, dumb criminals, the F word and more.

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