Tagged: Crime

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Yakuza and the One Good Mobster

The idea of the “good criminal” is frequently romanticized in fiction. Few games, though, have successfully captured that feeling the way Yakuza does.

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Wednesday Writs: Kimble v. Marvel

That time the Supreme Court cited the Peter Parker principle and Marvel found itself in the center of patent law and policy.

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Wednesday Writs: The Daubert Standard

L1: In 1973 in California, a woman gave birth to a baby boy who, although tests would later reveal him to have normal chromosomes, was born with severe deformities in his limbs. Doctors could...

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Wednesday Writs: SCOTUS and Almighty God Edition

L1: A Pennsylvania law passed in December 1959 required, at the outset of a school day, the recitation of ten verses from the Holy Bible, to be read over the school intercom or in...

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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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Thursday Throughput: Nuclear Explosion Edition

So if you are standing next to a nuclear bomb, you will experience conditions similar to the core of the Sun. But…don’t worry. You won’t experience them for very long.

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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.

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Wednesday Writs: Schmuck v. United States

Today’s case, though, is not of great import to our daily lives, it’s just a case about some Schmuck. Literally, it is the case of Wayne T. Schmuck.

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TV Review for Regular People: The Prodigal Son

Of all the Monday night shows, the only one I really want to keep is “Prodigal Son.” It’s a mashup of “Criminal Minds” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”

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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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Speaking of Terror

If certain kinds of violence demand more from us, defining and describing violence becomes charged with power.

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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 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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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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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.

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.