Another perspective on the coming decision in Dobbs after the #BigLeak. … we will all wake up one day this summer and experience a fundamental right being pulled out from under our feet. We will feel powerless, lied to, vulnerable, and angry at just how fragile our rights can be. New York Review article by […]
The leak will ultimately pale in importance to the court’s decision once it is issued; the ruling will directly affect the lives and rights of tens of millions of people. But in the meantime, the motives of the leaker are an important topic because they help explain why an institution that zealously guards its secrets […]
A North Carolina appellate court recently ruled that civil litigants need counsel physically present when they are deposed. This wholesale ban on personal attendance of Defendant’s counsel at depositions of its own employees and witnesses presented the constitutional issue Defendant asserts in this appeal and was not supported by existing law, emergency orders, or evidence. […]
Thomas Jefferson had no idea about the internet. Thanks, Zuckerberg.
The Jury consequently invests the people … with the direction of society. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Yesterday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) used a lot of his time during the Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination hearing to champion the Constitutionally protected 7th Amendment right to a jury trial. He argued that SCOTUS, the Chamber of […]
Judge Katanji Brown Jackson, prematurely referred to as KBJ here, is being feted at Congress this month after her SCOTUS nomination. Much is made of her being the first black woman nominated. But she would also be the first public defender appointed in a generation or two. At her press announcement, she name-checked my favorite […]
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln Here is a link to my first post ever on this page, nearly six years ago, with some thoughts on Lincoln’s legacy. Splitting Hairs and Rails
So continues our calendar run of Founder and President Birthdays. “I heard the bullets whistle, Washington proclaimed, “and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.” George Washington in the Cumberland Gap during the Wilderness Expeditions, 1748. The cherry tree story may be fake news. Here is a link to a post from 2018 […]
The American justice system’s bedrock is accountability, enforced by citizen juries guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution. Every day, individuals in American courtrooms are held responsible (or not) for their actions – in criminal and civil courts. The day any one person – or group of people – are considered immune from this […]
The American Spirit is being tested. Vice President Kamala Harris This is the one-year anniversary of the worst attack on the seat of our democracy since The 1812 British Burning Of The US Capitol.