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Category Archives: Equal Justice

Injustice in Georgia

This seems totally unfair: A Cobb County, Georgia police officer is being investigated after dash cam footage showing him making questionable statements during a suspected DUI traffic stop was released. During the stop the officer, dealing with a nervous but not uncooperative passenger, had this interaction: Officer: Use your phone. It’s in your lap right there. […]

Excuse my cynicism

I wish I could agree with this article, which argues that Michael Flynn has retroactively registered as a foreign agent in order to set himself up for leniency when Trump and Pence are investigated. It still begs the question of why Michael Flynn is suddenly doing this. By registering now as a foreign agent, he’s […]

Yet another modest proposal 

The Black Lives Matter movement has been criticized for failing to advance concrete proposals to deal with the issues it’s raising. Here’s a suggestion that should, but won’t, give the critics pause. The group should demand the appointment of a special prosecutor in Chicago to pursue the murder prosecution of the cop who gunned down […]

Shades of Bush v. Gore

Well, we knew this was coming. Corporations are not only people, they have religions, and their right to practice that religion trumps the rights of their employees. Except, maybe not. When I was in law school I learned, or thought I learned, that when a court, particularly an appellate court, ruled on a case, it […]

A typical case of American blind justice

Every once in a while you see a story like this and you wonder. I'd like to think it couldn't happen here, but this took place in Washington State, not Alabama: At the very end of last year, Shaun Goodman left a bar in Olympia, Washington in his Ferrari and led police on a high […]

Friday Night Music Returns

At least I think it will, assuming I can tie some disparate strands together. Now that Obama has won his victory over the contumacious tea partiers, we can safely go back to criticizing him for his many failings, chief among which is his coddling of Wall Street. Pam Martens, the normally sensible blogger at Wall […]

Democracy in America

A friend sent me this graphic. Each differently colored area represents a land mass in the United States with a population equivalent to that of California. In some instances, the same number of people have thirty senators to California’s two. Now, I realize this is the result of the much vaunted and praised “Connecticut Compromise”, […]

American Blind Justice

This is one of those stories that is so outrageous that it is beyond my poor literary power to express. Still, I will do my mite by passing it on, in hopes that the outrage will spread and, in the end, that outrage might cause some semblance of justice to prevail. Our tale takes place […]

The Court rules on gay rights

We got a bit of good news out of the Supreme Court yesterday, proving among other things that race remains the final frontier in this country. Who would have thought that the Supreme Court would protect gay marriage one day after reinstating Jim Crow. Some folks are disappointed that the court ducked the chance to […]

What an a******

Eric Holder, two days ago: Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the suicide death of internet activist Aaron Swartz was a “tragedy,” but the hacking case against the 26-year-old was “a good use of prosecutorial discretion.” Holder, the nation’s top prosecutor, is the highest-ranking member of the President Barack Obama administration to defend the […]