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December 18th, 2018 - 8:57 am § in Uncategorized

NIGERIA: Where Hijab Meets Wig

Nigerian law student at graduation ceremony Months after Amasa Firdaus finished law school, she was called to the bar and appeared wearing her wig over her hijab.  Until then the Ilorin University had  said Amasa Firdaus was breaking the dress code and soon to be Barrister Firdaus said her rights[...]

November 1st, 2017 - 2:03 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump calls U.S. legal system “laughing stock”

Frustrated that the NYC attacker’s constitutional rights* might stand in the way of arbitrary detention at Gitmo or summary execution, President Trump today tweeted the U.S. legal system is a “laughing stock.” (Read story here.) Sounds like he admires the way things were done under[...]

February 8th, 2016 - 1:29 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Feb 8 .. a day of ignomy. Does the United States still make treaties with Indian tribes?

No.  Congress ended treaty-making with Indian tribes in 1871. At the end of the treaty era, Native American tribes still controlled one-tenth of the contiguous 48 states, or about one-fourth of the land between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains. In  1832 when United States Supreme Court rule[...]

December 7th, 2014 - 12:04 pm § in Misc.

What’s wrong with grand juries?

After George Zimmerman’s controversial acquittal, one of the jurors expressed her opinion in a TV interview that he was “guilty of murder,” but said the jury’s hands were tied by the instructions they were given. More recently, we’re seeing a pattern of grand juries fai[...]

December 4th, 2014 - 10:09 am § in Misc.

Former Prosecutor Reflects On “Good Cops,” “Bad Cops” And Ferguson, Missouri

From the Blog “Pax on both Houses”   Alan Archibald “Bad Black People.” Why Bill O’Reilly Is Wrong Even When He’s Right” http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2014/08/bad-black-people-why-bill-oreilly-is.html *** “Actor Jesse Williams Gets Real About [...]

October 12th, 2014 - 12:46 am § in America

Judge Frees Woman Sent To Prison By Sloppy Detective Work, Clueless Prosecutor, And Lying Informer

A California judge has freed a woman imprisoned 17 years for her ex-boyfriend’s 1997 murder.  Deidre O’Connor, an attorney who advocates for wrongly convicted people, says Susan Mellen, 59, was convicted “solely on the testimony of a notorious liar.”  We should find that tr[...]