Posts Tagged ‘rule of law’

February 25th, 2020 - 11:38 pm § in Donald Trump

Reagan judge reams Barr for defying a federal court order

An opinion by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on January 23, 2020, written by Judge Frank Easterbrook—a Reagan appointee—sharply rebuked Attorney General William Barr for instructing the Board of Immigration Appeals to ignore the court’s decision in an immigration case. This is unprecede[...]

January 26th, 2016 - 4:24 pm § in America, Israel/Palestine, The Ave Scene

The Battle of Seattle: Was Leschi a Terrorist?

Today in History, January 26, 1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.  Later, Chief Leschi .. leader of the Indians fighting for their survival, was tried because a marine had been killed in the battle. [...]

December 21st, 2014 - 5:33 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Through snow and hail, Israel delivers to the Mikvah on time.

from Vos iz Neias and ( During last year’s snow storms in Jerusalem, the Taharat Habait organization drove a special patrol jeep that picked up women upon request and drove them to the nearest mikveh. The Halacha (Jewish Law) strictly forbids postponing the i[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 12:46 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene

RUMOR: Is Jenny Durkan Running For Attorney General

As Eric Holder steps down, Jenny Durkan’s recent resignation raises the possibility that she will be Obama’s nominee as Attorney General.  She would, of course, be the first lesbian member of the Cabinet.  Her role in reform of the Seattle Police would also be a major topic at Senate h[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 5:08 pm § in Misc.

It’s time to honor Steve Titus with a memorial statue

Today, the city of Lubbock, Texas, dedicated a 13-foot tall bronze statue of a man who died in prison rather than confess to a crime he didn’t commit as a reminder to the community that justice is fallible. Tim Cole, who went to prison for a 1985 rape and died in 1997 at age 39 from […[...]

February 21st, 2014 - 10:31 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

I call on Pakistan .. Try YOUR Citizen under Shariya!

Now do you believe in capital punishment? “Omar Sheikh, a British-Pakistani,  serving life imprisonment in Hyderabad prison, tried to hang himself with the exhaust of the prison cell late Friday,” AFP.  According to the Pearl project at Georgetown, however, Sheikh was not the murderer [...]

December 18th, 2013 - 1:55 pm § in Misc.

The Art Of Getting Disbarred For Perjury

Disbarment is somewhat like suicide. If you’re a neurotic lawyer hell-bent on self-destruction, there are a couple of easy ways to get yourself thrown out of the bar, and a whole bunch of messy ways that aren’t guaranteed to get the job done. I won’t go into the details of how to m[...]

January 7th, 2013 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

The Rule of Law in Israel

A New Peace Now victory against illegal outposts Peace Now stated: “The verdict ordered the evacuation of all structures that are on private Palestinian land within six months.” (included is Givat Assaf, pictured above) Read More > Related Article: Ha’aretz: “High Court g[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in China, Politics

“Shared Governance” Chinese Style.

By Caixin Online staff reporter Ye Doudou 05.06.2011 Administrative Enforcement’s Uncertain Future A proposal to limit the special administrative enforcement powers enjoyed by government agencies is going nowhere A judicial arena in China called administrative enforcement lets a basic governme[...]