Monday, October 15, 2018

Justice

Roots of the Germanic Folklaw Ep. 96

In a return to a more scholarly format of the podcast, I take a bit of a deep dive into Chapter 1 of "Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition" by...

TGIF: Trump’s Middle East Delusions Persist

Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump’s No. 2 special envoy to the Middle East behind son-in-law Jared Kushner, assures us that his boss’s plan to settle the Palestine-Israel “conflict” once and for all is still in...

“I Hold Myself in Contempt!” Liar, Liar on Actual Anarchy Ep. 95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGcbAMHxYpk I appeared with my boys Daniel and Robert of the Actual Anarchy Podcast to discuss one of my favorite childhood movies, "Liar Liar." We booze out and have a great time discussing ethical obligations...

Ted Cruz and Republican Love for Authority

  As midterms draw near Ted Cruz has ramped up his political attacks on his Democrat opponent.  One attack on Twitter was particularly interesting.  In a bizarre tweet, Cruz posted a video of Beto O’Rourke speaking...

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Killing Laquan McDonald

Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was found guilty this afternoon of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald in 2014. McDonald's death was an abrupt encounter that tore at open wounds between...

An Armed Pregnant Woman Defended Herself, Now She Faces 24 Years in Jail

Last December, Krissy Noble (then going by her maiden name Tran) shot and killed a man who broke into her apartment and attacked her. She was 11 weeks pregnant at the time. As ABC News...

TGIF: Spinoza – A Man for Our Troubled Times

In these interesting times, we all need someone to admire. I have found such a one in Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), the 17th-century rationalist liberal philosopher who advocated freedom of thought and expression, toleration,...

My First Week as a Lawyer Ep. 94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSgY-flI5U In this episode, I share my experience in the first few weeks of being a lawyer. I also address an attack I got on Twitter that brought up a point that needed addressing. Episode 94...

There’s overwhelming evidence that the criminal-justice system is racist. Here’s the proof.

A couple years ago, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave a powerful speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Scott talked about how he had been repeatedly pulled over by police officers who seemed to be suspicious...

BREAKING: Texas Border Patrol Agent Arrested in Serial Killer Case

Border patrol agent Juan "JD" Ortiz has been detained and arrested in connection with three murders in Laredo, Texas. Now, a fourth body of a female has been found just hours after Ortiz had been...
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