Category Archives: Law

Great Moments in American Law

Blowhard, Esq. writes: About a month ago, a Georgian judge and defendant engaged in an epic pissing match during a criminal hearing. The team over at RICK AND MORTY has animated the exchange for us using the court transcript. Watch and … Continue reading

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Faking It

Fenster writes: Steve Sailer asks if fake hate crimes are against the law in some places already.  Assuming no for the most part, should criminal penalties apply?  And is a fake hate crime itself a hate crime? And should it … Continue reading

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Scalia’s Sore Winners

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I spent a good part of the weekend marveling at the lefty reaction to Antonin Scalia‘s unexpected death. Did your Facebook feed shamelessly explode with unrestrained celebration too? There are few things more grotesque than watching a bunch … Continue reading

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Shariah in a Crowded Theater

Fenster writes: Is it OK to shout “Shariah” in a crowded theater? Pushing that a bit on the speech side, how about “Allahu Akbar” in a crowded theater? Or pushing it a bit in terms of delivery and venue, how … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Revolution, Architecture, and the Law

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The most important consequence of the Papal Revolution was that it introduced into Western history the experience of revolution itself. In contrast to the older view of secular history as a process of decay, there was introduced a … Continue reading

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Law Without Lawyers in Ancient Greece

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Lawyers never secured a stable foothold in the societies of ancient Greece. Athenians showed little enthusiasm for the practice of law, although they enthusiastically indulged in philosophical speculations about the nature of legal systems. Indeed, they sought to … Continue reading

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Systemic Justice at Harvard Law

Fenster writes: Harvard Law is starting something new, which it calls a Systemic Justice project.  Here is a write-up from the Boston Globe. What is it?  That’s emerging.  “None of us really knows what ‘systemic justice’ is—yet you’re all here,” says … Continue reading

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