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Case settled because of an earring! (in my Brazilian opinion)

I am done with Jury Duty!   The parties decided to settle after only a few days of testimonies.  As the judge mentioned, sometimes the attorneys will get an idea of which way the jurors are leaning and decide they rather not take a chance.  940 more words

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"There’s No Line Between Law And Politics": A Reminder; Our Justices Are Politicians In Robes

Linda Greenhouse, the longtime Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, declared surrender Thursday. For decades, she argued that the Court was a higher form of government, engaged in Law, not just politics.  1,037 more words

Politics

Alexander Manly

Alex Manly was editor of the Daily Record, a black newspaper from Wilmington, North Carolina at the time of the Wilmington Riot in 1898.  Manly was born near Raleigh, North Carolina in 1866. 

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Ancient History And Modern History

Atkins v. Virginia: The US Supreme Court's Own Case Against Capital Punishment

Introduction

The 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is a very controversial law. The law stipulates that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted; however, the most contested part of said law is the protection against cruel and unusual punishment. 2,572 more words

Politics

"Effectivisation": A post about the law (and reforming it)

Bolivia is currently reforming its justice system. On October 31, the Bolivian Parliament passed a new piece of legislation, called the Law for the Decongestion and Effectivisation of the Criminal Procedure System. 770 more words

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The gift of being a juror!

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

My future began today, 30 years ago!   1,601 more words

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PROJO: JUDGE CENERINI RETIRES

According to the Providence Journal, District Court Judge Frank Cenerini has announced his retirement.  Looks like Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo has her first Judicial appointment to make… 13 more words

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