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Last Night's Decision

Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter). 

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Doomed To Repeat It (Ferguson Update)

The success of African or Caribbean immigrants in America does not represent a non-racialized America.  Immigrants self-select and must meet various requirements in order to enter the United States.

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News/Politics

Know justice know peace Father throws chair at...

Know justice, know peace: Father throws chair at judge over ‘absurdly low’ sentence for driver who killed daughter. 

A devastated father threw a chair at a judge in outrage at the ‘lenient’ sentence the man who killed a two-year-old girl and her grandparents in a tragic road accident.

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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

Daily Life

"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