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The bedrock of American Law (eighth and ninth part of twelve)

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury is preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. 422 more words

Political Thought

A fair trial is a human right (seventh part of twelve)

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witness against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witness in his favour and to have the Assistance Of Counsel for his defence. 559 more words


An Uncontrollable Woman

This is from the Derry Journal of March 1878 but refers to events across the pond. Probably printed to show the superiority of the Old Country: 94 more words

Real Life

Glenn Greenwald: A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest

Many of the West’s most vocal self-proclaimed free speech champions are perfectly happy to see ideas criminalized as long as the ideas are the ones they hate, expressed by those they regard as adversaries…   

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Did love really win?

Recently, gay marriage has been legalized in the US. While some states already had made this decision, most of them hadn’t. So of course, this is great news. 477 more words


Gay Rights: My First Time To Unfollow

As I look up this morning at the top of my post, I see the rainbow that WP has added. It makes me smile :) 299 more words

Social Good

Love Wins, Love Conquers All

How could there be a more beautiful moment than when those few words were announced? Love wins, because how could it not? How can we have gotten away for so long banning those who love each other from legally stating so? 934 more words

Constitutional Rights