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Detention of Catalan activists a judicial, not political, matter: Spain justice minister

MADRID (Reuters) – The detention of Catalan activists on Monday, the first imprisonment of senior secessionist figures since the region’s Oct. 1 banned referendum on independence, was a judicial, not a political, matter, Spain’s justice minister said on Tuesday.

Public finally scores a victory on Wisconsin water

The Wisconsin DNR has long been the guardian of the state’s lakes and rivers, until Scott Walker and company got their hands on the department. That’s why this week’s Dane County Circuit Court ruling provides a glimmer of hope that the current DNR and Republican AG Schimel can at least somewhat be reined in. > Cap Times

Judicial competitions

High Court Judge competition launches 2 Nov 2017 with deadline of 16 Nov; and Deputy High Court Judge competition launches 18 Jan 2018.

Start getting your drafts ready, the turn around deadlines for both are (likely to be) tight.


Occultatio: Burritos, bandits and bit of banter

According to Cicero there are three types of speeches, deliberative (to persuade an audience), judicial (to present a case in a debate or argument), and epideictic (to give a ceremonial speech). 560 more words


‘the man on the Clapham omnibus’ – ‘the Clapham Sect’


Heads from an Omnibus
from The Illustrated London News – 12th August 1843



The phrase the man on the Clapham omnibus denotes the average or typical person… 1,233 more words


Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA

A federal judge last week sentenced a Huntsville defense contractor on criminal charges of falsely obtaining Small Business Innovation Research contracts with the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced U.S. 33 more words


Common Cause holding town halls on state's judicial recusal problem

Nonpartisan, nonprofit Common Cause in Wisconsin is holding town hall public hearings in Milwaukee and Madison on the theme “Why We Need Effective Judicial Recusal Rules in Wisconsin”, given the state is among the four worst in terms of recusal standards for judges receiving campaign contributions. 8 more words