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The Lunacy of Mandatory Minimums

I often post about my disdain for the American justice system, mainly in regard to capital punishment.  I have recently learned more about mandatory minimum sentences.   1,143 more words


The False Universal

Since the 1400s, Lady Justice has been portrayed as a blind woman. The significance of this, of course, is that one party facing a particular change will receive the same judgment as another party. 479 more words

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The thin line between telling a story and finding the truth

In the first episode, “The Albii” of Serial, the podcast, Sarah Koenig describes her introduction to Adnan Syed’s story. Koenig begins with her interaction with a lawyer and close friend of the convicted murderer, Syed. 553 more words

Where Do We Draw The Line?

So, I’m having a disagreement with a friend over the right for people like one-percenters to be treated with the same rights as any other American. 460 more words

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Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond Trayvon Martin

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Brown v. Board of Education - The Court Decision that Rocked America 60 years Ago

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