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The SCOTUS Cert Pool - A Basic Introduction


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The Supreme Court Of the United States (SCOTUS) has virtually unlimited power that is difficult to quantify. This has been true since the fourth Chief Justice, Justice Marshall. 925 more words

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Can You Direct Me To The House Of The Reasonable Man?

Written by Frederick Leatherman (Masoninblue) and reblogged here with permission.

Can You Direct Me To The House Of The Reasonable Man?

Many of our civil and criminal laws are based on the theoretical concept of the reasonable person and what he or she would do in any given situation. 1,471 more words

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Stand Your Ground Explained

Written by Frederick Leatherman (Masoninblue) and reblogged here with permission. The article is also on Firedoglake.com/MyFDL, where editors assisted to provide the justice scales image/graphic, from Wikipedia commons. 1,328 more words

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Mitigation Investigation And Jury Sentencing In Death Penalty Cases

Written by Masoninblue and reblogged here with permission.

Ahem, and now back to our regularly scheduled program. That would be the law, in case you are keeping score. 1,142 more words

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Obama's Vile Assassination Doctrine

Written by Masoninblue and reblogged with permission.

President Obama’s assassination doctrine is a blatant violation of the Fifth Amendment and an insult to everyone who believes in due process of law, the rule of law, and the Constitution. 283 more words

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Habeas Corpus Explained

written by Masoninblue and reblogged here with permission from frederickleatherman.wordpress.com.

DISCLAIMER: I have presented a general overview of habeas corpus for lay persons interested in knowing more about it. 1,705 more words

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Does Chris Hedges Have Standing To Sue Barack Obama and Leon Panetta?

written by Masoninblue and reblogged here with permission. Graphic provided by editors at Firedoglake.com

(h/t to Liz Berry at Firedoglake for alerting me to Chris Hedges’s lawsuit in her… 488 more words

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