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Category Archive for 'Blind Justice'

Alligators, etc.

I remember being a kid and seeing “No swimming” signs at the local creek. We figured that meant it was okay to go wading, so: When unspeakable tragedies occur, it seems to be human nature to ask the questions, why and how. Why did this terrible event happen? How could this have been prevented? When […]

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In 1984, former Philadelphia District Attorney Ronald Castille successfully sought the death penalty for 18-year-old Terrance Williams, who was convicted of murdering a man named Amos Norwood. Within a week of Williams’ scheduled execution almost 30 years later, newly uncovered evidence caused the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to reverse Williams’ death sentence. Prosecutors appealed […]

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SCOTUS definitively knocks down onerous requirements to “protect” women’s health in Texas. Breaking out the #Beyonce outside #scotus pic.twitter.com/bgE35aNzhd — Katie Leslie (@katieleslienews) June 27, 2016

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Thursday morning may prove to be a true turning point in the series of trials stemming from the 2015 arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray, events which thrust the City of Baltimore into the international spotlight. As Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams issued a ruling in the case of Officer Caesar Goodson acquitting the […]

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This was one of the big ALEC-sponsored laws. I am happy it got the treatment it deserved: HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday declined to reinstate a law that gave the National Rifle Association the right to challenge local gun-control rules in court. The Commonwealth Court overturned the law last year on the […]

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In our professional, as well as social lives, we have encountered a variety of restrooms around town. In courthouses, they are more likely to be clearly marked “Women” or “Men.” At smaller establishments around the city where real estate is at a premium, sometimes we are lucky to find a vaguely marked unisex lavatory behind […]

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This Ben Whitley piece is not all that convincing to me. My experience is that doctors are all too eager to punish the same outcomes with midwives they would excuse in physicians. Birth isn’t 100% predictable, as ob-gyns are happy to point out when it suits them: In light of what is being called the […]

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A real barnburner:

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RGB says litigants are being denied opinions with 4-4 cases because of an 8-member court. That that means no precedents are set and essentially a Supreme Court review has been denied,Ginsburg told a gathering of court officials in upstate New York. One case this year was a First Amendment challenge to mandatory union fees by […]

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This is interesting: Snapchat is social media’s newest darling because it allows users to post videos using previously unavailable filters and snaps automatically delete after they are opened by the recipient. This has created a sense of urgency in users to view snaps once opened because they are available for a limited time. One of […]

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