Category Archives: Trials and The Law

Just Say No to Drug Wars

We’re all kidding ourselves if we still think that the war on drugs is ever going to accomplish anything.  It isn’t easy for me to say this, because everything I’ve ever done professionally was about a duty to uphold laws … Continue reading

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Special Victims and Bureaucratic Backlogs

It’s nearly impossible to find reliable statistics regarding sexual assaults in the United States.  The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report places the number at around 98,000 per year.    The UCR is a compilation of statistics, provided by State and local law … Continue reading

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Athletes, Doping and Justice

It’s hard for me to write this without some personal bias.  I am a fan of baseball, and since the very first time I watched New York Yankees play some 40 years ago, I have been in love with the … Continue reading

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The Trials of John Edwards

John Edwards is in a courtroom in North Carolina right now, as the defendant, facing four charges surrounding the misuse and mishandling of campaign funds, as well as one count of conspiracy and another for making false statements.  Each charge … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the United States Supreme Court will be hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of the health care reform law, beginning today, March 26th. With an allotted time of six hours for oral arguments, … Continue reading

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Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

Unless you have been living under a rock for a couple of weeks, you know about the shooting death Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.  Everyone from Nancy Grace to President Obama has weighed in on the tragedy, and it has … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of John Goodman

In February, 2010, a motor vehicle accident took the life of a young man by the name of Scott Wilson, a recent college graduate with a degree in Engineering.  The driver of the car which struck Wilson’s was 49 year … Continue reading

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The New War on Our Rights

State legislatures across the country are devising laws meant to strip away women’s reproductive rights in the largest debate on the issue since Roe v. Wade and its’ companion case, Doe v. Bolton, in 1973.   Texas, Virginia, Iowa and other … Continue reading

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Mob Wives and Honor

Karen Gravano was on 20/20 Friday night, promoting her book “The Mafia, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and Me!”  For those of you who watch, you already know that Karen is a member of the cast of ladies who comprise the … Continue reading

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MMR v Armstrong, et al

I badgered a couple of friends for their perspectives on the civil suit in which Taylor is currently embroiled.  I have known both of these gentlemen for decades, and I value their knowledge, expertise and experience.  One of them is … Continue reading

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