Category Archives: The Law

Black Lives Matter: The defense by the police and some in the public — the person shot had a bad record

Invariably, it seems, the exculpation for the police who may have killed a man or woman, is that cops are “good guys” and the guy or woman killed is a “bad guy.”  So it seems to me in light of … Continue reading

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The Ted Cruz Birther Law Suit

A lawyer by the name of Montgomery Blair Sibley has filed suit in federal court in Houston claiming that Ted Cruz is not a citizen of the United States.  He says, it is reported, “It doesn’t matter that he was … Continue reading

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Writing an Appellant’s Opening Brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

My opening brief can be 30 pages long, 14 point type, double-spaced, margins 1 inch on all sides.  Footnotes have to be in 14 point type too.  I have been working on the brief for some time. I have tried … Continue reading

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I am a “county seat lawyer”

About 1950, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson, give us the image of a lawyer, who existed, and who did his work for his clients in the county jurisdictions of the states across the continent.  That knowledge, that idea, … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Washington Lawyer Discipline System

The WSBA says that it and its members are champions for justice.  I like that.  If it is true, it is an honor to be a member of the “profession of the bar.”  A very pleasing and inspiring notion.  I … Continue reading

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Judge Posner and the People — The internet.

The current issue of the American Bar Association Journal has a story about Judge Richard Poster and some of his fellow judges on the 7th Circuit Court. The issue is internet research by a judge on the case.  Here’s one quote … Continue reading

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Diocese of Spokane: Ex Vicar-General Criticizes Bishop Departing to be Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago

All over America the Catholic Church is struggling with the history of sexual abuse in the church. The church is not alone. The problem of past sexual abuse by people of power in a diverse array of institutions has been … Continue reading

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Tamarack — “New Management” starts up the snow guns

Tamarack sees an opportunity.  Thanksgiving is coming up.  The temperatures seem right.  So why not get some base on the runs?  Can do with the snowmaking system at the resort. Who is this new management?  Credit Suisse bought much of … Continue reading

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Shopkeepers Privilege

Shopkeepers Privilege is a right or an immunity shopkeepers have under common law  to detain a suspected shoplifter on store property for a reasonable period of time. To be able to establish this immunity, let us say the shopkeeper is being sued, the shopkeeper … Continue reading

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