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On Excess, Law & Meritocracy

In Law on January 22, 2013 at 12:18 AM

January 21, 2013

To the People of the United States of America:

WHEN did honesty become a liability? asked the philosopher.
“When was the magic replaced by maggots?” asked the poet.
When did the rule of law give way to “mobocratic” spirit? asked the president.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” proclaimed the reverend.
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Initial Impressions of the British System: House of Lords & House of Commons

In Law on September 20, 2011 at 1:50 AM

In the United Kingdom, there are two precursors to the United States political system – the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Respectively, here we call them the Senate and the House of Representatives. For the first time, this past week I experienced watching the House of Lords in discussion from broadcast, on-line proceedings occurring September 15, 2011. C-SPAN often covers the Prime Minister’s Questions in Commons, but the Lords’ proceedings are not as readily publicized.
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Corporate Personhood, G2 Bloc & The 5-4 Citizens United Decision

In Law on January 22, 2010 at 2:18 AM

U.S. Senators, John McCain (R) and Russell Feingold (D), are beside themselves tonight, due to a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling—Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission–that brashly strengthens the role of corporations and unions in their ability to condition election outcomes using money (Click here for McCain-Feingold reactions). In response, all hell is breaking loose in the popular realm of consumer advocacy, voter organizing and civic arousal. Read the rest of this entry »