I originally intended to have at least 2 more posts on grand juries, but decided against. They were both going to be “its unbelievable how easy it is to get an indictment” pieces–so unlikely to be very fresh. Given that, I thought I would jump right to some suggestions for improving grand juries. I should […]
Here are two fictionalized cases where the arrested individuals were fortunately not indicted.
Case 1. A young male stormed out of a court room after the judge indicated he should leave. In storming out, he banged the door against the wall and the door knob put a hole in the wall. He was arrested […]
Take a moment to imagine the following 2 scenarios.
Scenario 1. Company A produced the ExcellaFone smartphone which was widely loved and had no problems. It was widely regarded as having the best reception and best sound of any phone on the market. It was marketed and labeled by company C. Company A […]
“Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care” April 6 & 7, 2017 – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics Georgia State University
David Boonin (Philosophy, University of Colorado)
Jelani Jefferson Exum (Law, University of Toledo)
Doug Husak (Philosophy, Rutgers University)
There has been growing lay […]
Think nothing can be done? Vote for Gary Johnson. Let’s work on getting moralistic and paternalistic laws off the books so that there is less policing in the first place. No, this isn’t easy, but changing federal law (POTUS doesn’t do this directly, but can have an affect) and having a SCOTUS that will […]
Just a reminder that Georgia State University’s terminal MA program in philosophy is still accepting applications through April 15 for Fall 2016. All acceptances come with a two-year assistantship package that includes a tuition waiver. Our deadline for review in the initial round has just passed, and later applicants will be considered on a rolling […]