Right here. I have my own theory. There are points in time when the psychopaths try to take over, when psychopathy and disordered anarchy become fashionable in the mass media. The 60s were like that. Riots, burning of inner cities, “police brutality.” Even the popular songs…. “Grandpa stole whatever he could,” “and every lock what ain’t locked when no one’s around.” Convention seen as hypocrisy. What did we get, a huge rise in violent crime that lasted until the 1990s. We seem to be heading there again. BLM, antifa (which can’t figure out if it’s communist or anarchist, but…
“Kim Foxx’s Office Says CPD Is Arresting The Wrong People To Curb Gun Violence.” “Foxx’s office this week held a webinar for journalists with data visualizations about a steady increase in Chicago police arrests of people who have no prior convictions but are caught illegally carrying a gun. It’s an approach that dragged more than 1,400 people into the criminal justice system last year. Those that are convicted get a label that dims job and life prospects and arguably decreases public safety in the long term. “The evidence doesn’t show that the drivers of the violence are the people who’ve…
On May 27, 2021, a division of the Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Amada Family Limited Partnership v. Pomeroy, 2021 COA 73.  In that case, the court decided two significant issues that apparently had never been expressly ruled on by a Colorado appellate court before: (1) that Colorado’s common-law after-acquired title doctrine was not abrogated by adoption of the after-acquired interest statute; and (2) that utility easements may be implied by necessity. As is often the case in matters involving access and implied property rights, the facts and history underlying Amada are complicated, but the case’s two…
As we previously wrote, there did not appear to be any legal barrier to employers requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to continue working. As anticipated, the EEOC issued guidance in late-May stating employer-mandated vaccination policies for employees physically entering the workplace do not violate federal employment non-discrimination laws, subject to reasonable accommodations for employees disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. In one of the first cases to challenge an employer-mandated vaccination policy, a Texas federal court wasted no time dismissing a case claiming such policies violate Texas law against wrongful termination. Houston Methodist Hospital…
Child pornography is a crime that is taken extremely seriously in Arizona. A criminal conviction for child pornography offenses can lead to years in prison, hefty fines and mandatory registration on Arizona’s sex offender list. If you have been accused of child pornography or any type of sex crime involving a minor, contact a Phoenix child pornography lawyer right away. An attorney can help you understand and properly navigate Arizona’s related criminal laws. What Is Child Pornography? Arizona state law calls child pornography the sexual exploitation of a minor. In Arizona, a minor is any child under the age of…
I think we can count on any manufacturer who manufacturer who set this kind of record being prosecuted and certainly their FFL revoked. “Deputies in South Carolina were called in 2017 after a man started wildly shooting an M9 pistol into the air during an argument with his girlfriend. The boyfriend, a convicted felon, then started shooting toward a neighbor’s house. The pistol came from a National Guard armory that a thief entered through an unlocked door, hauling off six automatic weapons, a grenade launcher and five M9s. Meanwhile, authorities in central California are still finding AK-74 assault rifles that…
The average American has $90,460 in debt, making debt an unavoidable part of life. While not all debt is bad, letting large amounts carry over each month can become a significant risk on your finances. Paying down debt can be a daunting task, and what works for others might not be best for you. However, […]…
Like it or not, facilitative and evaluative mediation are part of the social reality of our field.  Despite the fact that these models are misleading and provide counterproductive concepts to guide mediators’ behaviors and set parties’ expectations, they are inescapable.  They are standard elements in texts, courses, trainings, and general discourse in our field.  They are so routine that people often mention these terms in passing, assuming that everyone knows what they mean. However, these models are inadequate even for people who strongly believe in them.  Formal models like these are quite general and do not provide specific answers…
I am taking applications to join our blogging team at the Appellate Advocacy Blog. We welcome both practitioners and academics. Please send me an email with your CV and a short statement of interest. The deadline for applying is June……