Mimesis Law
24 August 2016

Blog Posts

  • August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ed. Note: Scott Greenfield and David Meyer-Lindenberg cross Julie Stewart, the founder and president of FAMM, who is retiring after spending 25 years leading the fight to for sentencing reform....
  • August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Police officers are public officials. That means that we can complain about them in their public capacity without worrying that we will be sued. But one petition pending before the United...
  • August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — You can tell just from the headline that people are going to be pissed about this one: Accused rapist sentenced to no jail time so he can have a ‘college experience’...
  • August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Minneapolis might become a test bed for police reform if a new measure before voters this November is approved. The city council initially voted 9 to 3 against it, with...
  • Schadenfreude, Ken Starr And Me

    by - Aug 24, 2016 
    (Comments: 6)
    August 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — I have long held the belief that the attorney-client privilege of a person subject to a criminal investigation should be considered inviolate unless the government can show an overwhelming case...
  • August 23, 2016 (Cy-pher) — Cyber-attacks targeting sport events, organizations and individuals is increasingly common. Earlier this year, a NASCAR racing team was the target of a ransomware attack. More recently, a federal judge sentenced a former...
  • What Happened To The ACLU?

    by - Aug 23, 2016 
    (Comments: 13)
    August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In the spring of 1977, the National Socialist Party of America announced it wanted to hold a rally in Chicago. But when the municipal government blocked its plans, the Nazis decided...
  • August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) – A few weeks ago, Chris Seaton wrote about Ernest Matthews, who found himself on the wrong end of a political message from a Georgia judge. Matthews got into a scuffle...
  • August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Two Chicago police officers, after ten years of investigation and appeal, have finally lost their jobs. In 2006, a guy walked into a Taco Burrito King in Chicago complaining about...
  • August 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) — As you may have noticed, there are not a lot of prosecutors around here. To the credit of the Fault Lines, someone like me, who is from the other side, is...
  • Roxane Gay Killed My Puppy

    by - Aug 22, 2016 
    (Comments: 9)
    August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — No, she didn’t. I’ve never even owned a puppy. Had I written the title of this post in earnest instead of satirically, Roxane Gay could have sued for me libel and...
  • August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) –  Ed. Note: The 9th Circuit is considering whether fixed bail schedules are constitutional. We charged Fault Lines contributors ndrew Fleischman and Chris Seatonto debate the issue: Are fixed bail/bond schedules based on the...
  • August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) –  Ed. Note: The 9th Circuit is considering whether fixed bail schedules are constitutional. We charged Fault Lines contributors Chris Seaton and Andrew Fleischman to debate the issue: Are fixed bail/bond schedules based on...
  • August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot use federal monies to prosecute people who have complied with state law when it...
  • August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Algorithms prove no better than premonitions as Chicago’s crime prevention initiative comes under fire. Since 2013, the Chicago Police Department has utilized a sort of pre-crime approach reminiscent of Steven...
  • August 22, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The San Francisco Police department has a problem. It seems they have somehow developed a poor image with the general public. At a recent police commission meeting, members brainstormed the...
  • Leave Ryan Lochte Alone

    by - Aug 19, 2016 
    (Comments: 15)
    August 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The public castigation of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte must come to an end.  There is simply no place in our modern society to ask questions regarding the veracity of...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Aug 19, 2016 
    (Comments: 5)
    August 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — It’s that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and time once again for the Fault Lines Friday Fail.  From debates over Tasing children to head-stomping cops, our...
  • Aug. 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) – In his Satires, the Roman poet Juvenal asked a famous question: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchmen? Now, that question may have been hard to answer back...
  • August 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ryan Lochte probably lied about being robbed. It’s pretty unlikely that a robber pulled out a gun, cocked it, and put it to his head, and that Lochte then responded...

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