Mimesis Law
19 February 2017
  • No Banana, The New Omaha Standard For A Guilty Plea?

    by - Feb 15, 2017
    (Comments: 2)
    February 15, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Sure, Omaha is flyover country, but it is no longer a hick town. It is bumping up against the one million mark (915,312). It has a law school, most of...
  • Crime in Florida is Weird and Wonderful

    by - Feb 8, 2017
    (Comments: 13)
    February 8, 2017 (Fault Lines) — As Chris Seaton pointed out in his uproarious post last week on Fault Lines, crime in Florida is sui generis. As all lawyers know, “sui generis” is Latin for “laugh your...
  • Riding The Circuit To North Platte – A Travelogue

    by - Feb 1, 2017
    (Comments: 8)
    February 1, 2017 (Fault Lines) — If you are a judge on my Court of Appeals, you will travel to the seat of the court in St. Louis. You will hold court in a stunning 29-story building...
  • The Word “Rape”

    by - Jan 25, 2017
    (Comments: 19)
    January 25, 2017 (Fault Lines) — I was sitting on my ever-expanding ass, minding my own business, when one of my law clerks came to me with a declaratory judgment complaint that had just been filed....
  • 94 Sheriffs And Trump

    by - Jan 18, 2017
    (Comments: 3)
    January 18, 2017 (Fault Lines) — The Judiciary Act of 1789 established the original 13 federal judicial districts and called for appointment of a Marshal for each district. The Senate confirmed President Washington’s nomination of the first...
  • Greenhouse Gas

    by - Jan 11, 2017
    (Comments: 7)
    January 11, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Scientists tell us that greenhouse gases (water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)) are polluting our atmosphere. Today, I write about a different sort of...
  • Mr. Bumble: The “Law Is A[n] Ass, A[n] Idiot”*

    by - Jan 4, 2017
    (Comments: 5)
    January 4, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Although I don’t see the legal significance, Professor Doug Berman featured United States v. Mateo-Medina, No. 15-2862 (3d Cir. Dec. 30, 2016) on his preeminent sentencing blog.  See Third Circuit...
  • Mike Is Dead

    by - Dec 21, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    December 21, 2016 (Fault Lines) — For as a long as I can remember, I hated Christmas.* I now have even more reason for this dislike. I learned this week that Mike is dead. Mike was...
  • A Hidden Crack In The Criminal Justice System

    by - Dec 14, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    December 14, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Fault Lines is devoted to revealing the cracks in the American criminal justice system. The “revealing” task is often as plain as seeing a white cop shooting a black man in...
  • Nebraska Federal Defenders Meet at Work, Discover They’re Sisters

    by - Dec 7, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    December 7, 2016 (Fault Lines) — I suppose you have heard the phrase, “six degrees of separation.” If not, these words suggest that all living things and everything else in the world is six or fewer steps...

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