Mimesis Law
24 January 2017
  • 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...
  • The Maine Coon Cat On The Bench

    by - Nov 30, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    November 30, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and rarified hunting skills. Such cats can weigh 17 pounds and from the...
  • From The POV Of CDLs, Who Are The Best, Worst & Most Likely On Trump’s List For SCOTUS?

    by - Nov 23, 2016
    (Comments: 13)
    November 23, 2016 (Fault Lines) — I am absolutely certain that the President-Elect wants to know what criminal defense lawyers think about his list of potential Supreme Court nominees.  So, I ask you, from the perspective of...
  • Dueling Judges: Jurors Should Be Free From “Judicial Immunization” For “Implicit Bias”

    by - Nov 16, 2016
    (Comments: 15)
    November 16, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ed. Note: In light of the concern about the impact of racial bias in the criminal justice system, we have “so ordered” Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf of the District...
  • Does The Gender Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer Matter?

    by - Nov 9, 2016
    (Comments: 7)
    November 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) — By the time you read this, it is likely (per FiveThirtyEight) that we will have our first female President. That is the seed for this post, even though it’s written in...

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