Mimesis Law
21 January 2017
  • Psychological Differences Between Prosecutors & Criminal Defense Lawyers

    by - Nov 2, 2016
    (Comments: 23)
    November 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — We know that dogs and cats have different psychological makeups. That indisputable point can be illustrated thusly: The question is whether the same thing is true for prosecutors and criminal defense...
  • “At Long Last, Have You Left No Sense Of Decency?”

    by - Oct 31, 2016
    (Comments: 11)
    October 31, 23016 (Fault Lines) — The allegations against Justice Clarence Thomas, that he twice “cupped” the butt of lawyer Moira Smith some 17 years ago at a Washington D.C. dinner party, have been thoroughly skewered...
  • The Death Penalty: Retain Or Repeal?

    by - Oct 26, 2016
    (Comments: 11)
    October 26, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The title to this post is taken from the above-the-fold main story in Sunday’s Lincoln Journal Star (October 23, 2016). For most, you know nothing, and don’t care to know...
  • Federal Judges Get “Soft” At Sentencing

    by - Oct 19, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    October 19, 2016 (Fault Lines) — “Sentencing reform” is all the rage. To their great credit, criminal defense lawyers (CDLs) are at the forefront of the movement. The federal sentencing system is held up as the...
  • Postcard From The People’s Republic Of Lincoln

    by - Oct 12, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    October 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — SHG, our mean-ass editor, has rightly decried the bastardization of language.  He correctly points out that making language mean whatever we want it to mean makes us dumber and dumber.  The...
  • “You’re not the boss of me!”*

    by - Oct 5, 2016
    (Comments: 8)
    October 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — While I have suggested that the Supreme Court “STFU,” Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama has openly defied the rulings of the Court while acting as a judge.  Judicial criticism of...
  • The Death of the Last Northern White Rhino

    by - Sep 28, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    September 28, 2016 (Fault Lines) — I need a metaphor to describe my feelings about the death of former Congressman, and my dear friend, Bill Barrett.  To me, his passing is like the death of the last...
  • What’s The Deal With White Guys And Child Porn?

    by - Sep 21, 2016
    (Comments: 18)
    September 21, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In America, there is no doubt that in most circumstances being white (Caucasian in census terms) is a benefit. In fact, as pictured below one enterprising college student is hiring himself...
  • Another Failure

    by - Sep 14, 2016
    (Comments: 12)
    September 14, 2016 (Fault Lines) — This story is purely hypothetical.  Okay?  Don’t demand that I wink. The offender is young—in her mid-twenties.  She is a white female.  She is addicted to meth.  She probably injects it,...
  • Doing Time on the Installment Plan—Federal Criminal History Scores & The CDL

    by - Sep 7, 2016
    (Comments: 10)
    September 7, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The United States Sentencing Commission has recently published a study comparing recidivism rates and criminal history categories under the Sentencing Guidelines.  Recidivism Among Federal Offenders: A Comprehensive Overview, United States...

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