Mimesis Law
11 December 2017
  • 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: 19)
    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...
  • Schadenfreude, Ken Starr And Me

    by - Aug 24, 2016
    (Comments: 8)
    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...
  • Kopf: How Much Punishment Is Enough For Kiddie Porn Watchers?

    by - Aug 17, 2016
    (Comments: 33)
    August 17, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Let’s say you have lived a fairly normal life as you turn 47.  You spent two years in college before returning to help you dad run the family auto parts business....
  • Help Me Help Young Criminal Defense Lawyers

    by - Aug 10, 2016
    (Comments: 20)
    August 10, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association has asked me to appear at the second annual two day “boot camp” for young lawyers (and law students) who want to practice criminal defense....

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