Mimesis Law
24 April 2019
  • Do You Remember When I Took Your Deposition?

    by - Feb 3, 2016
    (Comments: 16)
    Feb. 3, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The last jury trial I had as a practicing lawyer was a criminal case. I second-chaired my young law partner Jim Doyle. Jim is now a Nebraska state trial judge...
  • Federal Judicial Tempers and the Trial of Criminal Cases

    by - Jan 27, 2016
    (Comments: 17)
    Jan. 27, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Although it seems like yesterday to me, few of you are old enough to remember the Chicago Seven (or Eight) trial in a windy city federal courtroom following the violent events...
  • On Pharisaism, old dogs, new tricks and me

    by - Jan 20, 2016
    (Comments: 9)
    Jan. 20, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Trust me. This is not about Ted Cruz. However, I do need to refer to an article in which the Senator is front and center. See David Brooks, The Brutalism...
  • Omaha Cops Claim They Are Special; They Are Not That Special

    by - Jan 11, 2016
    (Comments: 36)
    Jan. 11, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — People who have read what I have previously written know that I generally like, trust and respect cops. But the cops in Omaha, and their union, have suddenly declared that...
  • Judicial Kapelophiles

    by - Jan 6, 2016
    (Comments: 19)
    Jan. 6, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Intellectually, most people want to be egalitarian. In practice, that is another thing. Thus, I had mixed emotions about Noah Feldman’s, Who Needs Black Robes? Not Judges, Bloomberg View (December...
  • On Maistre and Microwaves

    by - Dec 23, 2015
    (Comments: 6)
    Dec. 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Read the following please: All grandeur, all power, and all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible...
  • There Are Conflicts And There Are Conflicts

    by - Dec 14, 2015
    (Comments: 6)
    Dec. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — In the old days, out in Dawson County, we lawyers had a saying. It went something like this, “There are conflicts and there are conflicts.” In other words: If you...
  • Remembering Robert P. Prager and calling “Bullshit”

    by - Dec 7, 2015
    (Comments: 9)
    Dec. 7, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — The toxic attacks on Muslim Americans spewing forth these days (for example, here) from politicians of various stripes requires a history lesson. Let’s look back to WWI. It sucked to...
  • Law, Order and Mahjong

    by - Dec 2, 2015
    (Comments: 2)
    Dec. 2, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — I enforce the law to provide order. That’s what Germans do. Thus, I was particularly pleased with the swift and decisive action of law enforcement taken at the Escondido Condominium...
  • The Supreme Court’s Missing Retro View

    by - Nov 25, 2015
    (Comments: 13)
    Nov. 25, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — I love 1957 Cadillac convertibles.  My mother had one back in the day before our family went broke, and she succumbed to demon rum. That got me thinking about retroactivity...

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