Mimesis Law
24 February 2017
  • Bad Reporting About Even Worse Ideas

    by - Oct 9, 2015
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    Oct. 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Imposing a 40-year sentence in a drug case for the purpose of deterrence just feels like it should make a difference. It feels meaningful. It feels newsworthy. The allure of...
  • Ricardo Lugo And The Thin Line between Victim And Defendant

    by - Oct 7, 2015
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    Oct. 7, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — It’s pretty obviously illegal to meet a minor online, drive hundreds of miles to pick him up, and then drive him back to your home, where you enroll him in...
  • The Crime of Being Named Bradley Scott Johnson

    by - Oct 2, 2015
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    Oct. 2, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Sometimes, a news story comes along that at first seems almost too ridiculous to be true. Bradley Scott Johnson’s story is one of those: Allegan County sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors...
  • Anatomy of a False Confession

    by - Sep 30, 2015
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    Sept. 30, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Jamie Lee Peterson was released from prison last year after having served seventeen years for a rape and murder he didn’t commit. He just filed a lawsuit against the people...
  • So Guilty The Prosecutorial Misconduct Doesn’t Matter?

    by - Sep 25, 2015
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    Sept. 25, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — The Ninth Circuit agreed the prosecutor went too far. The misconduct included misstating the law, misstating the defendant’s testimony, and improperly vouching for a witness. In its opinion, the court...
  • Stewart Parnell: A Life Sentence for Greed

    by - Sep 23, 2015
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    Sept. 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Stewart Parnell, former CEO of a peanut processing company, received what will likely amount to a life sentence for shipping salmonella-tainted peanut butter. CNN reports: A federal judge handed Parnell...
  • When the Choice Is Medical Care or Jail

    by - Sep 18, 2015
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    Sept. 18, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Blanca Borrego probably never thought in a million years that she’d leave her gynecologist’s office in handcuffs, flanked by deputies and under arrest for being an undocumented immigrant. Even for...
  • Joseph Ponder’s Death Adds Nothing To The Narrative

    by - Sep 16, 2015
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    Sept. 16, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — After Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Ponder was shot and killed, NBC News wrote that “Kentucky Trooper Was Trying to Help the Man Who Killed Him: Police.” It explained: The Kentucky...
  • The Freddie Gray Trial & Baltimore: Too Close For Justice?

    by - Sep 11, 2015
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    Sept. 11, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Freddie Gray’s name has been in the news since he died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody. His death triggered riots in Baltimore, where it happened, and...
  • Wilkinson: Systemic Integrity Means Perjury Gets A Pass

    by - Sep 9, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Sept. 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — James Kendell Wilkinson testified he wasn’t the driver. Mark Magrann, the officer who issued the citation was “about 98 percent sure” it was Wilkinson driving the car, but not certain....

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