Mimesis Law
22 January 2020
  • Law, Politics, And Federal Court Vacancies

    by - Feb 23, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    Feb. 23, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — On Friday, The Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Miguel A. Estrada and Benjamin Wittes which took a highly pessimistic view on confirmation procedures for members of the federal...
  • Harris County Drug Lab Exonerations: The Good Spike

    by - Feb 16, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    Feb. 16, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — In Thursday’s Washington Post, Radley Balko wrote an post focusing on the large number of exonerations in drug cases in Harris County, Texas.  Balko points out that in 2015, Harris County...
  • Robert Rialmo’s Gambit: Chutzpah or Desperation?

    by - Feb 9, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    Feb. 9, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Over at Simple Justice, Scott Greenfield wrote (with begrudging admiration) of the “chutzpah” of Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit against the estate of Quintonio LeGrier.  As you may recall,...
  • Planned Parenthood & The Journalistic Agenda Exception

    by - Feb 2, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    Feb. 2, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The reaction was mixed last week when a Harris County, Texas Grand Jury declined to indict Planned Parenthood over allegations that they had been caught on video trying to sell...
  • The Fallacy of Search Warrant Analogies

    by - Jan 27, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    Jan. 27, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — On July 3, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts, Michael Lerouge was shot several times in the back during a shootout with a then-unknown person.  Witnesses described the unknown person as wearing...
  • Planned Parenthood: Law Over Party Politics

    by - Jan 26, 2016
    (Comments: 17)
    Jan. 26, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Let me preface all of this by saying that like most white kids growing up in my part of Texas in the 1970s and 1980s, I was raised Republican. My...
  • The Death Penalty: Not Quite Dead Yet

    by - Jan 19, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    Jan. 19, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The New York Times called for the abolition of the death penalty this weekend in an editorial entitled “The Death Penalty Endgame.”  The editorial focuses on the case of Shonda Walter,...
  • Beware The Threat Score

    by - Jan 12, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    Jan. 12, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The Washington Post published an article on Sunday by Justin Jouvenal that offered a surprisingly candid view into the nerve center of the Fresno, California Police Department and their new...
  • The Collision Course: Cops And The Mentally Ill

    by - Jan 5, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    Jan. 5, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — A police officer’s job is a dangerous one. Other than that of a soldier’s, no other job description in the world holds the expectation that the employee face the potential...
  • Juries Agree: Women Are Insane

    by - Dec 22, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Dec. 22, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — At Quartz, Olivia Goldhill argues that the Insanity Defense is much more successful in criminal proceedings for women than it is for men.  The article is interesting and well written,...

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