Mimesis Law
25 February 2017
  • To Err On The Side Of Mercy Is Human…But Not Judicial

    by - Jan 7, 2016
    (Comments: 18)
    Jan. 7, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — At Simple Justice, Scott Greenfield takes exception to what I wrote about the resentencing of Dwight and Steven Hammond. Specifically, I said that once the case reached them, the Ninth...
  • The Oregon Standoff: It’s Not About the Hammonds

    by - Jan 4, 2016
    (Comments: 17)
    Jan. 4, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The impending (re)-imprisoning of two Oregon ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, has led anti-government protesters to occupy the administration building of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Among the occupiers are...
  • This Is Who We Are

    by - Dec 24, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Dec. 24, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — The Chief Justice of Massachusetts, Ralph Gants, gave a beautiful speech to the Islamic Society of Boston. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but here are the best parts: The...
  • I REALLY Want To Read The Eshan Abdulaziz Trial Transcript

    by - Dec 21, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Dec. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Eshan Abdulaziz, a Saudi property developer living in London, was acquitted of raping an 18-year-old that he had invited back to his apartment after an evening at a nightclub. The...
  • Preventing the Last Tragedy

    by - Dec 17, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Dec. 17, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings, the federal government is reviewing the K-1 visa, which allowed Tashfeen Malik to enter the country. The K-1 visa allows foreign nationals...
  • 50 Pamphlets of Gray in Mecosta County

    by - Dec 14, 2015
    (Comments: 4)
    Dec. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Last week I wrote about a case in Mecosta County, Michigan, in which Keith Wood was arrested for jury tampering. Apparently, I didn’t have the whole story. Others might disagree,...
  • Trump’s Immigration Ban: It Could Happen, But Only If We Let It

    by - Dec 10, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Dec. 10, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Donald Trump’s latest suggestion that Muslim travel to America be prohibited “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” has provoked some pretty strong reactions from his...
  • Jury Nullification: The First Amendment in Mecosta County

    by - Dec 7, 2015
    (Comments: 3)
    Dec. 7, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Keith Wood was arrested in Mecosta County, Michigan for distributing a jury nullification pamphlet outside the courthouse. The pamphlet, written by the Fully Informed Jury Association, is pretty tame stuff,...
  • Robert Dear: Terrorist or “Just” A Murderer?

    by - Dec 3, 2015
    (Comments: 2)
    Dec. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — After the shooting in Colorado Springs, various talking heads have been falling all over themselves to decide whether or not this “counts” as domestic terrorism. It’s a fair question. At...
  • Mark Perlin, The Man Inside The Black Box

    by - Nov 30, 2015
    (Comments: 0)
    Nov. 30, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Dr. Mark Perlin, Ph. D., M.D., Ph. D., has built a better mousetrap. At least, he says he has. As to whether his trap is actually better at catching mice, or...

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