Mimesis Law
26 April 2017
  • Things Are Coming To A Boil In The Big Easy

    by - Jan 18, 2016
    (Comments: 7)
    Jan. 18, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — The indigent defense crisis in New Orleans is coming to a head. The Orleans Public Defenders have started turning away cases in an attempt to get its caseload under control:...
  • Affluenza: It’s a Thing

    by - Jan 14, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    Jan. 14, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Ethan Couch, the so-called “affluenza” kid, is back in the news, following an allegation that he had violated his probation. The alleged violation itself, that he was at a party...
  • What “Making A Murderer” Shows About Waiting For A Verdict

    by - Jan 11, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    Jan. 11, 2016 (Mimesis Law) –I’m writing this at 7 in the morning, and I’ve been up all night binge watching “Making a Murderer.” I could write Fault Line posts about it until Memorial Day (which...
  • 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...

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