Mimesis Law
22 January 2017
  • The Ammon Bundy Trial: This Is Why We Have Juries

    by - Oct 31, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    October 31, 2016 (Fault Lines) — OJ Simpson. Casey Anthony. George Zimmerman. Juries, and jurors, tend to get a bad rap anytime they issue a two word verdict that the public doesn’t agree with. Mostly this is...
  • Joe Arpaio: Timing Is Everything

    by - Oct 27, 2016
    (Comments: 9)
    October 27, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Joe Arpaio is a bad dude. Between his mistreatment of the prisoners in his jail, his birther insanity, and his “papers please” immigration enforcement efforts; this guy is a disgrace...
  • Logic Games And Poor People

    by - Oct 23, 2016
    (Comments: 14)
    October 24, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Stripped to its most basic essentials, the practice of law comes down to an exercise in logic, usually in the form of Facts=>Law=>Result. For example: The defendant did X. The...
  • Debate: The Crowd Shouldn’t Vote On The Umpire

    by - Oct 19, 2016
    (Comments: 5)
    October 20, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ed. Note: In light of the attack ads against a candidate for the Montana Supreme Court candidate, we have charged Noel Erinjeri and Chris Seaton to debate the question: Given the attack on Montana...
  • Montana Money Shenanigans Against Dirk Sandefur

    by - Oct 17, 2016
    (Comments: 14)
    October 17, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Last week, Trump tried to use Hillary Clinton’s defense of a child rapist in 1975 against her. This is hardly a new tactic, and it’s not limited to defense attorneys. Apparently,...
  • Paying the Electoral Price: Leave Criminal Defense Attorney Hillary Alone!

    by - Oct 13, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    October 13, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Defense attorneys who aspire to higher office often face the same cheap shot: the implication by their opponents that their defense of a particular defendant, or particular case, or just...
  • Central Park Five: Guilty After Proven Innocent

    by - Oct 10, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    October 10, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Donald Trump says a lot of stupid things. But Fault Lines is about criminal law, not politics, so we’re going to focus on something that’s curently about #7 on the...
  • Do You Want A Fair Fight Or Not?

    by - Oct 6, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    October 6, 2016 (Fault Lines) — There is nothing on the internet that drives clicks (and therefore advertising) like attractive naked (or nearly naked) people. And yet, most reputable news organizations haven’t turned into Pornhub. So,...
  • Joseph Zacher & The Problem With Sex Offenders In The Back Yard

    by - Oct 3, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    October 4, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In most communities, sex offenders are probably about as welcome as creepy clowns. In Birchwood Village, Minnesota, Thomas Jefferson found that out the hard way. The Jeffersons wanted to take...
  • Trial Strategy And IAC: Conception And Execution

    by - Sep 29, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    September 29, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) cases are notoriously tough to win. The reason for this is pretty simple: the burden of proof is shifted. It’s not on the prosecution to prove...

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