Mimesis Law
6 December 2016

Fault Lines

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Monitoring the cracks in America’s criminal justice system.

  • Should Cops Have To Be Saints?

    by - Dec 5, 2016
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    December 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Not all problem cops are created alike. When Milwaukee police sergeant John Corbett got pulled over for drunk driving in 2010, it seemed like his career might be over: A...
  • Breaking News: Treating People Decently Leads To Better Results

    by - Dec 5, 2016
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    December 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — When charged with a crime, usually the first thing a defendant is concerned with is making bail. Being prosecuted sucks pretty much regardless of circumstances, but it’s far more tolerable...
  • Want to Denaturalize A U.S. Citizen? Here’s How

    by - Dec 5, 2016
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    October 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — As of late, much has been shrieked about the loss of American citizenship as a form of punishment for some offenses deemed not-criminal by the U.S. Supreme Court. But can...
  • Salem Officer Brian Butler Gave In To Temptation

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    December 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — To protect and serve. That’s the motto. But who protects those who find themselves at the mercy of the very officer who was supposed to protect them? Sometimes it’s a...
  • Rubber Bullets: Less Lethal for Whom?

    by - Dec 5, 2016
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    December 5, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Amid the national discussion on the use of lethal force by police officers, one Sheriff in Arizona claims he has a solution in the form of a multipurpose non-lethal Russian-made...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Dec 2, 2016
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    December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Wow. It’s December. Holidays are ahead for everyone. If you’re reading this you’re probably thinking about the two-day holiday you’ve got coming up. That’s because it’s that most wonderful time...
  • Flag Burning! Bad!

    by - Dec 2, 2016
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    December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — This week, President-elect Donald Trump reminded America that decriminalizing flag burning is a wrong we need to right. More specifically, Trump tweeted “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,...
  • 4th Circuit: Still No Evidence Residency Restrictions For Sex Offenders Protect Children

    by - Dec 2, 2016
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    December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a federal district court’s judgment that North Carolina’s sex offender registry law is unconstitutionally vague and violates the First Amendment. It’s kind of...
  • Leon Orr’s Exceedingly Typical Marijuana Arrest

    by - Dec 2, 2016
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    December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Rarely, it seems, does a day go by where some professional athlete doesn’t get busted for possessing a controlled substance. One such recent arrestee is Leon Orr, a defensive tackle for...
  • Senator Ron Wyden Wrings His Hands of Over Criminal Rule 41(b)

    by - Dec 2, 2016
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    December 2, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Most of the time lawyers barely pay attention to rule amendments. So, when an amendment to a federal rule hits the mainstream press and involves a back and forth between...

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