Mimesis Law
23 April 2019

September2016

  • Giving Up The Password Gives Up Much More

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 38)
    September 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — At oral argument before the 3d Circuit, the tired old analogies made their required appearances. This time, an ex-cop from Philly, Francis Rawls, had his butt on the line.  He...
  • The Toxic Mix Of Feeble Minds And Terrorism (Again)

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    September 12, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — In an investigation led by the FBI, an Alabama District attorney charged a mentally retarded teenager with terrorism charges.  But on September 8, 2016, a St. Clair County Circuit Judge...
  • A Police Chief’s Suicide And A Mississippi Mystery

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    September 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Police don’t usually sweat it when they’re informed of investigations into alleged misconduct. Usually the cop in question is merely placed on paid administrative leave, given a suspension, or reprimanded...
  • Corey Ortega Banks: Remorse Is Its Own Reward (And The Defendant’s)

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    September 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — “Conscience” is not a really a word that comes into play much in the world of criminal defense. “Remorse” is a bit more common, in the sense that “the defendant...
  • A Ticket For Trash, Worth Trash

    by - Sep 12, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    September 12, 2016 (Fault Lines) — When Harper Westover got a $75 ticket in the mail for littering in Northeast D.C. last week, her parents were naturally dumbfounded and the local news media was immediately mobilized....
  • The True Meaning of Aleppo

    by - Sep 9, 2016
    (Comments: 2)
    Sept. 9, 2016 (Istanbul) – The visionary Fault Lines contributor Chris Seaton, who created Mediation Is Dead, was having lunch with me when I realized I didn’t know what “Aleppo” meant. “But of course!” I said...
  • Fault Lines Friday Fail

    by - Sep 9, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    September 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Welcome back, readers?  Did you miss us?  We sure missed you.  And after a short week, it’s time for that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend.  That...
  • All Lives Matter Equally, But Some Lives Matter More Equally than Others

    by - Sep 9, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    September 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Raul Delatoba may have the inauspicious honor of being the first person charged under Louisiana’s new “Blue Lives Matter” law, which makes certain crimes hate crimes when the targets are cops:...
  • Federal Prosecutor Gets Nailed for Annappareddy Shenaningans

    by - Sep 9, 2016
    (Comments: 0)
    September 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) – For an accused citizen, there is probably no better feeling than getting your conviction overturned and dismissed with prejudice. For a federal prosecutor, there is probably no worse feeling than...
  • Clowns? Why Did It Have To Be Clowns?

    by - Sep 9, 2016
    (Comments: 9)
    September 9, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In this depressing time of wars, rumors of wars, presidential elections and insufferable celebrity temper tantrums, please take a moment to read the tale of the clowns infesting Greenville, S.C.,...

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