Monthly Archives : August 2014

Libertarians and the Claims of Democratic Authority in the Context of Criminalization Debates

On August 20, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

(Dan Markel) I have a section in this paper I’m working on –designed to be a love letter of sorts between retributive justice and liberal democracy —  that I’m afraid I’m not sure is fully there yet, and I was wondering if those with a political philosophy bent might have…

“The Right to Counsel: Badly Battered at 50″ (At a Great Moment for Hope and Change)

On August 12, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

(Douglas A. Berman) The title of this post is drawn in part from the headline of this notable commentary by Lincoln Caplan, which appeared in yesterday’s New York Times.  Here are excerpts (with a final key point stressed by me below): A half-century ago, the Supreme Court ruled that anyone too poor to…

A Zombie in the Wild

On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

(Eric Rasmusen) I have long thought fairly highly of the Atlantic, both as a magazine and as a blog. So the following article by Richard Gunderman1 is disheartening to read. It is a perfect example of the very zombie I am trying so hard to kill: the “Standard Story” that unquestioningly accepts the…

DUI Lawyer in Detroit: A Grave Offense Without an Experienced Attorney

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a grave offense, especially in Detroit, Michigan. According to James Schmier, a DUI lawyer, punishments for drunk driving are taken seriously by the state. Some offenders even end up losing their jobs and paying debts due to large amount of penalty. You can be…