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Crime Decline Conundrum

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

(Jonathan Simon) With aviation terrorism and a still lackluster employment market dominating year end headlines, the one piece of good news appears to be a fairly widespread decline in homicides in major cities. New York, as trumpeted in yesterday’s NYtimes (read Al Baker’sreporting) had a year with fewer homicides than…

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…

Cases Involving Wrongful Termination

Employee rights deal with many different aspects. Employment discrimination, for example, does not only deal with denying a job applicant a position because of his race. An employee can also claim being discriminated when he or she is deprived of a promotion because of his or her gender, age or…

Tips on Appraising a Property

Appraisal is the act of estimating the value of an item or property like an estate. The appraised value decides the market value of the property during buying and selling transactions. It also determines the rate of the taxes, insurance costs and other fees that go along the process of…