Archive for 'Law'
The father of one of the two young men pictured and described as “bag men” on the front page of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post after the Boston Marathon bombings, and who had nothing to do with it, is considering suing the newspaper.
Good. I hope he does, and puts a serious crimp into Murdoch’s fortune.
Guest post by Andrew Murphy
Looks like the dreams of the anarcho-libertarians are coming true in New Jersey. Because of budget cuts in cash-strapped cities (the state has lost over 4,000 police officers since 2008), citizens are turning to private detectives to solve robberies, murders and rapes.
The privatization of the judicial system is now in [...]
There is nothing beautiful about the Sapphire Salon and should be driven to bankruptcy.
The people who own it should be scratching their heads, driving themselves mad with worry about how they’ll pay the rent as the dust piles up on their salon chairs.
Why? Well, the salon refused a booking by a gay couple. They quite literally turned [...]
The BBC reports:
A Norwegian court has found that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail.
Breivik admitted killing 77 people and wounding more than 240 others when he bombed central Oslo and then opened fire at an island youth camp last year.
He insisted he was sane and refused [...]
This is a cross-post from Obliged to Offend
Several years ago, in a conversation with a fellow student on my university’s online debating forum, I encountered a mentality I have long since grown familiar with. The dialogue had started amiably enough. On the question of whether or not religion was a force for good in the [...]
This is a guest post by amie
The Equal Treatment Bench book is a looseleaf file which the Preface says is for all judges, in all courts and tribunals, whether new or with considerable experience. It is replete with observations from the anthropological school of multiculturality, designed to refine the sensibilities of the judiciary.
Under “Culturally Sensitive [...]
Jack Straw is facing a civil action over the alleged illegal rendition to Libya of Abdel Hakim Belhadj:
In an interview with Radio 4 last year, Mr Straw said the Labour government had been opposed to unlawful rendition.
“We were opposed to any use of torture or similar methods. Not only did we not agree with it, [...]
The Heresiarch draws attention to a shocking piece in the Daily Mail, in which Tony Banks describes how, while serving in the Falklands, he took part in an engagement in which the troops were ordered to ‘take no prisoners’, an order which is – or seems to be – contrary to international law, and thus [...]
The New York based law firm, Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP, (GS2Law) brings to my attention a very interesting case recently heard at the Supreme Court. The case is that of the United States vs Alvarez. It arises because of the Stolen Valor Act, whereby it a federal crime to falsely represent that one has [...]
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the former president of the University College London Islamic Society who went on to hide a bomb in his underwear and fail to blow up a Delta Airlines flight over Detroit, was sentenced Thursday to four life terms in prison plus 50 years.
An unrepentant Abdulmutallab said he was was “proud to kill [...]