Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jury Nullification Doesn’t “Undermine” Democracy

It’s often suggested that jury nullification “undermines” democracy. Let’s consider that for a second–for something to undermine democracy, what does that entail? If we take democracy at face value, then the “will of the majority” must actually be subverted. Surely … Continue reading

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When You Become a Juror

                Last week, my classmates and I participated in a mock trial.  Although it had been quite a while since I had completed such a project, this particular one proved to be fun and even better, very interesting.  As assignments … Continue reading

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I was on Facebook the other day and I came across this picture that shows a pie chart of the causes of rape. And I have to agree 100%. This is more of an opinion blog but I got to … Continue reading

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Still Here and Ready to Fight

Because this Tea Party issue isn’t going away any time soon, and the midterm elections are starting with congressman and senators already deciding if they want to run for reelection, the tea party has found this opportunity to announce that … Continue reading

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Are you NORML?

On October 2nd, 2013 I attended a NORML meeting in downtown Phoenix. The NORML committee stands for the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws. The organization has two main goals, the decriminalization of marijuana and the legalization of marijuana. … Continue reading

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The Arizona Lottery: Public Good or Slush Fund?

The Arizona Republic issued an investigative report detailing a disturbing disconnect between state lottery income growth and respective funding for government programs. While lottery funds have grown over 25% since 2010, portions of lottery funding for programs such as the … Continue reading

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