Monthly Archives: April 2014

What Is a Photocopier?

A dramatic re-creation of a transcript of a real deposition. I thought it might be nice to end my blogging this semester on a lighter note.

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Separation Of Church And State?

The Holy Bible is making its way towards becoming Louisiana’s first official State Book. Wait, what? Currently, the King James Version of The Holy Bible is making its way through all the hoops and red tape required for it to … Continue reading

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What Does Free Speech Mean?

First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to … Continue reading

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With true power, comes great responsibility

Jury Nullification is a concept that has been around since the 1600’s. It is the ability of a jury to nullify the law in connection with the case they are hearing. It is not a power that is discussed frequently … Continue reading

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Never Imitate

My father has always taught me to be my own man. He has used men like Emerson and Thoreau as examples of what I should strive to be like. In this class I have learned a lot about what it … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Progress

The Dark Side of Progress Throughout the year we have discussed many of the conceivable ways to classify individuals as members of one group or another: establishing boundaries and creating insiders and outsiders for our society. This semester’s contributing authors … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Jury

What does the population want? Where does the population’s vote lay in reality? Most importantly, what does the population decide? All of these questions, at times, are answered by jury nullification. Let me take you all back to one of … Continue reading

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