Monthly Archives: March 2017

Net (Profit) Neutrality

As has been the trend since the advent of the Trump administration in January, we’ve had an eventful week in American politics. Most notable, of course, was the failure of the American Healthcare Act, which resulted in the continued health … Continue reading

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Of the Electors, by the Electors, for the Electors

It is strange to at least some, and ostensibly many, how a process invested with such immense power could be surrounded by so much controversy. Deviating from my usual commentary, I wanted to use this week’s post to weigh the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Relationship with the Judicial System

Over the past week, President Trump’s travel ban was blocked by a federal court in Hawaii. It was also struck down by a federal court in Maryland around the same time. The travel ban was designed by the Trump administration … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Jury Nullification

Since our class discussion on jury nullification I have had numerous conversations with my peers on the topic. Before reading Paul Butler I knew very little about the practice and have since looked into it further. The majority of the … Continue reading

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Healthcare and the Law: it’s pretty complicated

While healthcare is the titular issue of this post, and much of it will be spent discussing the newly unveiled American Health Care Act (a.k.a. Trumpcare)  it’s also going to delve into some ideological views about law and legislation. Over … Continue reading

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The AZ Power Trip

As I am sure many of you have realized from our class discussions, I am a local/state political junkie. The decisions made by your local city council and or your state legislature have a more immediate, visible, and direct effect … Continue reading

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When a Wiretap Isn’t a Wiretap

A common saying among Trump supporters and surrogates is that his supporters take him seriously but not literally, while his opponents and the mainstream media take him literally, but not seriously. Take the following tweet: Terrible! Just found out that … Continue reading

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To Fear Crime Over Injustice

I will be honest, until I read Paul Butler’s “In Defense of Jury Nullification”, I had never heard of jury nullification. I think what surprises me the most though, is the fact that I had never seen this topic come … Continue reading

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“Nobody Knew that Healthcare Could Be So Complicated.”

(Source: Aristacg)  On Monday, the U.S. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, introduced the Republican proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act. He explained the bill, called the American Health Care Act, in a snappy PowerPoint presentation later in the … Continue reading

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Dear U.S. Attorneys, “You’re Fired!” Sincerely, President Trump

On Friday, the Trump administration told 46 United States attorneys to resign their posts and fired one of the 46 who refused to resign. The 46 were Obama appointees who were held over for the first month of the Trump … Continue reading

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