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Quotes about judges

May 16, 2012
These men and women in robes are seen as wise and noble--above reproach in their decision making. But is that true? Today’s quotes are about judges and the role that they play in the justice system.&ldquo...

Here comes the judge

May 9, 2012
When Scott and I first got married, I worked in the downtown Atlanta area, commuting quite a distance from home. On a good day, it was a three hour drive round trip. Traffic was quite heavy.I remember one afternoon...

Judged by whose peers?

May 2, 2012
As the associated press reports, Superior Court Judge Joan Weber dismissed an entire jury panel Tuesday due to selective dismal of jurors based on assumed homosexuality involving a case of LGBT rights in California. So in summary of...

Pittsburgh Area Attractions: PPG Place

April 25, 2012
In downtown Pittsburgh are six glass buildings that cover three city blocks and a space equal to five and a half acres. It’s known as PPG Place. The name of the complex came from PPG Industries...

Clarifying the politics of immigration

April 24, 2012
Immigration law is controversial. Why?Most of us with exception of Native Americans have immigrant roots. At various times tides of immigrants came ashore from different places, taking their place at the bottom of the heap where they competed...

Tori Stafford: The Michael Rafferty trial

April 20, 2012
If you are not familiar with the Tori Stafford case, she was an 8 year old girl who was abductednear her elementary school in Woodstock, ON in April 2009. One month later, Michael Rafferty and his then girlfriend...

NJ ALJ makes new law in Obama eligibility case

April 12, 2012
The New Jersey Administrative Law Judge who dismissed the latest Obama eligibility case seems to have made a new, special law for Presidential primaries in New Jersey. According to this law, anyone can nominate anyone for President in a major...

George Zimmerman : Murder or Manslaughter?

April 11, 2012
It has been over a month since Trayvon Martin was gunned down in Sanford Florida and finally George Zimmerman has been charged for the crime. To my surprise he was charged with second-degree murder. I actually believed that special...

Healthcare law debate, what is your plan B?

March 27, 2012
It is estimated that 1 in 5 Chicagoans were uninsured in 2009. As the U.S. Supreme Court hear arguments from the nation's legal eagles on the merits of the Patient Affordable Care Act, many struggle on a...