Tag: #law

Dealing in absolutes

By now you’ve probably heard about the grand jury’s decision on the case of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. If you haven’t, then the odds are good that you live under a rock or in a very far away place. Basically, the grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot a black teenager.…

And justice for all?

I listened to this episode of “State of the Re:Union” today titled “American Justice.” It’s a critical look at the US justice system and how it falls short on so many levels. According to the podcast’s introduction: “The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American prisons or jails – and…

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This is a great site where the audio of the oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry (aka the Proposition 8 ruling in California). The audio is synched with the transcript, with pictures of the justices so you know who is doing the talking.

Hollingsworth v. Perry, via IIT Chicago College of Law