Blog posts : "fundamental rights"

The worst thing about having a law degree…

When I was young, most people of moderate or better means knew a lawyer or two.  They were members of the community and interacted with the community.  But that was a world without widespread heating and A/C, a world where people still sat on porches and walked in their neighborhoods, where a lawyer…

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Assize of Bread and Ale

Somewhere between “market forces will fix all” and dictatorship lies reality.  We tend to want to think we’re so civilized that there are some basic truths, some fundamentals that the overwhelming majority agree upon but the reality is that we’re packs of dogs.  Probably since the beginning when peo…

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You Can’t Take It Back

We do an incredible disservice to our children by teaching them their rights but not their responsibilities, not even the age at which they may be held criminally responsible or what to do if they are accused of doing something illegal.  In the US, a child as young as 6 may be held criminally respo…

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