Category Archives: law and politics

THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

I was planning to speak today on the importance of voting.  With rights come responsibilities.  The responsibility to vote is especially important when the choices offered are unpleasant. But then the Orlando shooting occurred, and I’ve had to rethink this … Continue reading

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HARAMBE’S DEATH: WHO’S TO BLAME?

It’s clear that the gorilla was the most innocent party in the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s hard to second guess the Zoo’s liability in its decision to shoot the gorilla.  It takes a Monday morning quarterback to say … Continue reading

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MISBEHAVING MILITARY

The recent news is filled with the misbehavior of several U.S. military leaders.  Apparently their sexual assaults have occurred at an epidemic frequency. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York introduced legislation to change the way allegations of sexual assault are … Continue reading

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12 years a slave then and now

The film 12 Years a Slave is a valuable work of art.  Telling the story of a free black man who, in the 1840’s, is captured and forced into bondage, it has a good script and flexible dialogue.  Its direction … Continue reading

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2ND KNOX CONVICTION

The Italian legal system has disgraced itself again.  The Amanda Knox case has long been an international travesty.  Tainted from the start by a botched police investigation and prosecutorial misconduct, it led to a first conviction.  When this was corrected … Continue reading

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A YEAR AFTER NEWTOWN

A year after the Newtown school was devastated by a gunman, our state and federal governments have still failed to address gun violence.  New York passed a gun law targeting mentally ill patients.  In Congress, a gun control law was … Continue reading

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RYAN FERGUSON

I work as a criminal defense attorney.  Recently I pretried a case with a judge.  We were standing up at the bench, and the assistant D.A. and judge were giving their opinions on what time the defendant should do.  The … Continue reading

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