Monthly Archives: March 2014

Why have Bernie Madoff and his associates gone to jail?

The news came that Madoff’s staff was found guilty, and would likely be serving time in jail. The question is, is it just? They were all scoundrels, and guilty as sin? So what? Let’s calm down and look at the … Continue reading

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A lesson in justice from the late Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church

I haven’t heard of the man before, and paid no attention when NPR announced the segment on the passing of “Anti-Gay activist Fred Phelps, a widely reviled figure… Phelps led the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Its members are … Continue reading

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Molested Hasidic boy’s story is testimony to bipolar, schizophrenic nature of judicial process

Here for a change is a story with at least a spec of justice in it – a highly convoluted tale of a Chassidic boy who told his father that he had been molested by a cantor (i.e. a leader … Continue reading

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2 official theories of why the press is not interested in covering judicial corruption – and 2 unofficial ones

The other day, I attended a book talk by two very brave journalists (and most vivacious ladies), Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker discussing their book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love”  in which … Continue reading

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Judicial inequality: US judges gave themselves the right to act “maliciously and corruptly” and to “see things” that aren’t there, yet deny Euadorian judges the same right

The alarm clock rang, I yawned and cussed and got out of bed and turned on the radio – and was suddenly fully awake. Apparently, according to the news segment upon which I hit – “U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron … Continue reading

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Judicial oath to uphold the constitution is not just inane, it is anti-judicial

I recently attended a lecture by Mr. Gerald Walpin, the author of a book titled “The Supreme Court vs. the Constitution.” The tenor of his thesis was easily discernible from the title – the constitutional originalist’s lamentations on the “judicial … Continue reading

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New York Times: President Obama and Senate both know that “due process of the law” is a sham

How else does one interpret this report in the New York Times of a squabble between President Obama and the Senate over appellate court nominees? To think of it, why won’t the Senate just approve whomever the president nominates? After … Continue reading

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