June 7, 2020Comments Off on “How Structural Racism Works” – Tricia Rose and Samuel Rosen – recently noted
If you are struggling to get your head around how racism works you will probably find it helpful to have a general framework as a guide. This one hour lecture from 2017 features an overview --->> read more -->>
May 1, 2020Comments Off on Tightrope – Americans reaching for hope by Kristof and WuDunn – book review
Kristof and WuDunn’s book, Tightrope – Americans Reaching for Hope, spent some weeks on bestseller lists. Kristof is a well known reporter and writer for the NYTimes. It centers around the town of Yamhill OR --->> read more -->>
April 13, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – more John Oliver on American justice – or not
Once again we return to our comedians for information about what is going on in the world. This time more on the fraud that is our judicial system. Turns out that one of our regular --->> read more -->>
April 3, 2019Comments Off on Evicted – the book and the exhibition
We read Evicted – poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond last year in our local library book group. Recently on a visit to Washington DC to the National Building Museum (401 --->> read more -->>
February 15, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – more unequal justice – lots of it….
The Louisiana Project: A Study of the Louisiana Defender System and Attorney Workload Standards – February 2017 by Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants provides a startling example --->> read more -->>
January 26, 2019Comments Off on Recently Noted – John Thompson and Justice – Prosecution With No Recourse
It is not often that one can make a judgement that is nearly absolute in its accuracy. Most things in life are complicated, complicated by circumstance, money, class, family, just plain errors in judgement, execution, --->> read more -->>
November 4, 2018Comments Off on Recently Noted – Serial the Podcast – More Evidence of the Delusion of Justice –
We have written earlier about the fact that effective legal representation and trial by jury is a rarity making one of our cultural icons a complete sham. As Jed Rakoff has noted: In actuality, our --->> read more -->>
Hudson NY and Its SWAT Team Even here in our little city of Hudson NY (population ~ 7,000) we have a police SWAT team, benignly referred to officially as the Columbia County Shared Services Team. There --->> read more -->>
Gun Regulation, the 2nd Amendment, and Scalia’s Majority Opinion Fire arms proponents make much of the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller in which the Supreme Court absolutely affirmed the right to bear arms --->> read more -->>
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