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The argument from history doesn’t jive with history

It seems when arguing about our legal system, two things will hold true: a person arguing against capital punishment will bring up the cost associated with it, and a person arguing against the private ownership of firearms will bring up the historical interpretation of the Second Amendment. The former I’ve already tackled, twice, and the […]

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Protesting in a Courthouse

Hands up if you believe you have your free speech rights in a Courthouse. Those of you who rose your hands, you’re not correct. Courthouses have routinely restricted the speech rights of spectators who arrive to watch court proceedings. So it is quite incredulous for a constitutional law attorney named James Whitehead to say this: […]

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What unconstitutional actually means

Let’s clear something up since I’ve seen way too many people confuse this concept: what does it mean when a Court declares a law to be unconstitutional? What must happen once the Court declares a law unconstitutional? Here’s what many seem to think must happen: the legislature must promptly modify or repeal the law in […]

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Gun confiscation

Cracked.com recently ran a series called “If Every Lie on the Internet Was True“, in which this picture was included: The lie here isn’t that government agents will actively confiscate guns, it’s that gun rights supporters say that government agents will actively confiscate guns. Here’s the thing, outside Alex Jones and a few other conspiratorial […]

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Passive response to concerns

When someone breaks into your home, you typically take measures to ensure that future break-ins are prevented. In my case, there were two homicides within 6 months of each other within a half mile of where I live several years ago, along with the fact there are also nearly a dozen registered sex offenders also […]

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SCotUS upholds finality of acquittals

In a per curiam decision decided on May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States again upheld the finality of acquittals against an attempt at a prosecutor’s appeal. The trial of Esteban Martinez was set to begin on May 17, 2010. His counsel was ready; the State was not. When the court swore […]

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Defending due process

I understand it is frustrating seeing someone put on trial only to see them walk out of Court, having been acquitted of the charges in what many would’ve called a "slam dunk" case. And the unfortunate response to these trials seems to be an attack on due process itself. On Facebook I am subscribed to […]

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Replying to Jen Gunther, MD, regarding campus rape and sexual assault

A man writes an article that mentions rape and it’s twisted into a few different directions by a feminist. Nothing new. Because one thing a lot of men don’t seem to realize is the fact that rape is owned by feminism, to be defined and refined however they wish. Today’s article is in response to […]

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Why so passive on harassment?

Time to sound like a complete pig. There seems to be more and more articles showing up about women talking about what has become known as "street harassment". I recently encountered one such article today, courtesy of one of my Facebook friends. And the common denominator among all of these articles is this: this is […]

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Atheism is a religion

Just as many atheists say that “atheism is a lack of belief in a god or gods” is one phrase that irks me to no end, another common statement that I’ve always found troubling is “atheism is a religion like off is a TV channel”. Along a similar vein, “atheism is a religion like bald […]

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