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KAREN MCQUILLAN: Outside The Defensible Perimeter. “Five years ago, my husband and I bought a hous…

KAREN MCQUILLAN: Outside The Defensible Perimeter. “Five years ago, my husband and I bought a house in the emptiest county in America. We went there because the night sky is so dark, you can walk in the high desert by starlight and cast a shadow, so dark you can see distant galaxies and the zodiacal light. Three types of people live in our rural area: amateur astronomers, ranchers, and illegal aliens. . . . It is not even a secret that the 60 miles between the border and Interstate 10 are treated as a no man’s land. We live and vote and pay taxes in America, but the government acts as if we are beyond the defensible perimeter of the country. Border Patrol is everywhere, but even with President Trump, they are just going through the circular motions of catch and release.”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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"The Rule of Law"

The rule of law is one of those broad concepts, like human dignity or equal opportunity, that we all can agree we support in part because we don’t entirely agree on what it means.  Two especially unusual conceptions of the rule of law offered by politicians on the right, in this country and elsewhere, recently underscored this point.The first came from Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, under heavy fire from the European Union for undermining the rule of law (by, among many other things, limiting the power of his country’s Constitutional Court and manipulating the judicial retirement age to pack the courts).  Orban says it is actually the EU that is undermining “the rule of law” in his country.  “The rule of law means people do not rule other people,” he argued in a speech in March.  It means law without “political bias,” and law that “does not make distinctions between countries” large….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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List of Winners of the Burton Award

Here is the list of past winners of the Burton Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education: Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School-Chicago (to be presented on May 21, 2018) Linda Edwards, UNLV William S. Boyd….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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RESOLUTION REJECTED: “BE IT RESOLVED, WHAT YOU CALL POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, I CALL PROGRESS”: Fri…

RESOLUTION REJECTED: “BE IT RESOLVED, WHAT YOU CALL POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, I CALL PROGRESS”: Friday night’s Munk debate in Toronto shows that Canadians (in general not exactly a rough bunch) reject political correctness. Even before Michael Eric Dyson & Michelle Goldberg (FOR THE RESOLUTION) squared off against Stephen Fry & Jordan Peterson (AGAINST THE RESOLUTION), the crowd was already strongly against the resolution (36% FOR vs. 64% AGAINST). But after the debate it was overwhelming (30% FOR vs. 70% AGAINST). The shift of 6% to AGAINST made Fry & Peterson the declared winners of the debate. Ho hum, right?  It’s not like this is surprising.  Yet the identity politics juggernaut marches forward both in Canada and the USA, aided by a strong and effective ethic of political correctness, which makes open discussion of the issues more difficult than is should be.  The Trump Administration has had only the most marginal….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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