Category: The Law

A Gradual Re-Entry Prison Reform

Let me ask you a question. Do you think anybody who is in their right mind could disagree with the following: For the transition from prison to life outside to be successful, it needs to be gradual. If someone needed…

Put Obama on the SCOTUS

Putting President Obama on the Supreme Court is sort of a no-brainer, and I expect Hillary Clinton to seriously consider it if a slot opens up while she’s serving as president. Obviously, I am making a lot of assumptions here,…

Race and Religion and the Death Penalty

Sometimes it is almost embarrassing to ask questions: While 59 percent of white Catholics favored the death penalty, only 37 percent of Hispanic Catholics felt the same. Race appears to be a better predictor of one’s beliefs about capital punishment…

A Political SCOTUS

Since I used to be a county organizer for ACORN/Project Vote, I have first-hand experience with the challenges people in our inner cities have providing the documentation they need to get hired for a simple job like going out on…

The Net Neutrality “Victory”

It’s not that I don’t think Net Neutrality is important. It’s just that I can’t be energized by every issue under the Sun. Discussing broadband throttling rates is less interesting to me than discussing macram√©. So, I can’t take even…

Libertarians Prefer Clarence Thomas

In the January/February issue of the Washington Monthly, attorney Michael O’Donnell has a piece on the differences between judicial conservatives and libertarians. It’s part of a review of two new books on the Supreme Court: Overruled: The Long War for…