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For The Purposes Of Criminal Law

This morning I found it interesting that a Supreme Court case was decided that stated that for the purposes of criminal law, eastern Oklahoma was counted as reservation territory because although the state of Oklahoma (and the United States) violated … Continue reading

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Laogai Planet

Recently, China passed a law that appears to claim some sort of extraterritoriality in enforcing its laws against anyone who is viewed as a critic.  It has not been enough for China, apparently, to oppress its own people, especially its … Continue reading

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But Is It Righteous Blood?

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed that a particular blog entry of mine from early in my writing has been very popular, that relating to the scripture in the law that refers to righteous blood calling out to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law Of Piracy

The Law Of Piracy, by Alfred P. Rubin The law of piracy is a strange thing.  This book makes a case, albeit in a very dry and legalistic way, that piracy itself has had a difficult time being defined in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biblical Principles & Business

Biblical Principles & Business:  The Foundations, edited by Richard C. Chewning This book is a deeply interesting one that seeks to discuss different perspectives about the applicability of biblical law and thinking to the affairs and business of this world.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Called By Stories

Called By Stories:  Biblical Sagas And Their Challenge For Law, by Milner S. Ball This book is evidence of the way that we get out of the Bible frequently what we bring to it in terms of our assumptions and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Controversies In Policing

Controversies In Policing, edited by Quint C. Thurman and Andrew Giacomazzi This book is the example of someone trying to toss a loaded grenade into a conversation and finding that it bounces back on themselves.  The authors here are under … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zero Tolerance Policing

Zero Tolerance Policing, by Maurice Punch The problem with this book is that the author is not fond enough of zero tolerance policing to give it a fair hearing.  In fact, it appears to be that a consistent problem with … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed The Dialectic

On December 4, 2014, a man named Eric Garner was put into a chokehold by an NYPD officer, and his dying gasps saying that he couldn’t breathe were videotaped by a bystander and provoked a great deal of unrest related … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer

Abraham Lincoln:  Prairie Lawyer, by John J. Duff Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer is one of those strange areas of history that many historians tangle with at one point or another.  This author has high views of Lincoln as … Continue reading

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