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Aurora: Defending Evil or the Insane?

The weekend that the The Dark Knight Rises opened I sat in the Norwalk Imax theater with my family, hours after the senseless massacre in Aurora, Colorado. The air conditioning had failed, lending to

Penn State and Respondeat Superior

Former FBI director Louis Freeh released a 267 page report detailing the institutional responsibility of Penn State (PSU) and its senior administrators. In it his team criticized the Univeristy for

Trashing the Chief Justice: ObamaCare fall out

Since the historic decision approving the meat of President Obama’s healthcare law Chief Justice Roberts has been castigated by the conservative fringe in the blogosphere. I was intrigued by the

ObamaCare Triumphs!

This week’s historic ruling by the United States Supreme Court, upholding the constitutionality of the meat of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a little known ironic footnote. The hallmark of

Arizona Immigration Restrictions Pre-empted

In 2010 the state of Arizona attempted to seek an answer to the perceived problem of illegal aliens crossing its borders. The state, frustrated by the failure of the federal government to control

Playing for the Fumbles: Defending Sandusky

As the Jerry Sandusky trial moves through more days of sordid testimony from an array of claimed victims, the question lingers: what does Sandusky have to gain from this trial? The weight of

Sandusky Venue Choice: Hoping for the Right Jurors in Happy Valley

Jury selection was completed this week in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator charged with 52 counts of sexual assault of minors. Sandusky has denied guilt and has

Gideon’s Trumpet and the Right to Counsel

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, Gideon v. Wainwright. On January 8, 1962 Clarence Earl Gideon filed a handwritten petition with the