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More Mimesis Posts

I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for the system to be fair in his case. Science makes people skeptical of crappy evidence, and for some reason that’s a problem. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Irritating woman breaks law to whine to person who upset her by breaking the same law. To reveal or not to reveal? And today’s: Judge who said she’d be tough on crime does exactly the sort of awful stuff you’d expect. … Read entire article »

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Victimless Non-Violent Federal Drug Crimes

I enjoy reading Richard Kopf‘s blog, Hercules and the Umpire. He’s a federal trial judge in Nebraska who mixes self-effacing honesty with humor and the sort of intellect and consistency that tend to be present in the best judges I’ve encountered. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a man with a lot of power, but it’s also at times a disturbing glimpse into the world of someone who can make the things he believes have real impacts on the real people who appear in front of him no matter how wrong he might be. A post of his from last month asked, “Are drug crimes ‘victimless’?” He previously wrote more about his views in another post entitled “No more bullshit: In the federal courts, there is … Read entire article »

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