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Iphigenia: Anatomy of a Murder Trial

Here are some excerpts from this 2011 Janet Malcolm book: * What they say in their opening statements is decisive, of course. If we understand that a trial is a contest between competing narratives, we can see the importance of … Continue reading

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Trump Versus The Courts

* Daniel Horowitz: Unless we heed Clarence Thomas’ warning, SCOTUS ‘travel ban’ victory is hollow * Fox News: Sessions vows ’emergency’ Supreme Court battles amid ‘outrageous’ discovery rulings by federal judges * Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ * “People just … Continue reading

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Good Idea To Lower Standards For Passing California Bar In The Name Of Diversity?

Lowering standards for passing California Bar Exam in the name of diversity …https://t.co/umYbWhAVnl Wouldn't blatant quotas be better? pic.twitter.com/89RUWgHB47 — Steve Sailer (@Steve_Sailer) August 23, 2017 Performance by race/ethnicity on major postgrad test: LSAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT, and DAT in … Continue reading

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Research: Black Judges Are Reversed On Appeal More Than White Judges

Comment: “The possibility that diversity appointments just might not be as good at reasoning and preparing opinions never even comes up.” NPR: President Obama has tried to diversify the federal judiciary by appointing more black judges. Data show black federal … Continue reading

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The Best Court Transcript Of All Time

Here. Highlights.

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