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  • “Iowa Troopers Steal $100,000 in Poker Winnings From Two Players Driving Through”

    “Iowa Troopers Steal $100,000 in Poker Winnings From Two Players Driving Through” by Walter Olson on October 3, 2014 Jacob Sullum traces how a gambling jackpot magically became a forfeiture jackpot (also from him, a history of how forfeiture law got so bad). The Washington Post followed up last month on its multi-part, front-page exposure of forfeiture law (Tim Lynch and S ...

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  • A 19th Century Coffin revolutionized 20th Century Forensic Science

    A 19th Century Coffin revolutionized 20th Century Forensic Science is a guest blog post by Dolly Stolze. Dolly is a writer and has a Masters in Forensic Anthropology from California State University, Los Angeles. Though her first love is Forensic Anthropology, she also enjoys writing about macabre history and the weird things that happen to human remains. You can follow Dolly on Twitter.

    4 readers - Alice De Sturler/ Defrosting Cold Cases
    • Adoption: Should There Be A Lemon Law?

      "A Long Island couple has asked a judge to vacate the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer from serious mental disorders and are now living in state institutions." - Tina Traster, New York Post, October 26, 2014. Here is that article. Both in adoptions from foreign nations and those transacted domestically, we hear too many horror stories.
      6 readers - Jane Genova/ Law And More
    • The Return Of The Fortune Cookie

      How long must a disbarred attorney wait for reinstatement? Sixteen years was the period of banishment for an attorney reinstated yesterday by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney had been disbarred in 1998 as a result of a criminal fraud scheme described by the New York Times Since 1990, Mitchell Rachlin has collected more than ...
      3 readers - Legal Profession Blog
    • Politics roundup

      Weekly Standard runs my parody song about the local governor’s race, “Show Me the Way to Frederickstown, or, Lost in Maryland“; Also on Maryland governor’s race: it’s not every day a GOP challenger blames a Democratic incumbent for issuing too few pardons [Radley Balko; more on clemency] Harry Reid forces are latest to demagogue Stand Your Ground laws and role of American Legislative Exch.
      Walter Olson/ Overlawyered

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    • Adoption: Should There Be A Lemon Law?

      … "A Long Island couple has asked a judge to vacate the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer from serious mental disorders and are now living in state institutions." - Tina Traster, New York Post, October 26, 2014. Here is that article. Both in adoptions from foreign nations and those transacted domestically, we hear too many horror…

      6 readers - Jane Genova/ Law And More
    • The Return Of The Fortune Cookie

      … How long must a disbarred attorney wait for reinstatement? Sixteen years was the period of banishment for an attorney reinstated yesterday by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney had been disbarred in 1998 as a result of a criminal fraud scheme described by the New York Times Since 1990, Mitchell…

      3 readers - Legal Profession Blog
    • 1999 E-Mail Urged Clinton To Invoke Talmudic Law As Lewinsky Defense

      … of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The e-mail that originated with a Long Island woman, who sent on an analysis of Talmudic law developed by Dartmouth Jewish Studies professor Susannah Heschel, read in part: According to classical Jewish law, President Clinton did not commit adultery; adultery is defined as a married man having intercourse with a married woman, and Monica Lewinsky is single, …

      5 readers - Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause
    • All the suntain lotion in the world…

      … in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. It is truly a marvel of arrogance. Imagine being so utterly uninterested in anything besides how you’d like your box of Erector Set pieces to look like at the award ceremony that you design a massive building, meant for human habitation, that is actually a gigantic greenhouse that grabs scorching-hot sunbeams from one…

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