Category Archives: Law

Interview with Bret Binder

I had a chance last week to interview Bret Binder, an East Bradford attorney who is running for the position of Magisterial District Judge in West Bradford, East Bradford, and West Chester wards 3, 6, and 7. Why are you … Continue reading

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Supreme Court by attrition?

I had to look this up right away: the Texas ranch where the late Justice Scalia died after quail hunting is not the same Texas ranch where former Vice President Dick Cheney shot a lawyer while quail hunting almost exactly … Continue reading

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Referendums and democracy, Greece and West Chester

Democracy – politics – oligarchy – … We wouldn’t have those words without the Greeks of over 2000 years ago. The Greeks have been at this governing business for a long time, though the rest of Europe now wants to … Continue reading

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Two thoughts from Sinclair and Hightower

Upton Sinclair said in 1935: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Do we need to know more to see why, in the age of Citizens United, the … Continue reading

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Interview with Chris Pielli, candidate for District Justice

Why are you running for DJ in the West Goshen / Westtown / Thornbury district? I chose to run for this position because I believe full-time tax payers deserve a full-time judge. I believe that we don’t have to settle … Continue reading

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Iron Jawed Angels, the women’s suffrage movement, and social change

Yesterday evening I was among 50+ people who saw the 2004 movie Iron Jawed Angels at West Chester University. I think even someone who (though everyone should) didn’t care much about the issue–women’s right to vote, and justice in a … Continue reading

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