Category Archives: Law

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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