What should happen if someone threatens to kill you on social media? Are they protected by the First Amendment right guaranteeing the right to freedom of speech, or are they breaking the law? We will soon know now the answer after the Supreme Court rules on a case that may have far reaching ramifications well beyond the single case they are hearing.
When does corporal punishment cross the line into child abuse? This is a question that will garner a different answer from a broad swath of people and one that is not easy to come by. Some people, especially those from an earlier generation, tend to strongly believe in the right to discipline their child in a way they see fit.
The recent release of photos purportedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and a number of other celebrities naked is a serious breach of privacy that should upset anyone who believes in the ideal that everyone, even celebrities, have an inalienable right to privacy. This right is not something that is given away whenever an individual achieves stardom and it must be protected.
Pam Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, recently requested that the execution of an inmate scheduled to be put to death on September 10th be postponed because a fundraiser to launch her reelection bid was being held that same evening. Governor Scott has been a firm proponent of speeding up executions by minimizing the appeals process, but did not question why his Attorney General requested the delay and proceeded to grant a stay of one month.
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|Tue Oct 13, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
Last week, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma admitted that her state had misled the United States Supreme Court.
In a brief statement issued hours before the scheduled...
|Wed Apr 15, 2015 | newyorker.com|
At the end of this month, the Supreme Court will reckon with execution by lethal injection in Glossip v. Gross, the case of Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging...
|Sat Mar 21, 2015 | economist.com|
IN 1996 the state of Utah put John Albert Taylor, a man who had raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl, to death by firing squad. Chris Zimmerman, a retired police officer...
|Tue Nov 11, 2014 | newyorker.com|
On an April night in 1997, when Shonelle Jackson was eighteen, he went out to a local club in Montgomery, Alabama. As he and several friends watched a d.j. perform, a young...
“We need to make the death penalty a real deterrent again by actually carrying it out. Every appeal that can be made should have to be made at one time, not in a serial manner. If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapists, and kidnappers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings, which would be more of a deterrent to others, as well.”
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