Does Pleading Insanity Work?
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Does Pleading Insanity Work?

“It’s crazy to plead insanity” says law professor Dr. Charles Ewing. The plea rarely works. And yet, some of the most famous mass murderers have attempted it. Just this month, Eddie Ray Routh, the killer of ‘American Sniper’, Chris Kyle, was deemed sane by the jury, despite his insanity plea, and convicted of murder. So […]

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SC18-291 Jennifer M. Woodward v. State of Florida
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SC18-291 Jennifer M. Woodward v. State of Florida

>>GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, JUSTICE CANADY. BENJAMIN EISENBERG ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONER, JENNIFER WOODWARD. WE’RE HERE TODAY BASED ON A DIRECT CONFLICT OF CASES REGARDING THE TRIAL COURT, WHETHER THE TRIAL COURT MUST INSURE TRANSCRIPTION OF DIRECT CRIMINAL CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS. THERE ARE REALLY TWO INQUIRIES IN THIS CASE. THE FIRST IS WHETHER OR […]

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Thinking Matters: Justice and the Constitution
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Thinking Matters: Justice and the Constitution

[MUSIC] There are three really large and really important values, liberty, equality, and security. There’s lots of different ways of understanding not merely what the value is but then how to relate the values to each other. And so the class when we teach justice and the constitution is navigating between these abstract values and […]

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Key & Peele – Confederate Reenactors
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Key & Peele – Confederate Reenactors

– MEN, AS WE LAUNCH THE COUNTERATTACK AGAINST THE UNION ARMY, WE MUST REMEMBER THAT EVEN THOUGH WE MAY DIE A GLORIOUS DEATH ON THE BATTLEFIELD, WE DO SO TO PRESERVE A WAY OF LIFE. THE SOUTHERN WAY OF LIFE. A WAY OF LIFE SO PURE AND BEAUTIFUL THAT NO MAN NOR GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE […]

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The Power of Rights

To unlock the human potential that’s in each and every single person, in all of its great diversity, that is the promise of the human rights movement. Human rights are a powerful tool for each individual to find his or her place in a more equal society. Human rights is an ethical statement initially. What […]

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Is the Death Penalty Ever Moral?

There are almost no issues where I don’t understand both sides: taxation, the size of government, abortion, socialism, capitalism. As strongly as I feel about any issue, I understand the opposition. But there is an exception: the death penalty for murder. Here, the gulf is unbridgeable between those of us who believe that some murderers […]

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