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Thought For the Day: If Violent Crime Is To Be Curbed… the Felon…Must Be Taught To Fear His Victim

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First Principles: One Single Object…[Will Merit] the Endless Gratitude of the Society: That of Restraining the Judge From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson (1825)

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First Principles: To Judge From the History of Mankind, We Shall Be Compelled To Conclude That the Fiery and Destructive Passions of War Reign In the Human Breast

“To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace.”– Alexander … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 2: Scattered From A Hillside

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 2: Scattered From A Hillsideby Michael DoyleTwo papers and a PowerPoint in a dayMakes me wonder about coming unraveledAs I go back to college again to find my wayPerhaps this can serve as my road less travelledA friend … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Man Is Allowed To Be A Judge In His Own Cause, Because His Interest Would Certainly Bias His Judgment, and, Not Improbably, Corrupt His Integrity

“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” – James Madison (1787)

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Thought For the Day: It Is the Job of A Judge To Resist Her Policy Preferences. It Would Be A Dereliction of Duty For Her To Give Into Them

“It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences. In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for her to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her … Continue reading

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First Principles: One Single Object…Will Merit the Endless Gratitude of Society: That of Restraining the Judges From Usurping Legislation

“One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson (1825)

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Reality Check

To listen to the DNC the last 2 nights and a portion of today, you would think they could do no evil and that President Trump can do no right. If perhaps you don’t fact check what they say and … Continue reading

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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Opinion Giving Judges the Right To Decide Constitutionality For All Three Branches Makes the Judiciary A Despotic Branch

“The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make … Continue reading

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