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The law and the jungle

Boundaries

If you have to walk somewhere in a part of town where there have been a rash of armed robberies, should you not carry a gun because to do so would let the thugs win by knowing they have changed your behavior? That's the convoluted reasoning some "sexual assault prevention advocates" seem seem to have adopted:

Race to judgment

Go ahead, try to rob me

Anybody out there still think the Detroit police chief was wrong to urge citizens to arm themselves?

What a Rush

Isn't the first sentence of this Associated Press story just precious?

INDIANAPOLIS - Loretta Rush was formally sworn in Monday as Indiana's first female chief justice, but her gender hardly was mentioned during the ceremony.

Which precedent?

Did the Supreme Court already settle the gay marriage issue, way back in 1972?

A whole lot of judges who are being asked to decide whether states may ban same-sex couples from marrying think the Supreme Court clearly gave them the answer last year: no.

Ferguson

.08 or .05?

British Columbia tightened its driving-while-impaired law in 2010 to make a BAC as low as .05 an offense, and they say the results have been significant:

You don't get a pass, press

From the "some of us more equal than others" school of journalism comes this Tweet by one Stefan Becket, the poltics editor at .Mic, about two reporter getting arrested at the scene of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.:

Reporters are granted a privilege by the Constitution. Like it or not, their rights being violated rise about that of an average citizen's.

4,889 and counting

Always wanted the romantic life of the outlaw? Congratulations, you may already be one!

The federal government has created more than 400 new crimes since 2008, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Dead wrong

This is the best argument against the death penalty, stemming from the one thing people on all sides of the debate should be concerned about:

CORSICANA, Tex. — For more than 20 years, the prosecutor who convicted Cameron Todd Willingham of murdering his three young daughters has insisted that the authorities made no deals to secure the testimony of the jailhouse informer who told jurors that Willingham confessed the crime to him.

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