As a representative of clients, a lawyer performs various functions. As negotiator, a lawyer seeks a result advantageous to the client but consistent with requirements of honest dealings with others. In addition to these representational functions, a lawyer may serve as a third-party neutral, a nonrepresentational role helping the parties to resolve a dispute or other matter.
Law Enforcement for Rent. This paper details an extensive and elaborate campaign using elective law enforcement offices, in coordination with major donors and activist pressure groups, to attain a policy agenda that failed through the democratic process. The plan is revealed in emails and other public records obtained during two and a half years of requests under state open records laws.
Most are being released now for the first time.
Many were obtained only by court order in the face of a determined and coordinated resistance that one deputy attorney general foresaw, expressing early concerns over "an affirmative obligation to always litigate" requests looking into the effort. The paper details how donor-financed governance has expanded into dangerous and likely unconstitutional territory: The plan traces back to when activists agreed to seek "a single sympathetic attorney general" to assist their cause.
Credibility Is the Currency: How to Defeat Propaganda. The government does a lot of messaging aimed at setting the record straight. Though it does little to align its messaging effectively across these agencies, and could do better, that is not the key problem. The problem is trust.
False messages from politicians are a well-known feature of politics, whether they come from Twitter or from the media and public policy "echo chambers" or they were set up by the previous administration. Ted Stevens underpaid for renovations on his cabin in a scheme to accept a non-cash bribe from a foreman for his contractor named Rocky Williams.
Both the prosecution and the defense had Williams under subpoena. This would not do. So the prosecution filed an affidavit before Judge Emmet Sullivan claiming that the witness would be too sick to testify. Instead of campaigning for his re-election in Alaska, then, Stevens defended himself in a rigged felony trial in Washington D.
Today, the "law" is a weapon wielded by the establishment to cement its grip on its power and position.
The FBI is disputing a claim that an FBI analyst told Congress that the bureau uses information leaked to the press to obtain surveillance warrants against American citizens.
The notion that people should be free to pursue their own lives, with only minimal interference and subsidy from the government, is never on the table.
A "political trial" is any trial in which the prosecution is unusually severe because the defendant participates in the political process, or because the defendant has a friend, associate or family member who participates in the political process.
The extra severity may be that the person is prosecuted at all, or prosecuted under an unusual or newly created theory.
It may be that the defendant is pursued by especially aggressive prosecutorial attack squads or is threatened with a far greater punishment than for the same crime without a political link. No Sympathy for Elected Devils. The congressman and his wife will have their day in court. But right now, the indictment seems like a sterling example of why members of Congress need to be subjected to such relentless scrutiny and constant skepticism.
Library Director Teresa Elberson said the fraternity approached the library about the program. After a lengthy discussion, library officials decided to move forward.Gun Rights and Reconstruction: Charles Lane, author of The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, writes in today's Washington Post about the import of Reconstruction for understanding the extent to which the Constitution protects gun ownership..
During oral arguments on Tuesday, the justices . All of the great Supreme Court justices were visionaries.
But John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black and Joseph Story possessed extraordinary insights that allowed them to transcend their times and articulate a far-reaching view of our laws. Trump nominates Kavanaugh, a conservative rising star, to replace Anthony Kennedy on supreme court.
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supreme court of the united states. sorrell, attorney general of vermont, et al. monstermanfilm.com health inc. et al. The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.
If you set terms for Supreme Court Justices then they will not be an unbiased separate entity. Add elections to Supreme Court Justices and they will start making decisions that please the voters that would re-elect them.