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About mespo727272

I 'm a plaintiff's personal injury attorney with 30 years of trial experience practicing with my law school classmate in Richmond, Virginia. You can read all about me here: www.schillingandesposito.com

Antonin Scalia and the Context of Context [UPDATED]

By Mark Esposito I’ve been reading a lot of Supreme Court cases lately. No big appeal coming up or any federal research to do on any of my cases, I’m just completely  fascinated by Justice Antonin Scalia. The firebrand in … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 4

By Mark Esposito The following is the fourth installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here and the second part here and the third part here. There are 1.5 to 2.0 billion Muslims … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 3

By Mark Esposito The following is the third installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here and the second part here. The discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia in 1939 … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 2

By Mark Esposito The following is the second installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here. The clash between fundamentalism and modernity was an inevitable historical … Continue reading

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Not So Curious George Back In Court

By Mark Esposito Heeee’s Back. Put-upon, misunderstood, citizen George Zimmerman, acquitted of gunning down unarmed  Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on a rainy common area between apartments is back in court and being held in jail.  In a Sunshine State courtroom … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 1

By Mark Esposito The horrific events that played out in Paris certainly will bring fundamental change to that society. Much like our 9/11, the massacres at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher deli have mobilized the French nation to  a new awareness … Continue reading

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Long Live The Queen!

By Mark Esposito, FFS Contributor This month in 1967 a young African-American singer left Columbia Records and traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record at FAME studios. Neglected at Columbia, the frustrated singer appeared before the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and … Continue reading

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Should UNC Get The Real Death Penalty For Academic Fraud?

By Mark Esposito, FFS Contributor This coming Wednesday is a big day in the State of North Carolina. No, it’s not just the anniversary of the election of Gertrude McKee as the state’s first female state senator in 1931, but … Continue reading

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Midterm Mandate: A More Popular Obama?

By Mark Esposito Even the President joined the “Amen Chorus” from the Right. The Midterms were about change and disgust with the status quo. “I hear you,” the President said, but what exactly did he hear? Seems he heard an … Continue reading

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Grace Under Pressure: An American Christmas Message By A Man For All Seasons

By Mark Esposito Chuck Stanley has written an eloquent article about two honorable men who met in a lethal engagement and emerged with their dignity elevated. I felt the same way when I read this piece of writing from Nashville Police … Continue reading

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