Category Archives: Legal Analysis

Revisionist Histories and a return of Glass-Steagell

By ann summers Perhaps Donald Trump has proven that it takes a village idiot to triangulate ten garlic bulbs and take puma mountain by strategy. Or despite hip-hop musicals about Alexander Hamilton, will the eventual POTUS think about central banking as part of … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Depostion nightmare

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day. I have participated in several hundred depositions over the past 40+ years. Sometimes as a witness, and sometimes as an observer/consultant. If one stays in … Continue reading

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Bundystani Barbarism – Going Medieval, new materialism & land jumping piracy

By ann summers The prototypical crypto-fascists terrorizing Eastern Oregon in the USA represent largely symbolic, yet armed, direct actions performed with the occupation of federal land and structures in order to promote issues of anti-governmental resistance on the behalf of land-owning individuals and their … Continue reading

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Histories of commons repeat themselves as tragedy and farce

By ann summers “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Who watches the watchers) Juvenal Recently, a US rancher with unfortunate racist and fascist tendencies came to the attention of US media with unfortunate consequences but an interesting discourse path. I won’t repeat … Continue reading

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Seattle Public Schools Ban Soda But Supply 11 Year Old Girls With IUD’s

Presently in Washington State, minors may obtain or refuse birth control services at any age without the consent of a parent or guardian  but they are prohibited from purchasing soda pop in public schools.  Apparently relying on a few studies done … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Tosses Parking Citation Because Of Missing Comma — Strange News for Fans of SCOTUScare

From AP:  MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued … Continue reading

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John Oliver Digs into the “Bizarre” American Practice of Electing Judges

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver took on the subject of electing judges on Last Week Tonight on Sunday. In most states, judges are elected–not appointed–“forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep … Continue reading

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