Give Me the Epstein!

Summer school is starting early in the faculty lounge. On this episode, Professors Epstein and Yoo have a full agenda: Are Minnesota prosecutors setting themselves up for a fall in the Derek Chauvin case? Should the Supreme Court have taken a case that could have allowed it to pare back qualified immunity? What should we make of Justice Gorsuch’s surprising turn in the LGBT discrimination case? Or Chief Justice Roberts siding with the court’s liberals in subjecting California churches to strict COVID protocols? Does President Trump have the power to stop John Bolton’s book from being released? And, finally, can we find eternal truths about intellectual property law in the battle between a couple of authors of wolf-themed erotica? At least one professor thinks so!

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

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    • June 17, 2020, at 8:56 AM PDT
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  2. Dr.Guido Member

    I keep telling myself that I should never say ‘This time it’s different’…but…this time it’s different. Every Leftist lever seems to have a ‘past-the-tipping-point’ influence in every organ of every society…political energy, the Academy, the MSM and the Churches. Not only here but everywhere I look. Where is there an oasis? This time it’s different and I cannot come up with reasons as to how and why one ought not despair. (Depressing memo to follow.)

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    • June 17, 2020, at 8:35 PM PDT
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  3. RufusRJones Member

    They talked about this article on local talk radio. Also, I think Keith Ellison has quite a bit of court time, but it was a long time ago. I’m pretty sure he was a prosecutor.

     

     

     

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    • June 20, 2020, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  4. RufusRJones Member

    Paul Sperry reported a pretty dependable rumor that the body cam evidence is not good for the prosecution.

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    • June 20, 2020, at 8:08 AM PDT
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  5. Kevin Member

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Paul Sperry reported a pretty dependable rumor that the body cam evidence is not good for the prosecution.

    If it were good we would have already seen it.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 7:04 AM PDT
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  6. RufusRJones Member

    Kevin (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Paul Sperry reported a pretty dependable rumor that the body cam evidence is not good for the prosecution.

    If it were good we would have already seen it.

    There are some transcripts now and they support the defense, clearly.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 7:12 AM PDT
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  7. Kevin Member

    At this point it should be obvious the federalist society has failed. Roberts is a disaster, a small mind who supports Obamas over reach and condemns Trumps because of pettiness. Gorsuch is an enemy of the peoples freedoms and morals.

    The right should simply stop trying to find great intellectuals – they cannot be counted on. Just choose partisans. I don’t even care if they are judges or “great minds”. We appoint the majority of justices and have relatively little to show for it. Gay marriage was shoved down the peoples throats against their will, ridiculous rules for Republican executive orders but not democrats, and now civil rights for homosexuals via the court. No more super smart judges, they only run about 1/3 being useful.

    Nope – just hard core partisans. I don’t care if they understand the law. Ginsberg is barely self aware and still gets opinions out. I just want to be like the democrats – confident that when we appoint a justice they will represent the president and the people who elected them. The current Federalist driven idea system has completely failed. The courts will announce new rights to health care soon enough. Their recommendations for justices suck.

    Speaking of which, if we had to write the constitution now we would be aware that we need much stronger limits on the authority of the courts. Maybe elected judges is the only way. At least they represent the people instead of just the sentiments of Harvard and Yale. 

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    • July 15, 2020, at 7:16 AM PDT
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