FBI faked an entire field of forensic science.

Yet another way that money turns everything, including criminal justice, on its head. I wonder how long this has been public knowledge…How many other areas of law are impacted by this revelation? Apparently, Daubert is not enough to stem the tide of corruption and deception in expert testimony. “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that … Continue reading FBI faked an entire field of forensic science.

Virginia state agency cancels Jerusalem trip citing Israeli discrimination

The state agency that regulates the legal profession in Virginia has canceled a planned seminar in Jerusalem following objections over Israel’s discrimination against Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim ancestry. Finally, some tangible impact. Speaking truth to power is not easy. But it's essential, if we ever hope to change this twisted world in which … Continue reading Virginia state agency cancels Jerusalem trip citing Israeli discrimination

Quebec judge refused to hear single mother’s case because of hijab

It's hard to believe that Canada's freedom of religion laws are not at least as robust as the United States. Therefore, it's even harder to understand why a person who is charged with maintaining at least the appearance of impartiality should make such a patently absurd ruling, depriving a litigant of her day in court … Continue reading Quebec judge refused to hear single mother’s case because of hijab

The Super Lawyer you never hear about

Clive Stafford Smith is the founder and Director of Reprieve. Clive oversees Reprieve’s casework programme, as well as the direct representation of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay and on death row as a Louisiana licensed attorney at law. After graduating from Columbia Law School in New York, Clive spent nine years as a lawyer with the … Continue reading The Super Lawyer you never hear about

Gas prices up, contract attorney fees down

These days, it's a familiar theme. The cost of living keeps rising - while take home earnings go down. Today I noticed gas prices at the pump rose 10 cents per gallon, overnight in South Jersey. They had risen 6 cents per gallon from the night before, for a total of 16 cents in less … Continue reading Gas prices up, contract attorney fees down