Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

“Although Napoleon liked and admired some individual lawyers, he utterly detested them en masse…”

April 18, 2017

Roberts, Andrew. Napoleon: A Life (p. 102). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

“I was sitting at the defense table…when I suddenly hear this scream…I look over and my client has opposing counsel by the throat.”

April 17, 2017

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/james_brosnahan

Excerpt:

Brosnahan was defending a man in a civil tax recuperation case in federal court.

“I was sitting at the defense table, making notes for my closing argument, when I suddenly hear this scream,” says Brosnahan. “I look over and my client has opposing counsel by the throat.”

Brosnahan rushed over to pull his client off the lawyer. The federal judge hit the panic button under the bench, causing U.S. marshals to storm into the courtroom, weap­ons drawn.

“The defendant is trying to kill the tax attorney,” the judge yelled out.

The marshal paused, holstered his gun and, in a calm voice, responded, “Judge, that’s only a misdemeanor.”

“We won the case, but my client still went to jail for six months for attacking the tax attorney,” says Brosnahan.

“And thus there seems a reason in all things, even in law.”

March 28, 2017

Melville, Herman. Moby Dick: Complete and Unabridged (Illustrated with Included Audiobook) (Kindle Location 6055). Titan Read. Kindle Edition.

A gem from listening to Moby Dick during my workout this morning.

“[Natural law’s objective goods:] knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, play, friendship, practical reasonableness, religion and [life].”

March 24, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21719504-medieval-theology-could-influence-court-21st-century-neil-gorsuchs-conservatism

Excerpt:

Tapping into a tradition that reaches back to Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle, natural law says that some things are objectively good in themselves and should therefore serve as lodestars for individuals and societies. John Finnis, Mr Gorsuch’s dissertation adviser at Oxford and one of the world’s foremost natural-law theorists, lists these goods as knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, play, friendship, practical reasonableness, religion and—most notably—life.

“A Lithuanian Phisher Tricked Two Big US Tech Companies Into Wiring Him $100 Million”

March 23, 2017

https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/03/22/2038204/a-lithuanian-phisher-tricked-two-big-us-tech-companies-into-wiring-him-100-million