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Criminal Law


A Terrible Solution to a Failed Criminal Justice System

File this under “Terrible Idea”. (As opposed to this “Great Idea”: An Interesting Alternative to Prison) Over the weekend, the front page of the NY Times ran an article about criminal registries. A few states and local districts are considering online registries for criminals similar to the online sex offender registry. The offenses being considered as grounds for registration range from arson to animal abuse. The…

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27 Years Is A Harsh Sentence But Not The Only Harsh Sentence

Cross-posted to DovBear: Harsher Sentences Are Not The Answer This is what the shoe feels like when it’s on the other foot. For decades, right-wing / republican / conservative / Judeo-Christian Valuists have talked a big game when it comes to fighting crime. Running on “Law and Order” platforms and promising harsh sentences for criminals was a sure way to gain support. On the other…

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(what "publishing" meant before the internet)

I’ve Been Published! My Article On Felony Murder Is Online

(what "publishing" meant before the internet) There is a very ambitious fellow in our class at Law School. His name is Paymon Khatibi. One day Paymon decided that our class should start an independent journal of law related articles. We would write student notes just like the official Law Reviews and publish them online in a digital journal. Sounds easy, right? Well it took a…

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Murder In Jewish Law and United States Law

Yesterday we began learning about Homicide in our Criminal Law class at Loyola Law School. Our Criminal Law professor is world famous Laurie Levenson (she is in the news very often). She is an incredible teacher and a very successful practitioner. Studying Criminal Law in her class is a privilege. (Plus, she brings baked goodies for the class and sometimes stops at Schwartz’s Bakery to…

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