All posts tagged: criminal law

Blind Justice

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Repairing the System

Social Science tell us that situational pressures, more than personal  ethics, drive our decisions. Remember  the volunteers in a Yale study who willingly “tortured” people when directed to do so by authority figures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment It seems that almost every day we read of some  corporate rip-off of unsuspecting  consumers.  If we have any hope of controlling these fraudulent practices  our laws must put  in place incentives  for corporations to encourage ethical  behavior and prevent illegal […]

Go Directly to Jail!

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Repairing the System

When I was a young lawyer, I once met a well-known architect whose buildings I admired. I told him so. He replied, “I only design buildings; you lawyers are the architects of society.”Perhaps the phrase “architects of society” is a little much, but it is true that lawyers have a good deal of power to shape society. Certainly we are the architects of the legal system, and I think we should face up to the […]