Friday, April 29, 2005

Injustice Anywhere - New Texas PD Blog

A Texas Public Defender is publishing a new blog - Injustice Anywhere - that looks promising. Check it out. We have added a link to the sidebar. LV: Ken Lammers' CrimLaw.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

New Look

If you are wondering why I changed the template for Macondo Law (again) the only reason was that I wanted a white background to write on, which I think makes it easier to read. If your blog was listed here and now it is not, drop me an e-mail, since I lost some of my links in transition.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Professor Berman on "The Human Face of Retroactivity"

I invite you to read Professor Berman post on The Human Face of Retroactivity at Sentencing Law and Policy. In particular, read the letter from an inmate which is attached at the end of the post. Quite a moving reminder that there are thousands of lives adversely affected by the Courts' reluctance to apply Booker retroactively.

One can't help but wonder at the sense of having been forgotten that these persons imprisoned under sentences that under Booker are illegal must feel. Read that letter.

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Today the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has launched TrialPrep - another PRACDL blog.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Today's Version of a Beautiful Mind?

Not wanting to be outdone by a manure stealing Harvard Prof, a student working toward a doctorate in math at Princeton, was arrested for two counts each of recklessly endangering another person and tampering with a food product, one count of theft and one of harassment.

So what did the student actually do? According to a university spokesperson, the student admitted to campus security he cut women's hair and poured semen and urine into women's drinks when they were not looking. It is believed this has been going on since 2002 until his arrest in March of this year!

See AP report here. Attempts to reach the student have been --understandably-- unsuccessful. Since his arrest, he has been in a mental health ward of a hospital in Trenton.

I always knew that math --beyond the basics-- could really screw you up! Just think of it. A graduate student working on his doctorate in math and goes around campus cutting off girls' hairlocks and pours semen and/or urine into their drinks! I'm sure the Harvard Economics Prof feels at least he's got a half decent explanation: Why should anyone pay for shit?!

Economics 101: Guns and Manure or Manure and Butter?

Give me a break! The Associated Press reports here on a Harvard Economics Professor accused of stealing manure. Is he a candidate for one of those shaming sentences? Perhaps he'll be made to walk around with a sandwich board that has written on it "I'm a thief. I steal shit!"

The Pope and the President on the Culture of Life: Two Very Different Visions

The New York Times has an op-ed by Nicholas D. Kristof titled The Pope and Hypocrisy. It is an excellent op-ed about the talk of the "culture of life" and the inaction of our government as regards the barbarities taking place in Darfur.