Fault Lines
20 September 2017
  • Dylann Roof and the Laws of Physics

    by - Aug 3, 2015
    (Comments: 2)
    Aug. 3, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — In Sweden, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö had a character say in one of their Martin Beck police procedurals, “all things are either required or forbidden.” Regardless of the accuracy of the underlying...
  • You Might Remember That Night If You Were Committing Rape

    by - Jul 30, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    July 30, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — tatutes of limitations, which provide predictable, legislatively enacted limits on prosecutorial delay, provide the primary guarantee against bringing overly stale criminal charges. United States v. Lovasco The problem with “overly stale...
  • Punish For The Crime they Commit, Not The Hate in Their Hearts

    by - Jul 27, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    July 27, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — It’s not just a power play, says fellow Fault Liner Cristian Farias. It was righteous. I mean, there’s this federal hate crimes law. And Dylann Roof obviously committed a hate...
  • Doing Unto Others, By God (and Victims)

    by - Jul 23, 2015
    (Comments: 2)
    July 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Danny Gears was convicted of burglary. He’d stolen some jewelry, taken it from a woman’s bedroom. At his sentencing, the judge read a victim impact letter the woman had written....
  • Judge Kozinski And The Mystery of F.W. Murnau’s Head

    by - Jul 19, 2015
    (Comments: 8)
    July 20, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Sometimes, three things that have nothing to do with one another can have a lot in common, if you squint and tilt your head a bit. 1. It wasn’t an...