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Fault Lines Friday Fail

March 10, 2017 (Fault Lines) — Welcome one and all to that most wonderful time of the week, the (almost) weekend, and the latest edition of the Fault Lines Friday Fail, now hosted at our shiny new home! It may have been a chaotic week in the criminal justice system, but all our contributors worked tirelessly to bring you the best legal analysis the web has to offer. Now it’s time for us to step back, and you, our valued readers, to have your say.

The Fault Lines Friday Fail is our reader-selected “prize” to the week’s most monumental failure of the criminal justice system, as brought to you by our Fault Lines contributors. Last week’s “winner” was Corizon, the medical provider who lethally neglected Nicholas Glisson. Check out this week’s top 5 fails and pick your favorite.

1. The Supreme Court punted on sentencing guidelines.

2. A New York Times “legal correspondent” makes people stupider on the law.

3. Your former pizza delivery person can sexually assault you at airports. Legally.

4. Slavery still exists in Colorado, and the slaves are immigration detainees.

5. Texas cops manufactured traffic stops to meet quotas.

Remember, dear reader, the First (and only) Friday Fail Rule: You can’t vote if you didn’t read the post. And while it’s not a rule, if you would be so kind as to leave a comment explaining why your fail was the biggest of them all, it would be greatly appreciated. We’re in a new building! We’re giving you the chance to speak! Vote it up and comment!

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Wait! Don’t leave yet! Did we leave something out of this week’s installment that should have been included? If so, do us a kindness and let us know in the comments. We won’t call a bias response team over any alleged microaggressions if you do. And if you see something in the coming week that is a failure worthy of inclusion in next week’s installment, let us know on Twitter at @faultXlines with the hashtag #FridayFail so we can check it out.

We look forward to hearing from you. And have fun.

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  • SCG
    10 March 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Tough choices, I went with the TSA since there is no evidence that groping passengers will have the slightest effect on safety.

  • jdgalt
    10 March 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    The “vote” button and “View Results” link have no visible effect when clicked.

    • David Meyer Lindenberg
      10 March 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks. We’ll look into it.

  • Mario Machado
    10 March 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I’m going with Sam’s TSA post. The amount of abuse meted out by these bums, when considered in the aggregate over time, is sickening.

  • Chris Seaton
    12 March 2017 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Two days later and it seems nobody likes the TSA.

  • JAV
    12 March 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    My incredibly late vote is for the ICE detainees. It’s seems like once someone is being held by the gov’t for any reason, we’re allowed to not treat them like people anyone.

    Just one more piece of evidence for the pile.

  • David Meyer Lindenberg
    12 March 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Went with the TSA. I am only a man.