“Let the punishment fit the crime” is a concept of jurisprudence that goes back to biblical times. With the noted exception of Justice Atonin Scalia, most legal scholars argue that the concept is covered by the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution: “federal and state criminal laws can’t allow excessive bail or fines, or “cruel […]Read more "Crime and Punishment In America’s Police State"
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I am not always as thorough in scanning the news sources of the Web as I think I am. Or, maybe we have been bombarded with so much bad news since 2007/2008 that we’ve become mind-numbed and many events just don’t register any more. Or, maybe our government and their […]Read more "Under the Radar News or A Case of Ho-hum?"