Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ed let me know that there is a hearing on June 14th, on the first appeal, now that the filings and responses are filed.
has[had, case dismissed!] a hearing this Friday, for contempt, because he didn't wear a suit during the second trial.
Yes, the courts are that broken, in Santa Cruz.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
AMY GOODMAN: Are you concerned about the police crackdown on the Occupy movement, a level of militarization of the police in this country that we have rarely seen before?
ROBERT REICH: Yeah, and it’s ironic that, under the First Amendment, we now have a Supreme Court that says corporations are people and money is speech, and yet when the people really do mobilize under their First Amendment rights to free assembly, the police, in city after city, crack down and don’t allow the people to be heard. I mean, if corporations are people and if money is speech, then it becomes even more critical that we expand and enrich the definition of First Amendment—of the First Amendment to allow people to express themselves.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Locally, the terms public pretender and dump truck are popular.
The misdemeanor machine has inspired a slew of epithets: “meet ‘em and plead ‘em lawyering,” “assembly line justice,” “cattle herding,” and “McJustice.” They reflect the reality that once people charged with misdemeanors get to court, they are pressured by judges, prosecutors, and their own lawyers into pleading guilty, often without knowledge of their rights or the nature of the charges against them.