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Post date: Posted on: February 3, 2015

39. No freeman shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.

Tags: Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History
Post date: Posted on: October 7, 2014

At his blog, Steven Landsburg offers "A Little Perspective" on economic history, recessions, depr

Tags: Law & Economics, Legal History
Post date: Posted on: October 1, 2014

With Halloween approaching at the end of the month, we offer the following:

Tags: Courts, Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal History
Post date: Posted on: September 3, 2014

In the New York Times, Adam Liptak has a piece on the trend of Supreme Court opinions accepting and restating facts appearing in amicus briefing, some of which facts are later revealed to be erroneous or based on questionable studies: "Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them."  This is a phenomenon that was heavily criticized by Justice Scalia in his dissent in Sykes v. United States, No. 09-11311 (2011):

Tags: Appeals, Courts, Evidence, Legal History, Legal Industry, Legal Theory, Legislation