Viewpoint Discrimination at Public and Private Universities: An Attack on the First Amendment?
Free speech. It is a fundamental right. It is the right to express your opinion, engage in debate and advocate for your rights. It is the first amendment to our Constitution and it is under attack in the most unlikely of places—public and private universities across the country. Implicit in the right to free speech...Read Article
The Second Amendment: What Is It?
Firearms Restriction Advocate: How many more children must die before reasonable gun restrictions are put in to place? Firearms Advocate: Denying our fundamental, constitutional right to own firearms will not decrease the murder rate. This is a mental-health problem not a gun-ownership problem. Firearms Restrictions Advocate: The Second Amendment may give you a right to...Read Article
Second Amendment Right to Self Defense and the Right to Form a Militia
Difficult as it might be procedurally to repeal the Second Amendment, as retired Justice John Paul Stevens recently suggested, the real hurdle is the natural human drive to survive.Read Article
In prior accounts of cases from the Bray Courts Building, Judge Carlton confronted horrendous crimes. Now he finds a virtue long absent in the criminal court system. “I hope you burn in hell!” were often the bitter words Judge Raymond Carlton heard from victims’ families in Department 47, at sentencing hearings in murder trials. Anger...Read Article
In the Wake of Humphrey
Marsy’s Law On November 30, 1983, the small community of Point Dume (Malibu) was devastated by the murder of 21-year-old Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas. Marsy was a student at UC Santa Barbara who planned to become a teacher. The murderer was her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend, Kerry Conley. One week after her murder, her mother entered a grocery...Read Article
The Humphrey Decision: Justice or Pandora's Box
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The California Constitution can give people more rights but not less rights than the U.S. Constitution On April 28, 2016, Keith Green, an aspiring chef and father of two young girls, disappeared. Just prior to his disappearance, Green met...Read Article