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Peter Tillers
Worked at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
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There is little debate among scholars that the events of 1915 constitute genocide. Politicians skirt the term for other reasons.
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People in the West tend to have a monolithic view of Iran. But there's a lot more to the country than the mullah-led theocracy, and it often gets ignored. And national pride is alive and well.
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Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
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President Obama's campaign promise – to refer to Armenian genocide – remains unfulfilled on the 100th anniversary of the start of the killings. US-Turkey relations hold sway, but the president also suggested his true feelings.
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This story  (see below) about the Clintons and money, though a new story, should not really be surprising. With the notable exception of Jimmy Carter, in recent decades former (and now prospective!) Presidents have increasingly been using their  turns in the Executive Suite to increase their personal income and wealth. What is notable about the Clintons is, first, the sheer magnitude of their lust for lucre; and, second, their emphasis on their apparent use of their charitable foundation to promote their private financial purposes (and HC's political purposes) as well as laudable charitable ends.

 NYTimes, April 23, 2015:

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.
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An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State's takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating.
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Kant did say - roughly; I speak from memory - it would be better for the world to perish than to criminally punish one innocent person (for the sake of the welfare of the community}. If Kant meant what he said, he should have disapproved of any proof requirements short of certainty. (But it is possible that Kant viewed all absolutist - categorical - requirements as fictions that persons are required to believe if they are to have a rational faith in their autonomy and a rational belief in their status as moral creatures.)
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Guenter Grass (who died recently) and Uwe Johnson visited Yale University in the early 1960s (1962? spring 1963?}. I was one of a small group of students who had lunch with them. Johnson was very polite; he answered all of our questions, even the silliest ones. Grass spent his time eating, declining to answer questions, and flirting with a pretty female student at the (outdoor) luncheon.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world/europe/gunter-grass-german-novelist-dies-at-87.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
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If Immanuel Kant had had anything to say about the law of (but he didn't), Justice Roberts , if he had a more inquisitive mind, might have learned something useful about the law of evidence in the U.S.
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  • Yale College
    A.B.; History, the Arts & Letters, 1961 - 1966
  • Harvard Law School
    J.D., 1966 - 1969
  • Harvard Law School
    LL.M., 1971 - 1972
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich
    History & Philosophy, 1963 - 1964
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legal writer; dabbler in philosophy & epistemology; amateur photographer
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Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.
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  • Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
    Professor of Law, 1986 - 2014
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Jersey City, New Jersey - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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