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Peter Tillers
Worked at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
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The murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov reveals that Russia has become morally unhinged. The country is transforming into a nationalist fortress and the powers that be are happy to ignore the potentially dangerous implications.
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+Robert Burns'' bleak view of American criminal justice is in general correct:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?326474-2/robert-burns-kafkas-law
Northwestern University law professor Robert Burns talks about his book [Kafka's Law], in which he argues that our criminal justice system is beginning to resemble the fictional account of the…
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Extract:  Administrators and departmental chairs seldom read course ­evaluation forms that state, “I found the course reading difficult because I am functionally illiterate.”
http://www.firstthings.com/article/2015/06/freedom-within-the-disciplines
Faculty often quarrel over curricula. That’s as it should be. A curriculum, especially its core courses required of all students, is an . . . .
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I also agree with Justice Scalia that the Court's freewheeling approach to constitutional interpretation requires (at a minimum) a demographically and culturally more representative Supreme Court than the one we have now. Scalia, J.,dissenting in Obergefell v. Hoges, 576 U.S._ (June 25, 2015), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf :

Judges are selected precisely for their skill as lawyers;
whether they reflect the policy views of a particular constituency
is not (or should not be) relevant. Not surprisingly
then, the Federal Judiciary is hardly a cross-section
of America. Take, for example, this Court, which consists
of only nine men and women, all of them successful lawyers
who studied at Harvard or Yale Law School. Four
of the nine are natives of New York City. Eight of them
grew up in east- and west-coast States. Only one hails
from the vast expanse in-between. Not a single Southwesterner
or even, to tell the truth, a genuine Westerner
(California does not count). Not a single evangelical
Christian (a group that comprises about one quarter of
Americans), or even a Protestant of any denomination.
The strikingly unrepresentative character of the body
voting on today’s social upheaval would be irrelevant if
they were functioning as judges, answering the legal
question whether the American people had ever ratified a
constitutional provision that was understood to proscribe
the traditional definition of marriage. But of course the
Justices in today’s majority are not voting on that basis;
they say they are not. And to allow the policy question of
same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a
select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is
to violate a principle even more fundamental than no
taxation without representation: no social transformation
without representation.
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... but a big difficulty with this proposed solution is that the Court would have to be enlarged, possibly quite a lot ...another is that in the absence of an elected Court, it would be necessary to decide which of the populace's many, many characteristics would have to be replicated in the Court's members (for the Court to be [considered] "representative ")...
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The question of the status of Aristotle as scientist does have a bearing on contemporary theories of factual inference.
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The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant.
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Niestety nie jestem w stanie ustalić źródła, nie wiem kto jest autorem tego obrazka:
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Chief Justice Roberts, dissenting in Obergefell v. Hoges, 576 U.S._ (June 25, 2015), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf :

"It is one thing for the majority to conclude that the Constitution protects a right to same-sex marriage; it is something else to portray everyone who does not share the majority’s 'better informed understanding”' as bigoted."

I think Roberts got this point right.
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The Greeks cast their science from first principles, without troubling to examine the natural world. Aristotle changed everything, argues this elegantly written book. By Henry Gee
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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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