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Bob Dekle
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Retired Prosecutor
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CHRONICLES OF CRIME AND CRIMINALS
I'm between books right now, just having gotten the proof pages and index for Prairie Defender back to the publisher, and not quite being cranked up to jump on the big research project for my next book (working title-- Attorney Generals: Martial Lawyers of ...

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REVIEWS OF "PRAIRIE DEFENDER: THE MURDER TRIALS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN"
As Prairie Defender nears its July publication date, and I busily correct the page proofs and prepare the index, I'd like to share some reviews of the book which we have received: "With over 16,000 books published about Abraham Lincoln is there need for ano...

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THE BATTLE OF OLUSTEE
I'm doing a little research in contemplation of writing a book about lawyer-generals in the Civil War. When the war broke out, there were only four generals in the U.S. Army, but there were hundreds of generals on both sides by the time it was over. Where d...

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CHESSGI: A HYBRID OF WESTERN CHESS AND JAPANESE CHESS
According to the conventional wisdom, there are two types of
chess players who like to play so-called chess variants (games of chess in
which the normal rules have been altered in some way)—those who are very good
at chess, like world champion Jose Raul Cap...

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JURY INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN STATE OF NEW JERSEY versus BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN
(NUMBERS IN BRACKETS INDICATE PAGE NUMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT) [4498] THE COURT'S CHARGE TRENCHARD, J. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: The prisoner at the bar, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, stands charged in
this indictment with the murder of Charles A...

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A REVIEW OF "THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING CASE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TRIAL OF BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN"
My friend Ron Clark, with whom I co-authored Cross-Examination Handbook: Persuasion, Strategies, and Techniques , maintains a blog on cross-examination. He recently posted a nice review of my book The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case to his blog. You can access th...

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THOUGHTS ON THE FORT LAUDERDALE SHOOTING
The BBC described the recent shooting in the Fort Lauderdale
airport as “the latest in a series of mass shootings in the US in recent years,carried out by people who had easy access to weapons under US gun laws,”   demonstrating that they completely missed ...

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THE MYTH OF "MAJORITY RULE" IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Q: Who got a majority of the popular vote in the 2016
Presidential Election? A: Nobody. Q: What do you mean? Clinton got more votes than anyone
else. A: “Majority” means 50% of the votes +1. Clinton got a
plurality. The only way to insure that a person gett...

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OUR UNDEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL COLLEGE
It’s downright undemocratic for someone to win the
Presidency and lose the popular vote! Well, I guess it is, but the American
government is not a democracy. The heart and soul of democracy is majority
rule. Whatever the majority of the people want, that’s ...

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ONE REASON WHY TRUMP WON
I’ve heard a number of explanations for why Donald Trump won
the presidential election—racism, sexism, bigotry, isolationism, [insert derogatory description of your choice here]. There’s an old saying that goes
something like this “Never attribute to malice...
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