All in All it’s Just a Wall…A Crafty Solution for President Nieto

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is faced with a decision. Cow to President Donald J. Trumps trumped up idea to make Mexico pay for his promised border wall or fight back. Trump laid down a gauntlet recently by telling President Nieto Read More …

Could Prosecutorial and Forensics Misconduct Bankrupt Massachusetts?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Just last month, a judge ruled in the Annie Dookin forensics lab scandal that rocked Massachusetts’ criminal justice system that prosecutors had to decide which cases to retry. The remaining cases would then be dismissed and convictions overturned. Could the cost Read More …

Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr Helped by Marijuana

Chart showing U.S. deaths 2007-2013 from three drugs. Caption reads, According to the United States Department of Justice, more deaths result from Prescription drug use than any other . In fact, these kill more than Cocaine and Heroin combined.

Op-Ed by C J Oakes, December 2, 2016 In case you missed it, the Golden State Warriors completed their 2015-2016 season by breaking the record set by the Chicago Bulls way back in the 90s. But you would not be Read More …

Is There Really Discrimination in Criminal Justice and Law?

Slate.com compared black to white prison sentencing. This chart shows the disparity that exists.

A recent article by Bill Quigley, a Loyola University Law Professor, caught my attention. The issue of racial disparities in the Criminal Justice system is a key topic of which I often write. The reason for this is because most Read More …