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 …

Are Executive Orders Legal? Constitutional? Criminal?

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Every President issues executive orders and with each there are those who decry the use as criminal, illegal. Keeping to his campaign promises, President Donald J. Trump has been firing off executive orders like a 30s gangster with a Tommy Read More …

Doing Business Overseas: Increased National Security Risk?

Employees comprise the greatest threat to systems security, yet many American corporations with defense contracts choose to locate overseas. Why? Image Source: BetaNews.com

Does doing business overseas create an added security risk for major corporations which also hold U.S. Defense contracts? Op-ed by C J Oakes, December 2, 2016 President-Elect Donald Trump succeeded in efforts to protect the Carrier jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More …

Hillary v FBI Highlights Key Issue in Justice Today

The situation regarding Hillary Clinton's private/public emails and the pass she is given by the FBI highlight the double-standard in place in America. The powerful get a pass when they do not intend to commit a crime while the common folk do not. Mens Rea matters only for the rich.

By C J OAKES, July 6, 2016. I hate politics. I hate Presidential Election years. And I hate that American Justice is failing because too many Prosecutors ignore a basic principle of justice: Intent. In an article for the National Review, FBI Read More …