Monthly Archives: May 2014

Woe Unto You, Lawyers!

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. – Matthew 23:15, KJV     Once … Continue reading

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The Tree of Statism

If you have ever wondered why I have been focusing recently upon the ABA’s monopoly on the practice of law, perhaps today’s meme will clear that up for you.   

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Boiling Down the Law: How to Write a Case Brief

[Download a PDF of this article] Trying to make sense of the law is a chore. All of the incessant legalese makes it absurdly difficult for the average citizen to understand what exactly the lawyers meant when one group of … Continue reading

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Oath “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “oath” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):        (Ballantine’s) A calling on God to witness what is averred … Continue reading

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Law School Accreditaton Standards

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law;’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and … Continue reading

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A State of Nature

  There are no wars, there is no income tax There is no drug prohibition, there are no corporations There is no central bank, there are no police There is no bureaucracy, there are no courts No one is outlawed, … Continue reading

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The History of the American Bar Association

“Law is force, and that consequently the domain of the law cannot properly extend beyond the domain of force…when law and force keep a man within the bounds of justice, they impose nothing upon him but a mere negation. They … Continue reading

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Larry Myers: An Ignored Political Prisoner

[Download the PDF of this article] People within mainstream American culture typically view incarcerated political dissidents as uninteresting. Given that the entertainment value for such cases is usually quite low because they lack sensationalism, popular support is notoriously absent. Despite … Continue reading

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Adventures in Legal Land

Coercive monopolization on the production of arbitration services is a hallmark recipe for tyranny. Without competition amongst varying and overlapping jurisdictions, the provision of dispute resolution becomes immune from accountability. Not only is this monopoly’s customer service just plain lousy, … Continue reading

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