Legal Emotions in William Blackstone’s England (NYU Press) @NYUpress

Newly published: Kathyn D. Temple, Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone’s England (NYU Press, 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. William Blackstone’s masterpiece, Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–1769), famously took the “ungodly jumble” of English law and transformed it into an elegant and easily transportable four-volume summary. Soon after publication, the work became an international monument not only to English law, but to universal English concepts of justice and what Blackstone called “the immutable laws of good and evil.” Most…

Ortman on When Plea Bargaining Became Normal @WillSOrtman

William Ortman, Wayne State University School of Law, is publishing When Plea Bargaining Became Normal in the Boston University Law Review (Volume 100, 2020). Here is the abstract. Plea bargaining is the criminal justice system, the Supreme Court tells us, but how did it get to be that way? Existing scholarship tells only part of the story. It demonstrates that plea bargaining emerged in the nineteenth century as a response to (depending on one’s theory) increasing caseloads, expanding trial procedures, or professionalizing law enforcement. But in order for plea bargaining…

Law & Humanities Blog: Reminder: Law and Humanities Roundtable: June 29, 2019

Reminder: Law and Humanities Roundtable 2019 29 June, University of Warwick The interdisciplinary arena of law and humanities is a rich and developing area of scholarship, with an international and diverse field of academics and thinkers at work within it. It is also an area that is characterised by an openness to innovation and new voices, and an expansive understanding of the value of humanities methodologies and sources as part of the ecology of legal discourse. The aim of this on-going annual roundtable is in part to provide a platform…

Causes Of Marriage

Why have so many persons decided to get married? Each person has his / her personal reasons why he has decided to tie the knot as we say in the Caribbean. The first reason stems from a general, neutral feeling of doing the right thing if a young lady gets pregnant. Neither party wants the mom-to-be, to be a single parent and have the child out of wedlock; therefore, they become one and raise their child in a nuclear family. Secondly, the topic of citizenship also plays an important role…

How Can A Family Lawyer Help You

The problem with most families is that they tend to wait to be in a hopeless situation before they consider hiring a family lawyer. By the time that happens, they tend to cram when seeking a law firm that will suit them. Why? It is because they have not invested the time to look for a good one before this fiasco ever happened. The marriage is the foundation of your family and if this is broken, the family will probably be broken too. However, if a family already has a…

Lawyers Dealing With Family Laws

The aspects covering family laws are interesting as these have been formulated based on the sentences in the past cases. Each case will be different from the other. In such a scenario, it will be difficult to implicate those laws in their actual form. Employing Sydney lawyers will provide an extra advantage for people as they consist all the relevant expertise needed to argument the case. A lot of manipulations will go in the background with the exception of certain issues. One can know all these details from lawyers in…

Lawyers Dealing With Family Laws

The aspects covering family laws are interesting as these have been formulated based on the sentences in the past cases. Each case will be different from the other. In such a scenario, it will be difficult to implicate those laws in their actual form. Employing Sydney lawyers will provide an extra advantage for people as they consist all the relevant expertise needed to argument the case. A lot of manipulations will go in the background with the exception of certain issues. One can know all these details from lawyers in…

Eternity Commitment: The 21st Century Alternative to Marriage: Never be Divorced!

The time is here for a new paradigm in lifelong relationships. During the 20th Century, it was clear that what has been the model and structure for lifetime monogamous relationships was NOT WORKING! I am referring to the dysfunctional relationship called “Marriage” as defined and shaped by state lawmakers. Relationships are not the problem; it is the financial structure of the institution of marriage as designed by lawmakers which is diminishing the desire for people to marry. There has been an 1150% increase in cohabitation in the last 40 years.…