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The Dean of Yale Law School pontificates about why law students do not protest and doesn’t know what she’s talking about; a note about the life of C. B. King and other black lawyers in the south in the Sixties Dennis Roberts, 17 July 2017 There was no end to the shit C B King […]

Jeff Sessions as Attorney General will be a nightmare for legal and medical marijuana freedoms How the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General might affect both legal and medical marijuana in the 29 states that have programs and to what degree will the Federal Government may interfere with state’s rights to enforce the controlled […]

Know Your Rights by the Clash You have the rights not to be killed, to food money and to free speech. But don’t try to exercise these rights lest you be crushed by the government.   The Clash – Know Your Rights – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lfInFVPkQs   Lyrics This is a public service announcement With guitar […]

Each year America turns to the somber reflection of the day everything changed, September 11th, 2001.  As do I.  But there is more to ponder when the day is done.  There are three days in September that we should put in context, as each has its own lessons to teach.  On September 12th, 1977, Steven […]

Two war stories from legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney Dennis Roberts on silly prosecutions From an email sent 7 December 2010 by Dennis Roberts I was approached by the girlfriend of a guy who was being charged with counterfeiting AUSTRALIAN dollars in the US. Who gives a shit you might ask. Turns out […]