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Why I Welcomed the Man in the Turban

[My wife is a woman of color. Even though we live in California, and in a relatively progressive part of the state, racism and bigotry are still part of life for us to witness and for her to endure. So … Continue reading

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Immigration Status and the Right to a Fair Trial

I was picking a jury a couple years ago when one of the people waiting to be called forward to answer questions handed my bailiff a note: “Is the defendant in the country illegally?” After the next break I had … Continue reading

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Why Oral Contracts Aren’t Worth The Paper They’re Written On

All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (Matthew 5:37.) Oral v. Verbal There’s a good reason oral contracts generally aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. It’s because they’re … Continue reading

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Immigration Status and the Right to a Fair Trial

I was picking a jury a couple years ago when one of the people waiting to be called forward to answer questions handed my bailiff a note: “Is the defendant in the country illegally?” After the next break I had … Continue reading

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The OC Supertones Present: Jury Duty Redux

Following up on my post earlier today, here’s another take on jury duty. The OC Supertones – fun band, but how did they get that camera into my courtroom to film me at work?

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Jury Duty and the Kingdom of God

[From the archives.] *** Last Tuesday, the President – in reference to an anti-Islamic video produced in the United States – told the United Nations General Assembly: … the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more … Continue reading

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The Man in the Turban

The elderly gentleman stood next to a pickup truck as I pulled into my space in the courthouse parking lot. He and the truck looked like they belonged to each other. Faded paint and door dings, unpressed clothes and a slightly threadbare … Continue reading

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The U.N. General Assembly and the Kingdom of God

Last Tuesday, President Barak Obama – in reference to an anti-Islamic video produced in the United States – told the United Nations General Assembly: … the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech – the … Continue reading

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