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Corporal Punishment and Retribution

  Introduction I have written previously about retribution as a justification for the punishment of criminals, in the context of an article on capital punishment, see here.  The purpose of this article is to elaborate on that justification and to examine the human rights argument against corporal punishment. Retribution It is important to distinguish retribution from mere revenge.  To take…

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Lawsuit Against SPLC

See here for details of a lawsuit against the SPLC by a lawyer, formerly employed by the City of Baltimore.  The grounds of the lawsuit, include the allegation that the SPLC paid for stolen documents and documents covered by Attorney-Client privilege.  Here is an article by the SPLC about the complainant. The lawsuit ties in with this article I wrote,…

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BREXIT CHALLENGE THROWN OUT BY HIGH COURT

Another legal challenge to Brexit was thrown out today by Mr Justice Ouseley sitting in the High Court.  The challenge was based on alleged irregularities in spending by Vote Leave.  The matter will not proceed to a full hearing due to the delay in bringing the challenge and the case's lack of merit. It is important to see the challenge…

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COMPELLED SPEECH – LIBERALISM UNMAKSED

For the majority of legal commentators, the Ashers’ Bakery judgment,  was a no-brainer; the bakers objected to the message and not the messenger and for this reason, had the lawful entitlement to refuse to provide their services.  However, writing for the Constitutional Law Blog, two academics from Keele University, objected to the judgment; here - part 1 & here -…

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CNN Lawsuit & Free Speech

Following the Lawsuit by CNN, which was issued in response to the revocation of Jim Acosta's White House Press Pass, below is Tucker Carlson's view on the free speech credentials of CNN.   https://youtu.be/0YvrhA1RZKg

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NEW MOTION PASSED IN EU PARLIAMENT

  The European Parliament recently passed a motion.   The motion was passed in response to ‘neo fascist violence’. The motion contains a very long pre-amble with a large number of assertions, the majority of wish are not supported by a citation.  For example at paragraph E; “whereas neo-fascist groups have taken the lives of thousands of people of all kinds,…

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