Jack Weinstein: A Judge With Balls

It’s time to put the potted-plant theory of the separation of powers doctrine to rest. Jack B. Weinstein, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, is proof that it can be done. All it takes is a judiciary determined to take its role as judges...

Kenneth Heath: Minds, Bodies and Murder

tinguishing mind from body is indecipherable from the mind’s standpoint. While neuroscientists can increasingly draw correlations between the underlying physical substrate of our mental lives and the manner in which we report our experience of the world, there is a vast divide between our...

About Norm Pattis

Norm Pattis is a Connecticut based trial lawyer focused on high stakes criminal cases and civil right violations. He is a veteran of more than 100 jury trials, many resulting in acquittals for people charged with serious crimes, multi-million dollar civil rights and discrimination verdicts, and scores of cases favorably settled.

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I believe that the state is a necessary fiction and that failing to combat it is the first step toward tyranny.
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