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    Friday night trites

    What a day.  I’m going to try to stay away from Newt-Mitt-fest, but no guarantees:

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    valleyforge | December 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    On Iran, my first thought to the idea we or Israel are already outright attacking their nuclear/military facilities was that this is the same behavior we call terrorism when practiced by Iran’s lackey Hezbollah or by Al Qaeda, except our target has high military value. In fact, if Iran did pull anything like this on the US we’d either declare war (if the culprit was obvious) or take it as an excuse to ratchet up the war on terror internationally and domestically, or both. Iran so far seems to be downplaying these attacks but I doubt we’d do the same.


     
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    MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    It’s been reported that Trump wants to moderate a Republican debate. They’ve all kissed his ring, so I really don’t see how they can decline to participate.

    Congrats Obama. The worst president in history wins re-election because the Stupid Party is amazingly stupid.


       
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      GrumpyOne in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | December 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Methinks that you might be closer to the truth than you might realize.

      Where is the RNC regarding the defense of all aspiring candidates by attacking the real source of our problems, namely the anointed one.

      With the entire cabinet corrupt beyond a doubt, (the possible exception is Panetta), this administration is a disgrace to the nation and an insult to its law abiding citizens.

      GOP – Totally clueless with regard to neutralizing the DNC attack apparatus…


     
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    obpopulus | December 2, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    25 years for contempt of court? Sounds like punishment, which contempt proceedings are not supposed to be. Also, how can a person be ordered to undergo medical treatments?

    Eventhough this guy is a scoundrel, the court is out of line. It would be interesting to see if SCOTUS will take this case up – some interesting issues at play here.


       
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      janitor in reply to obpopulus. | December 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      How can someone be ordered to undergo psychiatric “treatment” when psychiatrists can’t cure diagnosed maladies. [Ref Robin Dawes, House of Cards]. What kind of “treatment” do the courts believe that psychs have for being a juvenile murderer? This is disturbing. That “slippery slope” thing…


       
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      Jaynie59 in reply to obpopulus. | December 3, 2011 at 10:37 am

      To describe Craig Price as a “scoundrel” is just too much to let pass. I know this is a legal blog and Prof. Jacobson would have to explain why Rhode Island has acted the way it has, but I don’t care if what the state has done to keep Price in prison is ethical or not. I’ll leave that to you lawyers.

      I lived in Oakland Beach in Warwick in 1989 when Price was arrested for killing Joan Heaton and her two daughters. Oakland Beach is right next to Buttonwoods where the murders happened. You’d have to know Warwick to understand this, but to have something like that happen in Buttonwoods was just incomprehensible and terrifying for a single woman who lived in Oakland Beach. It was very scary.

      I won’t describe what I heard about the murders from some cop acquaintances but they were horrific. Anything the state can do legally to keep Price behind bars is worth it.


         
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        William A. Jacobson in reply to Jaynie59. | December 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

        Thanks for that. For readers who are unaware, Craig Price was a brutal multiple murderer who used the state loophole on crimes committed underage (don’t recall what the age minimum was, I think 16 or 17) to avoid prosecution as an adult. The law has since been changed. Price was to be released when he turned 21, but he was charged with assaulting a prison guard, which landed him a lengthy (I think 8 year) sentence, which was approaching its end. Clearly, the contempt charges were another attempt to keep this unrepentant murderer behind bars before he kills again. All along he has had access to legal counsel, and the courts have upheld his challenges. Bad facts make bad law, and this may be bad law, but as with Jaynie59, I’m glad he’ll stay behind bars for a long time.


     
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    LukeHandCool | December 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    What else?

    Be nice if Legal Insurrection got together with some other enterprising blogs and sponsored a real debate.

    Also wonder if there is anything like a first annual “Legal Insurrection Summer Weekend Conference in Las Vegas” in the works?

    Nothing like Vegas in the summer. Little poolside time, little gambling, a few lectures, dinner … I believe National Review raises money having cruises with featured conservative speakers. Michael Medved raises money leading an annual tour of Israel. Just food for thought.

    LukeHandCool (who loves to play craps but whose social phobia has worsened over time, precluding him now from bellying up to the craps table by himself. He needs a few drinks and a trusted gambling companion to stave off what he knows is the totally irrational fear that the strangers around the table are thinking, “What the hell is he doing here?!” And who, other than that, is probably the most neuroses-free person on the planet … and who denies rumors he has a piano set in a sand box in his bedroom like Brian Wilson … that’s just crazy).


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