Double Jeopardy In Alabama, a judge can override a jury that spares a murderer from the death penalty.

Great post!

Hercules and the umpire.

The title of this post is the title to a long article in The New Yorker. See here. A friend of this blog suggested that I read it, and I am enormously grateful for the suggestion. While it will take you some time, I strongly encourage you to read it as well.

paige-williams-2014-150x150The piece is wonderfully written. Indeed, and whether intended or not, it is the best example of legal realism I have read in a long time.

The author is Paige Williams, an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. Among other accomplishments, Ms. Williams is the former editor of Nieman Storyboard, the online narrative journalism publication of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She holds an MFA, in fiction, from Columbia University. Her narrative nonfiction book “The Dinosaur Artist,” based on a New Yorker story, will be published, by Hachette, in fall 2016.

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