There is a movement afoot in the legal community to simplify the writing and speech of lawyers. Legalese has been condemned from every quarter, including the U.S Supreme Court. When Justice Antonin Scalia was asked what characterized good legal writing he declared, “Beyond pure literacy, avoid legalese.” He suggested, “a good test is, if you used the word at a cocktail party, would people look at you funny?”
It’s not the kind of shift you can feel beneath your feet, but make no mistake, America is undergoing some seismic changes.Recent studies present us with a glimpse of a future America we couldn’t have envisioned even 25 years ago.
And in this corner … .A fight is brewing, and the control of the Republican Party is at stake. That fight would headline any pay-per-view event but with a wide-open 2016 presidential election on the horizon, the stakes are a lot higher.
One of the bedrock principles of the U.S. Constitution is that a person should be secure from unlawful governmental intrusions into the home. These protections were painstakingly established in response to the unfettered authority of British...
Homosexuality is one of the real moral issues of our time. For the most part, issues related to sex between consenting adults are judged by the courts to be private matters left to the individual. In recent years, our government has dealt with the...
If there is one thing that makes me happy, it is that racism is dead.I guess that is why I’m never happy.
Firearms will soon be the leading killer of young people between the ages of 15 and 24—more than disease, accidents and suicide. This startling statistic is in spite of falling violent crime rates and spiraling rates of gun homicide.
Voting for Republicans will not get you into Heaven.
If three times makes a trend, there’s an awfully dangerous trend in Florida: Men with anger management issues, packing handguns, killing unarmed men who happened to cross their paths at the wrong time:
Last month just after 10 p.m. on a Friday, the ground under South Carolina and Georgia began to shake. Somewhere down around Edgefield, S.C., a long sleeping fault served notice that it isn’t dead yet. In fact, it came back on Sunday and left a...
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