Over the last couple of weeks I have been developing a podcast and website that I hope will educate others with disabilities on their legal rights and help them understand how to enforce them. The website for this new project is Demand Our Access. The first episode of the podcast was yesterday at two PM… Continue reading Demand Our Access
Turning Point 911 and the War on Terror is a documentary about some of the ways 911 changed America and its government. While the documentary does a good job walking viewers through the lies, wasted money, lack of integrity, and many of the failings that resulted in America spending 20 years in Afghanistan only to… Continue reading Reviewing Turning Point 911 and the War on Terror
We regularly learn about the “Justice” department, the “environmental Protection Agency”, and the “Security and Exchange Commission” fining corporations for conduct amounting to fraud, intentional pollution, and a host of things rising to the level of criminal conduct. In all of these settlements, the corporation agrees to pay what sounds like a large fine and… Continue reading Corporate Fines Provide the Elusion of Punishment
As soon as Brittney Griner was arrested, she was guaranteed to be convicted and given a long sentence. She may even have been arrested so she could be convicted and sentenced. Yes, she broke an absurdly stupid Russian law around the possession of cannabis, but I’m guessing others have broken the same law and avoided… Continue reading We are all Pawns in Their Game
Earlier, I wrote about civil rights laws being designed to limit civil rights. Today, I’m going to use a current example from my own life to illustrate the point.
Civil rights laws including the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are developed by Congress to largely depend on the public filing complaints with the government and/or suing violators. Passage of these laws is accompanied with lots of fanfare and celebration. Politicians brag about their commitment to civil rights, equality,… Continue reading Complaint Based Civil Rights Laws are Designed to Ensure Fewer Civil Rights
Now that Roe V. Wade has been officially struck down, we need to have a true discussion about the constitution. The truth, as much as many don’t want to admit it, is that the six conservative Supreme Court justices are faithfully following the intent of the so-called founding fathers. As a lawyer, coming to this… Continue reading The Constitution was Designed to Deny Most of us Rights
Erwin Chemerinsky’s Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights is an important and upsetting read. Chemerinsky, a constitutional lawyer and professor, walks us through decades of shockingly bad sometimes overtly racist rulings made by the Supreme Court that have served to help create our current police state.
The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court. In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Court_Packing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:50 — 5.9MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS… Continue reading Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court
With the first week of public impeachment hearings in the books and three very credible witnesses having testified, it’s time for a few thoughts.