Category Archives: Law

American Justice: See If You Can Plea-Bargain Yourself Out Of Jail

Criminal Injustice, Justice, Law, The State

From Paul Craig Roberts comes the most important sentences you’ll read today. It encapsulates the fate of Paul Manafort and so many others:

Justice no longer exists in America as 97% of felony convictions result from self-incrimination—plea bargains in which the defendant, innocent or guilty, advised by his attorney that a fair trial is impossible, admits to some offense in exchange for a watered-down sentence.

AND:

Decades ago when there was still some semblance of justice in the American justice system, police had to provide sound evidence for their case in order for the prosecutor to take up the case. The reason was that prosecutorial budgets were limited, and the career interests of prosecutors was to get as many convictions out of their budget as possible. Today, however, when even the innocent prefer to admit a crime rather than run the risk of a trial, prosecutors have endless strings of “convictions” without having to spend days or weeks in trial.

Today prosecutors no longer have to prove a case before a jury. They only negotiate with the defendant’s attorney a crime, whether committed or not, that settles the case. …

MORE: “Evidence Is No Longer A Western Value.”

Immigration Lawyers Admit (Sort Of) The H-1B Visa Was Always Meant To Displace Americans

Business, Labor, Law, Outsourcing

For years, consumers of the H-1B visa (multinationals) insisted they were bringing in the best and the brightest because America had too few, if any at all.

At the time, starting in 2008 (see: “Why Aren’t The H-1B Hogs Satisfied With The O-1 ‘“Extraordinary Ability’ Visa?” (11/18/2008), I tried to inform readers that the same H-1B visa brought in ordinary workers to displace Americans.

“More significantly, THERE was a visa category reserved exclusively for individuals with extraordinary abilities and achievement. It doesn’t displace ordinary Americans. It’s the O-1 visa.  There is no cap on the number of O-1 visa entrants allowed. Access to this limited pool of talent is unlimited. More recently, I revisited the topic, explaining that,

“Extraordinary ability in the fields of science, education, business or athletics,” states the Department of Homeland Security, “means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.”

Ten years on, in 2018, immigration lawyers who make their living by “outsourcing American lives,” admit to the same. Via Forbes magazine:

“The drumbeat of an H-1B being intended to only bring the best and the brightest has been incessant the last three years or so. The problem is, of course, that was not the purpose of the H-1B and we already have a temporary visa for that – the O-1.”

MORE: “The Next Harmful Move Against H-1B Visas By Stuart Anderson.”

MUST READ:

“Why Aren’t The H-1B Hogs Satisfied With The O-1 ‘“Extraordinary Ability’ Visa?”

UPDATED (9/17/018): Sen. Flake Steps Into McCain’s Shoes As Republican Saboteur, Forever Looking Out For … Democrats

Criminal Injustice, Democrats, John McCain, Law, Republicans, Sex, The Courts

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has stepped into the role of John McCain as Republican scold and saboteur, forever looking out for the interests of … the Democrats, not to mention his own legacy as swamp creature.

And now, the flake from Arizona is helping to sabotage the nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett Kavanaugh. After all, when it comes to white males, there is no statute of limitation on their crimes and evil. They must be stopped. No evidence needed. Due process be damned.

By now you know that one,

Christine Blasey Ford provided a detailed and graphic account published by the Washington Post earlier Sunday recalling the sexual assault she says occurred when both she and Kavanaugh were in high school. …

… Flake … told Politico this: “If they push forward without any attempt with hearing what she’s had to say, I’m not comfortable voting yes…We need to hear from her. And I don’t think I’m alone in this.”
In response, Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denied the allegation.

MORE at Mediate.

AND, if you miss John McCain, fear not. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) & Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will pick up the slack. Flake, aforementioned, too. Recall how they & the late Johnny defeated legislation to scrap the Affordable Care Act?

UPDATE (9/17/018):

It’s not available yet with a Google search, naturally, but meek Mitch McConnell has just come out in a full-throated repudiation of the attack on #Kavanaugh. Good. Now LET’S HAVE A CONFIRMATION VOTE.

It makes a BIG difference how long ago accusations of rape occurred, because of EVIDENCE. At least in a western court of law, you still need evidence to mount a case against a man presumed innocent until proven guilty.

UPDATED (9/10/018): Deranged Democrat Pussy Riot Go Gaga At The Kavanagh Hearing (And Elsewhere)

Etiquette, Feminism, Gender, Law, Left-Liberalism, The Courts

Say it. Deranged Democrat females are derailing the country. The women folk are out of control. They cannot abide by decency protocols, such as the solemn occasion of a supreme-court justice confirmation hearing.

These disgraceful women are without a modicum of decorum. We must just thank our lucky stars that distaff America is not yet disrobing. Not yet. We saw them wear genitalia hats on their empty heads. Please, G-d, don’t expose us to much more from this crowd.

Crazy Kamala Harris is Out of Order. She and her gals are like a kids who can’t quit interrupting the grownups:

“Insolence so out-of-line that these ‘people’ should not be allowed into the confirmation hearings”:

MORE: “Partisan fury bursts into the open as Kavanaugh hearings begin.”

UPDATE (9/10/018): Liberal and libertine.