Law Religion Culture Review explores the intersection of religion culture and law. The author of this blog Richard J Radcliffe who has a professional background in an intersection of law and education. He has taught religion in law school as well as contracts, real property evidence and Constitution law to law school graduates.
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Books Read (in no particular order)1. Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will (2011) by David Foster Wallace.2. Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are (2011) by Bart D. Ehrman.3. Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail (2011) by Caitlin...
Despite "produc[ing] a thousand words a printable copy every day and sometimes more" (p. 350), Christopher Hitchens appears a reluctant writer of memoir.He admits his reluctance upfront: "When I first formed the idea of writing some memoirs, I had the customary reservations about the whole...
Here are excerpts from my appellate reply brief. One can see from "Any Question, Part II" (see December 16, 2010 post below), the court of appeal drew from the reasonable intepretation theme and relied on the two major cases which I cited: Scharlin v. Superior Court of Orange County (1992) 9 Cal...
Books Read (in no particular order)1. The Case for God (2009) by Karen Armstrong (reviewed 1/10/10);2. In-N-Out Burger: A Behind the Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain that Breaks All the Rules by Stacy Perman (reviewed 1/17/10);3. Patience with God: Faith for Those Who Don't Like Religion (or...
As predicted in Part I, the court of appeal issued its published decision in my client's [the appellant] favor. The appellate opinion reversed the trial court by a 3-0 vote.The case involved two primary questions: (1) whether there was a "no contest" clause incorporated into subtrusts; and if so,...
I argued in an appellate court last week.My client was the appellant, so I went first. At the conclusion of my sub-five minute presentation, I inquired if the panel had any question.None. At this point, I was unsure what this meant. Based on past experience, that silence could equate to a 3-0 win...
In constitutional law class this week we were discussing the incorporation of the Bill of Rights to the states. This includes the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Consequently, I had to tell the following story of a deposition I took a couple of years ago in Arizona.After...
I happened upon a street evangelism scene at the beach the other day.Having been required to do this exercise for a college class (and otherwise), I was especially curious to observe the technique. An earnest woman in her 20s was painting on butcher paper a version of what appeared to be a "Campus...
Describing one of his subjects--a gentleman who foretold the credit-default swap debacle--author Michael Lewis wrote, in The Big Short, that he was one who spoke in terms of stories instead of numbers.This description could have just as easily be ascribed to the book itself. While the book...
What would morally outrage you more: a person robbing a bank or a security guard (who was tipped off) slumbering through it?As one flows from nefarious intent and the other from incompetence or inertia, one would typically argue for the bank robber.But author Harry Markopolos is not typical. Just...