From Russia without Love

  From Russia without Love *Chris Collins After dissolving their 16 year marriage, Anna Sergeeva, Appellee, and Mikhail Leopoldovich Dubin pursued a division of marital assets in Hoamvnischesky District Court of Moscow.  Sergeeva v. Tripleton Int’l Ltd., No. 15-3008, 2016 WL 4435616, at *1 (11th Cir. Aug. 23, 2016).  Ms. Sergeeva claimed that her ex-husband […]

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Capital Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Dostoyevksy, Collective Guilt, and Executions in America

This Essay considers Dostoyevsky’s story of the murderer, Raskolnikov, in Crime and Punishment, and the “Grand Inquisitor” chapters of The Brothers Karamozov, to show that literature and the law, while separate discourses, are not so distinct, particularly with regard to humanity, morality, and justice. Dostoyevsky’s philosophical concepts of collective guilt and redemption are applicable to the unique set of jurisprudential questions that capital punishment raises, particularly given its irrevocable finality and the certain reality of human error and arbitrary application.

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Police Reform and the Judicial Mandate

Julian A. Cook, III[*] PDF Version here I.  INTRODUCTION In response to a crisis that threatens his tenure as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel announced in December 2015 reform measures designed to curb aggressive police tactics by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).[1]  The reform measures are limited, but aim to reduce deadly police-citizen encounters by […]

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