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defendant.

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after making the decision

to challenge my traffic ticket

(I’m innocent, for the record)

my scheduled hearing

has been adjourned twice.

 in today’s mail

I received the new date

for my next potential hearing.

I had to laugh

when I picked up the new envelope

(for the third time now)

and it once again clearly read:

Defendant

just above my name

with the court address In the return corner

 I have to wonder

just what major crime

my mr. rogers sweet and friendly mailman

 thinks I may have committed?

‘we find the defendants incredibly guilty.’

– mel brooks

disorientation.

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how lucky are we that the future lawyers are to be offered this experience? 

“justice is conscience, not a personal conscience,

but the conscience of the whole of humanity.

those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience

usually recognize the voice of justice.”

– aleksandr solzhenitshyn

 

 

 

 

 

 credits: national lawyers guild detroit & Michigan chapter,

interfaith council for peace and justice, university of michigan law school

                         

 

common to all mankind.

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the 1967 outer space treaty forbids any nation from trying to own the moon. 

 it was the 60’s. the height of the cold war.

 they made a treaty not to own the moon.

at the united nations convention of the law of the sea in 1982

it was agreed that the moon, like the high seas,

is considered “res communis” roughly translated to “common to all mankind.”

credits: mental floss magazine