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Low diversity in Supreme Court needs to change

Low diversity in Supreme Court needs to change

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Criminal Defence, Supreme Court |

When you look at Supreme Court and other similar high ranking places you would expect the example on how it should be. But sadly that is not true because diversity in Supreme Court is rather small.

I don’t say it is all bad, if we compare Supreme Court before and after Obama then there is change, but this is still not enough. Before Obama Supreme Court had all white members, which was a type of racial discrimination Obama fixed. An issue of gender diversity is also something Obama changed.

But many other things are left unchanged. For example all judges went to law school at either Yale or Harvard. Each and every member of the Supreme Court comes from coastal state and none of them is Protestant. Only two members of Supreme Court worked as prosecutors, while none of them worked as defense attorney.

All of the things listed above can be considered as one or another type of discrimination.

Duopoly of members regarding their law school is strange and wrong. People that go at either of these schools are expected to perform well, and no one checks whether they are good enough for the position. Other schools have similar level of knowledge, without arrogance that comes from students that went to those two schools.

Religion is important as well. Even though there is a law that punishes religious discrimination, only Catholics and Jews become members of Supreme Court. Religious upbringing gives us different perspectives of right and wrong, and every religion has something to give. Having one “none” (people who have no religion) might be good thing for Supreme Court because it would add another angle in the equation.

Criminal defense lawyer orange county said that lack of members of Supreme Court that had some experience as defense lawyer means that they don’t have insight into costs of procedures and other things for defendant.

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Mentally ill killer to face court

Mentally ill killer to face court

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Criminal Defence |

A Princeton mentally disturbed graduate who is accused of killing his father, famous hedge funder Thomas Gilbert Senior, will face court.

A court session was supposed to happen on Wednesday, but Junior refused to attend, and he gave no reasons for that, to Court or to his defense lawyer. He only made one rather bizarre request in relation to Cablevision. He asked his lawyer to find and get him in touch with people from Cable Company, but he refused to explain why he needs to speak with them. It is important to know that Junior has a history of different delusions including people speaking with him through television, as he reported it in the past.

Justice Jackson found that Junior is fit to stand the process of trial, and he was supposed to appear in the court on Wednesday for pre-trial update. Justice demanded files and records and info about his mental sickness that is related to the proposed psychiatric defense. But lawyer said that the client isn’t speaking with anyone from defense team and thus there is nothing the lawyer can provide.

About six months ago there was a competency hearing which went through all of the records concerning Junior’s mental health records.

Prosecuting team is aiming at blocking the possibility of psychiatric defense, because it impedes the ability of the prosecuting team to perform their investigation. But that move is impossible because Junior refuses to speak with anyone.

long beach Criminal defense lawyer spoke about this case and he said that whether the prosecutors will have fair trial depends on the defense lawyers. If they refuse to share information Junior gives them, then prosecution is unable to do anything. Whether there is a chance to provide medication to Junior in order to get him back from his delusions was not discussed in the court.

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