Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?

Today, Christmas Day, back in 1989, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad. The deaths of the despised couple ended a quarter-century of iron-fisted rule that translated into oppression and misery for most Romanians. Image above   According to Siani-Davies, the decision to put the couple on trial was… Read More Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?

Bookstop “Without Dignity our Lives are only Blinks of Duration”

  Love reading on a broad range of topics but especially the humanities, history, law and justice and ethics and morality. Not long ago I read one of Dworkin’s best books, Justice for Hedgehogs, a book about society as a place of rules and morals. It’s real message is that moral principle is the foundation of… Read More Bookstop “Without Dignity our Lives are only Blinks of Duration”

~ “may God have mercy on your soul” a criminal courtroom in late 19th century Australia (2) ~

      Update on this post of 3 February 2017 “May God have mercy on your soul” A criminal courtroom in the late 19th century. Um, still working on the mock trial dialogue. Legal fashion in Australia, especially the ‘powdered’ wig bit, was always a topic of curiousity when talking to my American attorney friends. They couldn’t… Read More ~ “may God have mercy on your soul” a criminal courtroom in late 19th century Australia (2) ~