Attorneys & Corpus Juris Secundum

“His first duty is to the courts and the public, not to the clients, and wherever the duties to his client conflict with those he owes as an officer of the court in the administration of justice, the former must yield to the latter.

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What is the Lesser Magistrate Doctrine?

When the authority makes unjust/immoral law, policy, or court opinion – the lower or lesser ranking civil authority has both the God-given right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority; and if necessary, actively resist the superior authority.

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inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment

Columbia Law Professor Robert Ferguson points out in his poignant new book, Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment, it is hard to grasp the meaning of such numbers. “Actually knowing what inmates endure presents a serious complication with no simple solution.” He asks whether we can really comprehend punishment at this level.

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