Yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court included some important nuances on the legal understanding of teenagers, their standing in our country, and how the courts view their decision-making abilities. Whether you work with teenagers or have one at home– I’ve done my best to synthesize this nuance in both the argument and the opinion of…… Continue reading Teenagers and the law
(Yes, the title of this post is sensationalistic. But it got you to read it, right?) All of my life I’ve grown up with versions of this phrase, “Don’t judge someone by their color, race, ethnicity, gender, or religion– judge them by their character and abilities.” I grew up in a college town, with the…… Continue reading The Disadvantaged White Protestant Straight Males
Tired of judges being attacked, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has created a video game to teach children how the justice system works. “In recent years I’ve become increasingly concerned about vitriolic attacks by some members of Congress, some members of state legislatures and various private interest groups … on judges,” O’Connor…… Continue reading Take that James Dobson!
I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who actually thinks that artists shouldn’t get paid for their work. But the RIAA has clearly lost touch. The idea that consumers can’t share, edit, or even make archival copies of the stuff that they buy is seriously out of touch. The RIAA has told a court…… Continue reading The RIAA is killing itself