Review of Orphan X, by Gregg Hurwitz, Minotaur Books 2016

Reading Gregg Hurwitz

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Review of Enrique

Mexico has a serious immigration problem.

Each year, half a million illegal immigrants, most of them under age, from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, cross the border Mexico shares with Guatemala. They enter Chiapas state, home of El Chapo, the most dangerous, most lawless state in Mexico, to board freight cars on the long 1,500-mile journey up the central spine of Mexico toward the Rio Grande and attempted river crossings into the United States. The immigrants call the train El Tren de la Muerte

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Book List — Recently Read and To Read

Hey. I just wanted to post a list of books, in no particular order, I’ve read in the past few months along with a few I’ve started or intend to start soon. Expect short reviews of all to be posted in the next few days.

FICTION:

Mean Town Blues, Sam Reaves

No Show, Simon Wood

Paying the Piper, Simon Wood

Slow Horses, Mick Herron

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Belfast Noir, Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville, eds.

Second Skin, Michael Wiley

The Bad Kitty Lounge, Michael Wiley

Don

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The United States Supreme Court and the Oligarchs

How many times have you heard someone who feels wronged swear he or she will see justice done

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Are Traffic Cameras Dead?

The Wall Street Journal suggests that red light cameras may be coming to a full stop:

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Blogging

Yesterday’s post on the “right to remain silent” and the Fifth Amendment right not to be “compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against [yourself]” may have strayed a little too far into the weeds of legal jargon.

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What lawyers know (7): the right to remain silent

It’s an old criminal lawyers’ joke:

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What lawyers know (6)

As an addendum to the previous post, a driver stopped by police is not required to consent to a search when a police officer asks for the driver’s consent.

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What lawyers know (5)

This week, in Heien v. North Carolina, the United States Supreme Court held that evidence discovered by a police officer during a search of an automobile can be admissible as evidence during a later trial even when the police officer

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NASA and your drone airliner

Has NASA taken the first step toward airliners without any human pilots?

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