- Review of Orphan X, by Gregg Hurwitz, Minotaur Books 2016
- Review of Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother, by Sonia Navario, Random House 2006.
- Book List — Recently Read and To Read
- The United States Supreme Court and the Oligarchs
- Are Traffic Cameras Dead?
Author Archives: Steve
Reading Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, which introduces Evan Smoak, a former agent of a government organization so secret it has no acronym, my thoughts turned not to Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, a comparison many reviewers have made, but to Eoin … Continue reading
Review of Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother, by Sonia Navario, Random House 2006.
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, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
How many times have you heard someone who feels wronged swear he or she will see justice done “even if I have to take this case all the way to the Supreme Court”? Not so fast, my indignant friend. The … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal suggests that red light cameras may be coming to a full stop: Can the Red Light Camera Be Saved?
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. … Continue reading
It’s an old criminal lawyers’ joke: The client has confessed, and during the first interview, the lawyer asks why. I knew I had the right to remain silent, says the client. I just didn’t have the ability. Today I ran … Continue reading
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. If the driver does consent, he or she may have waived … Continue reading
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’s … Continue reading
Has NASA taken the first step toward airliners without any human pilots? http://www.wsj.com/articles/single-pilot-cockpits-floated-in-nasa-study-1418611930 (may require login).