A Witness for Peace

Christianity does not have a monopoly on understanding the nature and operation of peace, love, and forgiveness. One of the most powerful exemplars of these treasured traits is Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl whom the Taliban tried to kill because of her activism for the right of education, a pursuit forbidden to females by

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Accessing the Safe Deposit Box

Lawyers are often confronted with the problem how to access a decedent’s safe deposit box. Usually no one is certain that there is anything of value in it; they just want to make sure. So do we pay the costs to open an estate for temporary administration in the off-chance that there is something there?

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Self-Appendectomy

Comments on this blog are limited to lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. Yet I still get comments frequently from lay-people. A recent proposed and unapproved comment by a frustrated pro se litigant highlights the tension between reasonable access to justice and the judge’s role as impartial tribunal: I had a Judge finally rule that

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