"'I Wish You Bad Luck,' He Said With Good Intentions; Chief Justice John Roberts elaborates on this spring's famous ninth-grade graduation speech": Bob Greene has this essay online at The Wall Street Journal
"States Pay the Price When You Buy Online": In Tuesday's edition of The New York Times, law professor David J. Herzigwill have an op-ed that begins, "Can online retailers be compelled by law to collect a sales tax? According to the Supreme Court, no -- but that could change if, in the next few weeks, it decides to take up a case challenging the current rule."
"Why Judges Matter": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times
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In 2016, the island nation’s police reported 135 total days without any crimes including snatch-theft, house break-ins and robbery. That low crime rate means many small businesses enjoy little concern about shoplifting.In fact, as CNBC recently observed, many local businesses take few precautions when closing shop at night.For instance, in the ground floor lobby of a mixed-use building in the downtown business district, many shops don’t have windows, locks — or even doors.
First, the trial court gave the following willful blindness instruction:
If you find that the defendant was aware of a high probability that the tax returns at issue were false and that the defendant acted with deliberate disregard of the facts, you may find that the defendant acted knowingly. However, if you find that the defendant actually believed that the tax returns at issue were true, he may not be convicted.
Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not NYT. “The goal may be decentralization, but the money is extremely concentrated. Coinbase has more than 13 million accounts that own cryptocurrencies. Data suggests that about 94 percent of the Bitcoin wealth is held by men, and some estimate that 95 percent of the wealth is held by 4 percent of the owners.” We might, then, consider reframing “scam” to “primitive accumulation” in the context of the neoliberal legitimacy crisis we are all enmeshed in.