Month: December 2011

Occupy Lancaster and FEMA aid for Katrina victims

Intelligence Journal Lancaster New Era article “After strong camp, group plans exit” reports that the ‘Occupy’ campers will leave on or before January 1st when their permit expires.  Hearty congratulations to protesters for their  public spirited, courageous and self sacrificing efforts.   And praise to the City administrators for their understanding and proper handling of the […]

Can Juries Ignore ‘Immoral’ Laws by Nullifying Them?

From the DAILY BEAST: What can a jury do to protest an “immoral” law? Return a verdict of “not guilty” to nullify it… The basic idea of nullification springs from two bedrocks of the American system of jurisprudence: that jurors cannot be punished for and need not explain the verdict they deliver (which means nullification is to some extent in the eye of the beholder), and the “double jeopardy” clause of the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits a person from being tried twice for the same crime.

Paying for the news: Media companies push online readers to open their wallets

From the GLOBE AND POST: …In 2012, [paywalls are] moving from experimentation to operational,” said Ken Doctor, a U.S. media analyst and author of Newsonomics. The need for newspapers to quickly adopt a digital subscription model is gaining momentum, he believes, and it’s crucial that companies establish the value of digital content in the minds of readers now. © 2016