Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger?

Walt Disney Films released The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The story, of course, is nothing new. The Lone Ranger today is an icon of the 20th century. His story represents a romanticized version of the "Wild West" with all its rough and tumble glory. The Lone Ranger is a hero, saving the lives of innocent settlers and catching... Read more

Murder?

blackstoneMurder? Sir William Blackstone, an 18th century English judge, is known for writing Commentaries on the Laws of England. This work was the original foundation for legal education in America and dominated the common law legal system for centuries. Blackstone broke the definition of murder down into five elements: 1. Unlawful 2. killing 3. of... Read more

Recent Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme-Court These cases may not be Marbury v. Madison or Brown v. Board of Education, but they are still landmarks in the legal system. Here’s a list of the top ten Supreme Court Cases from the last five years.
  1. National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012)—In what is casually known as... Read more