The new supreme court has much power symbolism associated with …

Comment on Court placing itself above the community? by Mark Wilson.

The new supreme court has much power symbolism associated with location and structure. Much of it is exaggerated by the total dominance of the structure over the entire town.
The call before the legal and political players for [recognition] of traditional [law] and [reform of] mandatory sentencing seems like a call by the auto industry for a return to the horse and buggy having just funded new expressways and ripped up the rail network.

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Posting that not so random photo of Mills with that poster is little more than a cheap shot. I’m disappointed.


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