Judges, cops, even a high school principal, are nice, reasonably educated folks who are given power over others and entrusted to use it with a modicum of intelligence, thought and discretion. They aren't expected to be perfect. Not even pretty swift. Just not fall below the level one would require of a brick.
Under no interpretation of the law should anyone deemed to be "actually innocent" continue to be imprisoned. Seems like common sense to me. But not in the 9th Circuit.
Leonard Riskin, a professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, teaches mindfulness meditation to law students, lawyers, and others who face stressful situations. He says that mindfulness meditation helps one to be a better lawyer. Meditation Geek has posted several videos of him at that link.
A local attorney is pushing expungement in new directions. Along with what has become the standard language of an expungement order, he included provisions requiring the local newspaper and a student-run newspaper to remove articles that named his clients.
That's how I'm spinning the passport rate increases.
For as long as I can remember, I've read the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. It is the closest thing to a religious text a secular humanist like myself ever embraces.