Sexing Up a Day in Court

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The dictionary defines “vice” as a “moral failing” or a “bad habit.” If I were writing on a blank slate, I would define it as an area of criminal codes where people with power and time on their hands attempt to impose their values on others. Perhaps that comes from being forced by the dictionary to look at enchiladas as a vice.

It’s a valid criticism of my proposal that all crimes substitute a collective judgment for an…



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Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)