John Roberts – an American lawyer who with September 29, 2005 is the chairman of the US Supreme Court.
He was born in Buffalo (New York) January 27, 1955. Roberts spent his childhood in Indiana, where he attended a local private boarding school. After graduating from high school, Joe entered the University of Harvard. There Roberts was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in history. At the same time, John was trained at Harvard Law School and worked as an editor of the magazine «Harvard Law Review». In 1979, John received his doctorate in law. Continue reading
Murder of Lesley Molseed, which occurred in 1975, resulted in the events that led British justice to one of the most famous miscarriages of justice – falsely accused Stephen Kishko tax official was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Kishko held within the prison walls of 17 years, after which he was released, as in this case found guilty of this.
Leslie Molsid in the day of the murder out of the house and disappeared on the same day began her quest. Three days later, the girl’s body found in a vacant lot. At that time, when conducted searches Molsid were interviewed several girls, they claimed that their Kishko pursued and engaged in exhibitionism in front of them. Given the strange behavior of the suspect (Kishko recorded registration numbers of vehicles), the police concluded Kishko involvement in the murder of a child. He was arrested. The trial took place July 7, 1976. Continue reading
The story is sensational case has its origins in 1959. In the police in southwestern Ontario asked the man who introduced the father of local schoolgirl. He said that his daughter did not come home.
A few days later, in the bushes, was found dead 12-year-old Lynne Harper. As shown by examination, the girl was raped and strangled her own blouse. Launched an investigation revealed that the last person to see Lynn alive was her classmate Steven Truscott, who at that time was 14 years old. He picked up Lynn on his bike. Naturally, Truscott was named a suspect in the murder, although the addition of Stephen, there were several other suspects. Continue reading
The lawsuit, which filed Stella Liebeck against the restaurant chain McDonald’s, went down in history under the name “Coffee matter McDonald’s”. The incident occurred in 1992 in the US and sparked a debate about increasing the punishment after the court verdict was passed on the appointment of payments in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of 160 thousand dollars to compensation for moral and material losses, and it’s all complemented by penalties in the amount of 2.7 million. Stella Liebeck, due to spilled hot coffee on herself, received burns third degree. This Liebeck bought coffee at the restaurant McDonald’s.
The judge who heard the case, announced the final verdict, the parties have stipulated sum payments, but, despite this, the case was considered in relation to the frivolous litigation. Continue reading
Richard Posner – one of the best specialists in law and economics of today. Currently, he is a judge of the Appellate Court of the United States of America 7 judicial district (city of Chicago), and senior lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Chicago. At the same time, Richard Posner – a scientist who is the author of 40 books on the philosophy of law and jurisprudence.
Born this respected man January 11, 1939 in New York. Continue reading