Jury service is the great equalizer and a reminder that none of us is above the court sanctioned judgment of another. If you have never sat in on a jury trial -- pick one and go. It's a real eye-opener.
The most amazing thing I've witnessed during this tragedy is the patience, restraint, and class of the family of Trayvon Martin. They've remained determined to get justice for their son, while carrying themselves with great class and dignity.
In less than the time it takes to make an ATM withdrawal, Cook County Bond Court judges make decisions affecting individual liberty and the public safety. This way of transacting justice exacts a dear convenience fee.
While only a relatively small portion of elected officials are criminals, still the frequency of arrests and indictments of members of the political class causes people to doubt the integrity and validity of the legislative process.
This week, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-1) and I sent an urgent letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders and conferees opposing provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act.
I would have liked to see Muammar Gaddafi before a court, indicted for the crimes he committed against his country. I think the violent deaths of the satraps only gives them an aura of martyrdom they do not deserve.