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Posts on 09/21/20

What Really Happened in Navalny Poisoning?

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 09/21/20 4:00 pm) I absolutely love humour and especially that of Eugenio Battaglia (21 September), with his far-fetched take on the Navalny poisoning. The story in brief: After the assassinations of such promine ...

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Why Trivialize the Navalny Poisoning? Response to Eugenio Battaglia

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 09/21/20 10:22 am) Why does Eugenio Battaglia trivialize the poisoning of Aleksei Navalny, ironize Navalny's role as dissident, minimize Vladimir Putin's role as dictator, and castigate supporters of refor ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg`s Legal Achievements, Legacy

(David Duggan, USA, 09/21/20 4:50 am) While the rest of the world is mourning the loss of the Notorious RBG, I thought I'd add some observations from the standpoint of a lawyer who never had the privilege of arguing in front of her bu ...

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With Navalny Poisoning, is North Stream 2 Endangered?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/21/20 3:50 am) A few days ago I mentioned the "hot Mediterranean Sea."  In reality, all the seas surrounding Europe are warming up including the Atlantic, where a fishing war may erupt after Brexit.&n ...

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Replacing RBG Quickly Would Not be Illegal or Dishonorable

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 09/21/20 3:10 am) Massoud Malek wrote on September 20th: "[Ruth Bader Ginsburg] freed our society from sexual and class slavery." Really? How did she do that? How did I not notice? And how did she ...

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Posts on 09/20/20

Remembering a Heist at the American Numismatic Society

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 09/20/20 12:14 pm) This is in response to John E's question about a heist at the American Numismatic Society, New York. Being a former coin collector too, I perked up when my father-in-law mentioned the heis ...

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The Culture Shock of Moving from The Netherlands to Grand Rapids

(Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 09/20/20 6:31 am) John E asked me on September 18th: "Rodolfo, tell us about the culture shock of your move from the Netherlands to Michigan (Grand Rapids). Didn't GR's cultural roots in the Netherlands ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Titan of the Law

(Massoud Malek, USA, 09/20/20 4:36 am) We are mourning the passing of the "titan of the law," the US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), who worked hard to move our way of thought and life in a more meaningful direct ...

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Is the Supreme Court Political? A Test

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 09/20/20 3:54 am) I agree with Cameron Sawyer (September 19th) that the US Supreme Court was not intended to be a political body and that the politicization of the judiciary is bad. It is certainly the case that ...

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