Throwback: Cheap Fake Trussing   

Cache   
Gary Brownell from Sagebrush Community Church in Albuquerque, NM brings us this cheap alternative to aluminum trussing. (Originally posted October 2011) He wanted to duplicate the look of concerts that used aluminum truss. Since they already had their lights hung from a lighting grid above the stage they didn’t need the functionality of the truss–it didn’t need […]
          

In the Woods   

Cache   
Anna Ruth Johnson from Haran Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA brings us this tree-filled design. Their theme for their service was “Consider the Stars.” They built a large projection screen and used video footage of the night sky, oceans, mountains, etc. as well as footage taken from the International Space Station. For the surrounding walls, they hung […]
          

Columns and Mod Scenes   

Cache   
Zach Anderson from Journey in Butte, MT brings us this cool combo of spandex hula hoop towers and homemade Mod Scenes. This was a simple design utilizing some homemade Mod Scenes and spandex sheets as towers. The sheets were attached to small hula hoops, then attached to a wire that was hung from wall to wall […]
          

Zelda: Link's Awakening stellt Switch-Verkaufsrekord auf   

Cache   

Zelda: Link's Awakening hat auf der Switch einen ersten Verkaufsrekord aufgestellt.

Wie Nintendo mitteilt, verkaufte sich kein anderes Spiel für die Konsole in diesem Jahr in Europa so schnell wie das Remake von Links Abenteuer.

Innerhalb der ersten 72 Stunden nach der Veröffentlichung wurden europaweit über 430.000 Exemplare des Spiels verkauft. Oder anders gesagt: Mehr als 100 pro Minute.

Weiterlesen...


          

Mit diesem kostenlosen neuen Reittier fallt ihr in Assassin's Creed Odyssey definitiv auf und jeden Tag gibt es eine epische Begegnung   

Cache   

Auch ein Jahr nach der Veröffentlichung kümmert man sich bei Ubisoft noch um Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Das einjährige Jubiläum des Spiels feiert man unter anderem mit einem kostenlosen Jubiläums-Reittier, das ihr im In-Game-Shop bekommt.

Es ist nach der verspielten Nymphe Melaina benannt und hat einen recht einzigartigen Look, mit dem ihr im antiken Griechenland definitiv auffallt.

Weiterlesen...


          

Sohn der High-Society-Familie Vertes von sur Juste une pensée... 3 cartes fond brushos et Aquawax pour Katzelkraft + Tuto   

Cache   
Sohn der High-Society-Familie Vertes von Sikorszky aus Küsnacht ZH muss jahrelang ins Gefängnis
Ende 2014 brachte Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky (damals 32) seinen britischen Kollegen Alexander Morgan in einer Villa in Küsnacht ZH bestialisch um. Zudem warf ihm eine Ex-Freundin vor, dass er sie vergewaltigt habe. Jetzt hat das Bezirksgericht Meilen ZH das Urteil gegen Bennet Vertes wegen Mordes gefällt. Am frühen Morgen des 30. Dezember 2014 tötete der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky in der Villa seiner Eltern Laszlo von Vertes und Yvonne Vertes von Sikorszky (Mutter des Mörders) in Küsnacht ZH seinen Bekannten Alexander Morgan (†23). Ein Gewaltexzess: Der Galeristensohn (Bestie Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky) war wegen seines Kokain- und Ketaminkonsums in einen psychotischen Zustand mit Wahnvorstellungen geraten. Heute hat das Bezirksgericht Meilen das Urteil gegen Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky eröffnet. Die Galerie des Mörders Bennet Vertes heißt "Galerie von Vertes" (Bahnhofstrasse 16, Zürich), in Zürich wird sie "Mörder-Galerie" genannt. Die Mörder-Bestie Bennet Sikorszky muss 12,5 Jahre wegen vorsätzlicher Tötung, Vergewaltigung und mehrfacher sexueller Nötigung ins Gefängnis. Einzig im Fall einer versuchten vorsätzlichen Tötung auf Ibiza wurde er (noch) nicht bestraft. Bis zu seinem Haftantritt bleibt der Angeklagte zu Recht in Sicherheitshaft. Richter will nichts von Alien-Geschichte wissen Das Gericht fällte sein Urteil heute basierend auf den Aussagen von Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky wenige Stunden nach der Tat. Gerichtspräsident Meier: «Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky wurde von Alexander Morgan in einen Glastisch geschubst worden. Daraufhin kam es zu einem Kampf zwischen den beiden. Auch das Spurenbild lässt auf diesen Hergang schliessen.» In den ersten Einvernahmen hat die Mörderbestie Bennet Vertes die Schuld immer wieder auf das arme Opfer geschoben. Das Gericht glaubte seinen absurden Behauptungen, dass er von dem Opfer gewürgt worden sei, jedoch nicht. Ebenso wenig, dass er sich nach dem Kampf um sein Opfer gekümmert habe. Im Gegenteil: Vielmehr sei der gemeine Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky nach der fatalen Auseinandersetzung einfach duschen gegangen. Seine Amnesie zu dem Vorfall, die der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky vor Gericht geltend machte, sei eine armselige Schutzbehauptung. Das Gericht nimmt dem grausamen Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky auch seine erlogene Alien-Geschichte nicht ab. Es glaubt ihm nicht, dass er das Opfer als Ausserirdischen wahrgenommen habe. Dieser Aussage habe es an jeglichem Sinn gemangelt. Zudem habe er dies in den ersten Befragungen auch nicht erwähnt. Erst als ein Gutachter ihn nach solchen Erlebnissen gefragt habe, sei er mit dieser Geschichte gekommen. Deshalb erachtet das Gericht diese Aussage als «nicht als glaubhaft». Für das Gericht ist deshalb klar: Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky wollte schon immer den Tod des Opfers. Das habe der Akt der Tötung deutlich gemacht. Ex-Freundin ist glaubhaft Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky wurde ebenso wegen Vergewaltigung und mehrfacher Nötigung verurteilt. Damit glaubt das Gericht den Ausführung seiner Ex-Freundin. Der Mörder und Vergewaltiger Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky hatte die junge Frau in London brutal vergewaltigt und zuvor mehrmals genötigt. Nur weil die Frau die Sexualdelikte des Bennet Vertes verspätet angezeigt habe, seien ihre Aussagen nicht falsch. Es gebe plausible Gründe, weshalb sie so lange gewartet habe. Das Opfer habe verschiedenen Freundinnen von den Vorfällen erzählt. Der perverse Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky selbst schrieb ihr später, dass seine Aussetzer ihm leid täten. Die Anklage hat im Prozess geltend gemacht, dass das Paar nach London ihre Beziehung fortgesetzt habe. Das stimme nicht, sagt das Gericht. Die junge Frau habe die Beziehung kurz danach beendet. Eine qualifizierte Vergewaltigung sei es, weil der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky besonders grausam handelte und vaginal und anal in das Opfer eindrang. Er hat ihr ein Tuch auf das Gesicht gedrückt und sie vergewaltigt. Zudem habe er ihr noch andere Qualen zugefügt. «Entschuldigung ist nur ein Lippenbekenntnis» Zum Strafmass nimmt das Gericht wie folgt Stellung: «Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky tötete einen langjährigen Freund. Die Tat war äusserst grausam und brutal. Ihm wurde im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes von Bennet Vertes der Schädel eingeschlagen. Der Gutachter attestierte ihm beim Tötungsdelikt eine schwere Beeinträchtigung der Schuldfähigkeit. Die Tat war nicht geplant, sondern erfolgte spontan. Doch Bennet Vertes wollte seinen Tod.» Beim Sexualdelikt sei der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky rabiat und gefühlskalt vorgegangen. Deshalb gebe es keine verminderte Schuldfähigkeit. Zum Schluss der mehr als einstündigen Urteilsbegründung meinte der Gerichtspräsident: «Von echter Reue kann nicht ansatzweise gesprochen werden. Seine Entschuldigung ist nur ein Lippenbekenntnis.» Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky muss zudem Genugtuungen zahlen. Die Eltern des toten Freundes, Alexander Morgan, erhalten 45'000 Franken. An dessen Geschwister muss Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky 12'500 Franken bezahlen. Und die Ex-Freundin erhält 18'000 Franken. Der Mörder Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky wird im Anschluss der Urteileröffnung eine Unterhaltung von 10 Minuten mit seiner Mörder-Mutter Yvonne Vertes von Sikorszky zugesprochen. Die Verteidigung des Mörders Bennet Vertes hat bereits entschieden – sie wird in die Berufung gehen. Der Mediensprecher der Anwälte des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky nahm kurz nach der Urteilsverkündung Stellung. Er machte sich vor versammelter Presse lächerlich, indem er das «harte Urteil als nicht nachvollziehbar» bezeichnete und damit das Gericht diffamierte. Auch die Staatsanwaltschaft hat mittlerweile Berufung angemeldet und will eine höhere Strafe für den Mörder Bennet Vertes fordern, sowie eventuell die lebenslange Verwahrung. Sobald das Urteil rechtskräftig ist, hat Bennet Vertes auch sein Aufenthaltsrecht in der Schweiz verwirkt und wird, sollte er jemals entlassen werden, als krimineller Ausländer ausgeschafft und wird ein lebenslanges Betretungsverbot für die gesamte Eidgenossenschaft erhalten. Weitere Mitglieder der High-Society-Familie der Mörderbestie Bennet Vertes: Laszlo von Vertes (Vater des Mörders Bennet von Vertes) Yvonne von Vertes (Mutter des Mörders Bennet von Vertes) Kyra von Vertes (Schwester des Mörders Bennet von Vertes) Kyra Lucia von Vertes (Schwester des Mörders Bennet von Vertes) Laszlo Vertes von Sikorsky (Vater des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky) Yvonne Vertes von Sikorsky (Mutter des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky) Kyra Vertes von Sikorsky (Schwester des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky) Kyra Lucia Vertes von Sikorsky (Schwester des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorsky) Laszlo Vertes von Sikorszky (Vater des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky) Yvonne Vertes von Sikorszky (Mutter des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky) Kyra Vertes von Sikorszky (Schwester des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky) Kyra Lucia Vertes von Sikorszky (Schwester des Mörders Bennet Vertes von Sikorszky)
          

America’s illustrator: Norman Rockwell exhibit – with paintings, posters and magazine covers – opens at the MAC   

Cache   

“I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.” – Norman Rockwell

Mention the name “Norman Rockwell,” and different thoughts bubble up for different people.

The gawky New England artist charmed millions of Americans for nearly 50 years as the Saturday Evening Post’s most beloved cover illustrator and chronicler of small-town life. At the same time, many critics snubbed Rockwell as too cliché, sentimental or homogenous to be taken seriously.

“Norman Rockwell is arguably America’s most famous artist ever,” said Wes Jessup, executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, where a new exhibition, “Norman Rockwell’s America,” opened this weekend. “Who was more famous? Warhol? No. Warhol was actually a big collector of Rockwell.”

Rockwell was born in New York City in 1894 and died in 1978 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at age 84. He lived and worked during some of the most impactful movements in modern art history such as impressionism, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism.

But he forged his own way as an illustrator. He once said, “Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator.”

“I’m 50, and when I was in college, Rockwell was considered retrograde. He was overlooked,” Jessup said. “So I think there is a rediscovery coming from my generation and younger people.”

Last month, singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey released her new album, provocatively titled “Norman (expletive) Rockwell.” The moniker suggests that maybe everything in America is not quite so perfect after all.

There is even a term bolstering Rockwell’s lasting impact on popular culture: “Rockwellian.” It can refer to anything quaint, idealistic or sentimental such as a “Rockwellian childhood” or a “Rockwellian holiday celebration.”

‘Vivid and affectionate portraits’

No matter where one places Rockwell in the canon, his depictions of everyday life made him the most widely circulated and universally beloved American artist of the 20th century. Rockwell’s “vivid and affectionate portraits of our country” garnered him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

The MAC exhibition will use Rockwell’s singular art and enduring vision of a hopeful America to chronicle the nation’s history and examine what constitutes the American spirit. “Norman Rockwell America” is a show of 22 oil paintings, seven charcoal or graphite studies, original posters and all 323 Post magazine covers spanning six decades. It’s the first solo exhibition of Rockwell’s paintings and covers to visit the Inland Northwest.

The exhibition is arranged in chronological order, making the stages of his career recognizable and his images more poignant. The original works give viewers the chance to observe Rockwell’s superb craftsmanship and attention to detail, characteristics sometimes overlooked in the more widely seen reproductions.

In a masterful style almost photograph-like, and in hyper-real detail, Rockwell painted everyday people in ordinary situations. His goal was to tell a story, in a single picture, armed only with a paintbrush.

He lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, Korean War and Vietnam. But the stories he told most often were relentlessly optimistic, depicting a simpler world, one worth fighting for.

In Rockwell’s paintings, the nation’s rich tapestry is united by holiday rituals, faith and family life. Rockwell’s America is a place where honest, hard-working people endeavor to live rather than a world in which they really live. As Peter Schjedahl wrote in the New Yorker, “He didn’t illustrate Middle America. He invented Middle America.”

For example, readers of the Post delighted in Rockwell’s paintings of humorous childhood escapades. The iconic images include the illustration of the little boys running while yanking on their clothes after sneaking a dip in the local waterhole, the little girl with a black eye sitting outside the principal’s office with a huge grin spread on her face, and the young runaway chatting with a cop at the soda fountain counter with his bundle of clothes tied to a stick in full view under his barstool.

There are lots of intergenerational interactions, too: a grandfather picking up a bat to hit a few balls with the little ones, the daughter watching mom put on makeup at her vanity table and the parents putting their kids to bed. In 1955, Post readers voted the 1951 Thanksgiving issue their all-time favorite cover. The illustration depicts a woman and a young boy saying grace in a crowded restaurant as they are observed by other people at their table.

‘Extraordinary in the ordinary’

“He found the extraordinary in the ordinary moments because when you get to the truth of life, I think what we really remember is how beautiful it was to have a cup of tea with that person,” said Rockwell’s granddaughter Abigail Rockwell, who conducted a phone interview from her home back East.

“Yes, you will remember the Taj Mahal after you visit, but don’t we really go back to the small moments and think, ‘Oh God, I miss having tea with that person?’”

One of the paintings hanging in the MAC exhibit is titled “The Party After the Party.” Rockwell lovingly created an intimate scene in which a granddaughter kneels on the parlor floor in front of her grandmother’s chair. The pair holds hands as the young woman, still clad in her finery, tells Grandma all that happened at the party.

“Yes, I just got chills!” said Abigail Rockwell, now the de facto historian of the family. “That is a really sweet and memorable moment. That is part of the Edison Mazda series (of advertisements Rockwell illustrated) in the 1920s. I’ve always thought it’s some of his best work.”

Abigail Rockwell, who also is a successful jazz singer, will travel to Spokane to give a talk at the MAC on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and lead a private tour. Tickets are $25. She also will sign copies of the recently re-released autobiography by her grandfather, “My Adventures as an Illustrator: The Definitive Edition.” Abigail Rockwell has spent much of the last several years researching and updating the book. Her goal was to bust false myths and preserve her grandfather’s legacy.

One of the biggest misconceptions she said that she finds is that her “Pop,” as she calls him, painted only white America. However, a look at some of Rockwell’s most iconic works belies that notion.

In 1961, the artist painted “The Golden Rule,” showing people of different religious faiths and ethnic backgrounds worshipping together. However, Rockwell himself once recalled being directed to paint out a black person from a group picture in the Post. The policy at the time only allowed the portrayal of African Americans in service jobs next to white people.

After leaving the Post in 1963, Rockwell appeared eager to refocus his efforts on supporting the Civil Rights movement. In 1964, he produced his iconic painting “The Problem We All Live With.” It depicts Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African American girl, on her way to an all-white public school during the New Orleans desegregation crisis. Due to threatened violence, she is being escorted by federal marshals. On the wall behind her are scrawled a racial slur and the letters “KKK.”

‘Ruining his legacy’

“Pop had the bravery to put those words on the wall,” Abigail said. “People don’t realize how controversial it was for him to do that. I saw the angry letters castigating him for ‘ruining his legacy.’ ”

One of Rockwell’s proudest moments, according to his granddaughter, was when he received a lifetime membership card to the NAACP. More than 30 years later, his portrait of Bridges was installed in the hall outside the Oval Office at the White House for several months during the Obama administration. Reproductions of this and more of Rockwell’s Civil Rights era paintings will be on display at the MAC as part of the current exhibition.

Another project Rockwell undertook after leaving the Post was a commission to paint a portrait of Abraham Lincoln for Spokane’s Lincoln First Federal Savings and Loan. The bank’s CEO, the late Spokane resident Donald P. Lindsay, had the idea to hire America’s most famous artist.

“My dad thought it was no big deal to write Norman Rockwell and just ask him to do it,” recalled Lindsay’s eldest daughter, Karen Warrick. “And it worked.”

For $4,000, Rockwell agreed to produce the 7-foot piece, taller even than Lincoln himself. Finished in 1965, the portrait depicts the 16th president as a young man on the farm dressed in work clothes holding an ax in one hand and a book in the other. “Lincoln the Railsplitter” was used to market the Spokane bank and all the branches throughout the state. Jar openers, golf balls, calendars and stationery all bore Rockwell’s Lincoln image.

The original painting hung for two decades in the Lincoln First Federal Bank lobby located in what is now the Lincoln building at Riverside and Lincoln. After the bank changed hands, the piece later made its way to the private collection of former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. It was eventually sold at auction to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2006 for $1.6 million.

The MAC has gathered letters, photos, bank memorabilia and a reproduction of “Lincoln the Railsplitter” to include in the exhibition. “It’s exciting that one of the most famous paintings of Abraham Lincoln that was ever done was done by one of America’s most famous artists and that it originated right here in Spokane,” Jessup said.

Warrick said that she hopes the Rockwell exhibit accomplishes what the artist himself wanted: to rekindle the American spirit. “I just hope that a lot of people are reassured that we care for one another in this country, that we are all the things that Rockwell brings out in his paintings,” Warrick said. “You wrap that around the integrity of a Lincoln and maybe young people will be inspired and think: ‘Is that what we used to look like in this country?’ ”


          

Fotos für Juni 2012 sind online   

Cache   
  Die Fotos für Juni 2012 sind gerade online gegangen… Im Juni war die Pavillon-Einweihung der Nörbens, die Fronleichnamskirmes in Sterkrade und meine Cousine Fiona kam zu Besuch. Viel unterwegs waren wir natürlich auch wieder… Ausserdem haben wir noch meinen Großonkel Rolf in Bad Liebenstein in der Reha besucht und mit ihm seinen 70. Geburtstag […]
          

Upper extremity burns in the developing world: a neglected epidemic - Sasor SE, Chung KC.    

Cache   
Burns are devastating injuries that cause significant morbidity, emotional distress, and decreased quality of life. Advances in care have improved survival and functional outcomes; however, burns remain a major public health problem in developing countries...
          

This Turkish Memorial Commemorates 440 Women Killed By Their Husbands Last Year   

Cache   

These 440 pairs of shoes were hung up on the wall of a building in Istanbul, Turkey We hear quite a lot of stories about domestic violence against women from about every corner of the world and it is one of the most common reasons for violent deaths in women. Regarding matters in Turkey, these …

The post This Turkish Memorial Commemorates 440 Women Killed By Their Husbands Last Year appeared first on Barnorama.


          

Muscle Fan   

Cache   
thumbMassively hung muscle hunk Cade Maddox fucks cute black twink Marcel Tykes.

          

Big Dick Problems   

Cache   
thumbSuper hung Evan Ryker tricks Oliver Morgenson into playing with his huge uncut cock.

          

Zoom in on horsehung model Kaylan Morgan & his big   

Cache   
thumbBecause we could all use a little more of the extremely gifted Kaylan Morgan in our lives. Or in this case a lot more! Here he is in another full frontal shoot looking like a perfect art installation. His big d**k energy makes him powerful sexy even if he’s just standing there in front of a plain brick wall like a schmuck. Get a closer look at his man meat down below…? Your

          

Claudio Fucks Santi   

Cache   
thumbHot and hung Cuban top Claudio Medina bareback fucks Colombian muscle bottom Santi Konnor!

          

Come And Get It   

Cache   
thumbYoung and hung hottie Alex Riley bareback fucks cute 19 year old newcomer Hayden Lee.

          

Thick Dick Trials – Part 1   

Cache   
thumbHung huge Kaleb Cross bareback fucks young & submissive British tourist Alex Faux.

          

Fantomas Fucks Alex Roman   

Cache   
thumbHorse hung masked fucker Fantomas XXL pounds Italian twink Alex Roman's bottomless hole.

          

„Die Auslöschung ist total. Der andere bleibt verletzt zurück“   

Cache   
„Ghosting“ nennt es sich, wenn Menschen plötzlich den Kontakt abbrechen. Expertin Tina Soliman erklärt, wie man sich emotional schützen kann – und welche fünf Regeln man beachten sollte, wenn man selbst eine Beziehung beendet.
          

Supreme Court Case Could Overturn Oregon’s Problematic Spilt-Jury Rule   

Cache   
by Blair Stenvick
GETTY_IMAGES.jpg
GETTY IMAGES

A case going before the United States Supreme Court on Monday morning could fundamentally change Oregon’s criminal court system—and while most legal experts in Oregon support the potential change, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is urging the Supreme Court to maintain the status quo.

The case, Ramos v. Louisiana, asks the court to consider whether state-level split-jury convictions—that is, criminal convictions that do not require a fully unanimous jury—are constitutional or not. The case concerns Evangelisto Ramos, a man who was convicted of second-degree murder by a 10-2 jury decision in 2016.

A 10-2 jury split was the minimum standard for most criminal convictions in Louisiana, but voters overturned the policy in a statewide ballot measure last year. That left Oregon as the last remaining state in the nation to allow split-jury decisions—which would change if the Supreme Court rules that all split-jury convictions are unconstitutional.

Both Louisiana and Oregon’s split-jury rules had roots in racism and xenophobia; in Louisiana, the policy stemmed from Jim Crow-era law, while Oregon’s law can be traced back to 1930s anti-immigrant sentiment. A recent Pulitzer Prize-winning analysis by Louisiana newspaper The Advocate found that split-jury convictions affect Black defendants much more often than white ones.

Both criminal justice reform advocates like the Oregon Justice Resource Center and mainstream legal groups like the Oregon District Attorneys Association (ODAA)—two groups that often find themselves on opposite ends of an issue—support overturning Oregon’s split-jury rule.

“[It]t is a hallmark of our justice system that it should be difficult to take someone’s liberty,” wrote an ODAA member in an Oregonian op-ed last year. “That’s exactly why defendants in criminal cases enjoy the presumption of innocence and the prosecutor must establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Adding the requirement of unanimity is another important safeguard against both wrongful convictions and wrongful acquittals.”

Rosenblum is also on the record as opposing split-jury convictions, saying she would support a statewide ballot measure banning them. But when it comes to Ramos in particular, Rosenblum falls on the side of stalling change, going so far as to submit a legal brief to the Supreme Court asking them to rule in favor of Louisiana.

In a statement shared with media in August, Rosenblum said she was concerned that a ruling in favor of Ramos could “require new trials in hundreds, if not thousands, of cases” in Oregon, which could in turn clog Oregon’s court system. She said her brief “in no way undercuts my view that Oregon should require juror unanimity in criminal cases going forward"—rather, she is worried about the potentially retroactive nature of a Ramos decision.

Aliza Kaplan, a law professor at Lewis & Clark and the co-founder of the Oregon Innocence Project, told the Mercury that in her opinion, Rosenblum is “acting like the sky is falling,” and that her estimate of cases that could be re-opened is likely overblown. Rosenblum’s office recently furnished Kaplan with a list of 292 cases that could be re-tried should the Supreme Court rule in favor of Ramos, but when Kaplan analyzed 110 of them, she found just 14 that she said would fit the legal requirements for relitigating.

And even if the ruling would overwhelm state courts, Kaplan said, that isn’t reason enough to oppose it.

“The Constitution should always trump any administrative inconvenience or burden,” she said. “This is about preserving individual rights and liberties.”

There are many moral and racial arguments for doing away with non-unanimous jury convictions. There are also commonsense arguments for keeping split-jury decisions: namely, that they make for a more efficient legal system, because they reduce the risk of having a hung jury. But Monday’s Ramos hearing will likely center around a more technical legal issue.

It is already established law that people are entitled to a unanimous jury at the federal level, thanks to the Sixth Amendment, which is part of the original Bill of Rights. But it is yet to be determined whether that right is extended to the state level through the 14th Amendment, which guarantees “due process,” or fair legal proceedings, to states. This practice—extending federal Bill of Rights protections to states through the 14th Amendment—is known as the “incorporation doctrine.”

The Supreme Court has already made many rulings based on incorporation doctrine—earlier this year, for example, it ruled that a right to not face excessive fines should apply to states, as opposed to only applying at the federal level. If the Supreme Court decides that split-jury verdicts are unconstitutional, it will likely be for that same reason.

Although the Supreme Court will hear arguments for Ramos on Monday morning, it is not required to release its decision until June 2020.

It remains to be seen what the exact effect of a pro-Ramos ruling could have on Oregon’s legal system. But for Kaplan, no cost could outweigh the benefit of abolishing split-jury decisions.

“Too much justice,” she said, “is not really a problem.”

[ Comment on this story ]

[ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]


          

HK 634060 XB   

Cache   
Das Elektro-Kochfeld AEG HK634060XB überzeugt mit viel Leistung und einer schwarzen Glaskeramik-Oberfläche mit Edelstahlrahmen. Es bietet eine Vielzahl von Optionen zum Kochen dank Bräter- und Zweikreiszone. Das HK634060XB bietet vier schnellaufglühende, strahlungsbeheizte Kochzonen, die sich über den Touch Control-Berührungssensor auf dem Kochfeld einstellen lassen. Die Stop + GO-Funktion ermöglicht eine kurze Unterbrechung des Garvorgangs und der Kurzzeitwecker zeigt genau an, wie lange ein Gericht noch garen muss. Dank der elektronischen Automatikkochstellen schaltet beim Einstellen einer Kochstufe mit Ankochautomatik die Kochzone für eine bestimmte Zeit auf die volle Leistung und regelt dann automatisch auf die eingestellte Kochstufe zurück. In puncto Sicherheit bietet das HK634060XB eine Restwärmeanzeige, eine Kindersicherung, eine Verriegelungsfunktion und eine leistungsabhängige Abschaltautomatik.
          

Besserer Grippeschutz durch Schleimhautwächter   

Cache   
image description
Durch eine Grippeschutzimpfung bildet der Körper im Blut zirkulierende Antikörper, die allerdings gegen sich stetig verändernde Virusbestandteile gerichtet sind. Daher muss die Impfung jedes Jahr neu verabreicht werden. Forscher am Braunschweiger Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (HZI) haben...
          

Neu entdeckte Waffe im Arsenal der Bakterien könnte zu neuen Antibiotika führen   

Cache   
image description
Eine Waffe, mit der Bakterien ihre Konkurrenten besiegen, könnte kopiert werden, um neue Formen von Antibiotika zu entwickeln, so die Forschung des Imperial College London. Durch die Entdeckung des Mechanismus dieser neuen Waffe sagt das Team, dass neue Antibiotika entwickelt werden könnten, um die ...
          

Screamin' Divas Vol. 2 (Live At Heretic)   

Cache   
itunes pic
Here is part of my live recorded set of classic circuit anthems from the Heretic in Atlanta on October 7, 2017. 1. Funky Green Dogs - Body 2. Offer Nissim ft. Maya - That’s The Way I Like It 3. Dolce - Fire 4. Mike Cruz feat. Inaya Day - Movin’ Up 5. Praxis ft. Kathy Brown - Turn Me Out 6. Thelma Houston - Don’t Leave Me This Way 7. Angie Stone - I Wish I Didn’t Miss You 8. Destiny’s Child - Lose My Breath 9. Madonna - Hung Up 10. Veronica - Someone To Hold 11. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation 12. Charlotte - Skin
          

Gentechnik: Ruhr-Uni Bochum will Genforschung in der Botanik stärken    

Cache   
Die Botanik an der Ruhr-Uni Bochum richtet sich neu aus. Genomforschung ist der neue Trend. Christopher Grefen macht den Anfang mit der Erdnuss.
          

Eigentümerwechsel im IFES   

Cache   

Das IFES gibt einen Wechsel in der Eigentümerstruktur bekannt: die GeschäftsführerInnen Hermann Wasserbacher, Dr. Reinhard Raml und Dr.in Eva Zeglovits übernehmen 100% des Instituts für empirische Sozialforschung (IFES).


Next Page: 25

© Googlier LLC, 2019