Tyranny of the American Bar Association

by Ellis Washington -- My study found that Clinton nominees had more than 10 times better odds of getting the ABA's highest rating than similarly credentialed Bush appointees. In short, being nominated more…

The treachery of Brown v. Board of Education

by Ellis Washington -- The Brown opinion forever created in the minds of American society that black people are not equal to white people based on the moral suppositions of the Constitution. more…

Common law vs. continental law: Rules vs. truth

by Ellis Washington -- Lady Justice, or Justitia, personification of moral force that underlies legal system The criminal is to go free because the constable has blundered. – Justice Benjamin Cardozo You're more…

A Christmas valentine

by Ellis Washington -- Prologue This essay was written in January 1999 and was originally titled, "Caroline My Valentine." It was written in the dialectical manner of Socrates, in quasi-poetical verse and more…

Hellary: Machiavelli's evil twin

by Ellis Washington -- Politics have no relation to morals. The end justifies the means. – Machiavelli I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president! more…

Why secularists hid Bach's music

by Ellis Washington -- Note: This column is to be read with Bach's music playing quietly in the background – perhaps the Aria from his "Goldberg Variations" for solo piano.Prologue This dialogue more…

A giant in a wheelchair

by Ellis Washington -- All children are my children. ~ Julia Mae McCarty Green (1925-2007) Dear reader, in today's column I write with a heavy heart, for last Saturday saw the passing more…

3 legends face Judgment Day

by Ellis Washington --  Socrates (470-399 B.C.) a famous Greek philosopher from Athens who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle. Socrates used a method of teaching by asking questions. The Greeks called more…

Is Giuliani a dime-store Dewey?

by Ellis Washington -- [Rudy Giuliani] a thrice-married, ex-mayor of New York whose career [43% approval rating] was on life-support, but for 9/11. ~ Ellis Washington, "Neville Chamberlain's revenge" President Truman holds more…

Obsolete lawyers and IEDs

by Ellis Washington -- The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. ~ Shakespeare, "Henry VI" (Part II) Desperate times calls for desperate measures. We as Americans may not always more…