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  1. Cordelier

    Bernard Kerik

    Good. So what's the problem?
  2. Cordelier

    Bernard Kerik

    If Kerik truly didn't attend the meeting or have any involvement with the matter, then he should comply with the subpoena and make a deposition to that effect. If no evidence is found to contradict his deposition, then he's got nothing to worry about. If it does, though, well, then that's...
  3. Cordelier

    The Ninth Amendment

    So explain to me the dichotomy in your thinking.... Providing for the Air Force - even though it isn't listed under the spending functions of Congress - is considered "necessary and proper" in providing for the common dense.... but providing for Medicare - even though it isn't listed under the...
  4. Cordelier

    Most powerful non-president US politician in history?

    If you're going down that rabbit hole, why not pick John Foster Dulles? He was the true architect..... McNamara was just building according to Dulles' plan.
  5. Cordelier

    The Ninth Amendment

    Look at it this way, Hiker.... we tax to pay for the debt, provide for the common defense and for the general welfare. As we expand the power to tax, we also expand the power to spend on those three areas. And if you disagree with that... ask yourself this question - is the USAF...
  6. Cordelier

    The Ninth Amendment

    Really? And what's the spirit of the Constitution? It's that the power to spend is tied to the power to tax. As the power to tax broadens - as it did with the ratification of the 16th Amendment - then so too does the power to spend for the general welfare.
  7. Cordelier

    The Ninth Amendment

    Challenge it on what basis, though? Like I said before, if "general welfare" wasn't a separate grant of spending power to Congress, then why use the term at all?
  8. Cordelier

    JFK assassination & Jack Ruby

    I wonder how many people know that Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.... and Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy?
  9. Cordelier

    JFK assassination & Jack Ruby

    Cannae I point out that probably wouldn't have happened with adequate signage?
  10. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    I'm just spit-balling, man. I have no idea whether my scenario is feasible or not.... all I am saying is that I've found an avenue where it could be attempted and where, in all likelihood, it has been tried before. I just don't have the resources at my disposal to go the spot on the legal map...
  11. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    I think we're on the same page there... hopefully I'm just more cynical than you - because I don't see any chance of this decision boding well for the future, no matter what spin is put on it.
  12. Cordelier

    (W:#941)If Christianity were proven true...

    Christianity is just one corner of human spirituality. I became a Christian pretty much because I was born in the place where I was, into the family I was born into. And as impressive as my birth was to me personally, I don't think it was of global spiritual significance. If I were born in...
  13. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    I'm pretty sure there's at least one precedent out there for an acquittal at least being heard for review on a prosecutor appeal - Westlaw doesn't make a key for a case that has never come up. But I can't take it further than that without having access to KeycCite. C'est la guerre. Admittedly...
  14. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    I don't expect you to understand this... but I don't automatically believe everything I read. Tell me something is impossible, and I tend to take that as a challenge. :)
  15. Cordelier

    The Ninth Amendment

    I already cited a passage from Butler that sums it up pretty succinctly. But even if you look at the Constitution's text on it's own, why would it even cite the phrase "general welfare" if it wasn't a separate grant of Congressional power? If they only intended Congress to have the powers...
  16. Cordelier

    (W:#941)If Christianity were proven true...

    You can call it "Dave and Bill's Wild Trip" for all I care. It's the teaching of a false prophet.
  17. Cordelier

    (W:#941)If Christianity were proven true...

    Obviously you have a secular right to do so.... but don't kid yourself that your behavior is in any way "Christian". By my reckoning, you're nothing more than a modern-day Pharisee.
  18. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    And it was entirely within the right of the defense to request that. My problem is with the reasonable person standard that the jury was instructed to apply to Rittenhouse. You can't try someone as an adult and apply a juvenile standard to them. Barring some form of mental impairment, the same...
  19. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    Admission is the first step to a cure. Do you have access to Westlaw Keycite at your firm? Because if you do, trying looking up the following keynote: - Criminal Law (110) - Review (XXIV) - Right of Review (D) - Right of prosecution to review (1024) - Verdict or judgment of acquittal (5) I'm...
  20. Cordelier

    (W#4255)The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the intentional first degree homicide of 2, injuring of 1

    Not yet. But I'm not exactly an expert on Wisconsin Criminal Law. If it were a Federal case, though, under Rule 30 (d) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the prosecutor would have had to have objected to the instruction before the jury retired for an Appellate Court to take up the matter.
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