Jon’s news & views

25 Jan

Our day of service on MLK Day 2015

   About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of Younghee Katz). Making the sandwiches. Certainly overdue, now that my son is eight years old, I invited him to join me and my wife to spend a day of service for this year's Martin Luther King Day. My son...

11 Jan

Random thoughts through January 11, 2015

On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries, including the following post that collects my random thoughts on the law, government, and beyond from my Twitter postings at and elsewhere. THE LAW WORLD D.C. Ct. App. reverses assault conviction for violation of 6th...

07 Jan

We are Charlie Hebdo – Do not self-censor

After today's beyond-reprehensible killings at Charlie Hebdo, some may wonder whether to self-censor to avoid being targets of violence for their words. To so self-censor is to hand victory to those threatening people for their words. Do not give them that victory. By coincidence, I parked today...

10 Dec

Today is Human Rights Day – Take action daily

Every December 10 is Human Rights Day, renewing life into the sixty-six-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human rights violations run too rampant to just observe human rights day once a year. Daily, government officials, soldiers and police worldwide torture people, execute within and without the judicial system,...