On this Thanksgiving Day, one of my thanks goes to the Lexington Herald-Leader and it’s most helpful editors. Sadly, the topic, private, for-profit prisons, is not so light: “Without this access, we had to wait for an Inspector General’s report documenting dangerous patterns in the private-prison industry. The Justice Department’s top internal investigator found that.
Elected judges are bad for the republic and the law “Sound jurisprudence simply cannot fit onto bumper stickers, or into 30-second ad buys. . . . Our independent judiciary cannot protect due process and the rule of law if it requires paid politicians to beg campaign donors amid electoral hysteria. “
Here is one of the sick jokes about tackling the Federal Bureau of Prisons under the Federal Tort Claims Act: when (1) damages are often measured by lost wages and medical expenses, and (2) lawyers are limited to no more than a quarter of the pittance that long-term inmates will be out for lost wages.
A significant number of my appointments in Durham County courts involved some form of additional punishment for having not been able to pay the monetary penalties from a prior event. Sometimes, like with the Driving with License Revoked charges, it was all about the money. The first substantial money punishment became additional administrative money charges,.
I’m pleased to report that the updated CV (http://jayhurst.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EJ_Hurst_II_CV_17-0611.pdf) includes full admissions in more federal courts, a sampling of my publications, and a mailing address more accessible to my Lexington residence: 1890 Star Shoot Parkway Suite 170, PMB 371 Lexington, Kentucky 40509 With the twin toddlers finally comfortable around extended family, I will seek Kentucky.