Search Results for: ex post facto

The President As Executioner; the Unconstitutionality of Targeted Killings of Americans on American Soil By R. Tamara de Silva March 6, 2013          In the 2004 decision of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court of the United States reminded President George W. Bush’s administration that, “we are heirs to a tradition given […]

Drew Peterson’s Verdict, Appeal and the Cranes of Ibycus By R Tamara de Silva September 10, 2012            Every so often, Lady Justice allows in her hallowed halls occupants, making up in sheer bluster what they wholly lack in gravitas-seemingly more worthy of inhabiting a circus side show than the halls […]

A Tale of Two Classes of Defendant and Lanny Breuer By R Tamara de Silva January 28, 2013   “swaying power such as has never in the world’s history been trusted in the hands of mere private citizens,…after having created a system of quiet but irresistible corruption-will ultimately succeed in directing government itself.  Under the […]

Comparing the Incomparable- Credit Ratings Agencies Revisited By R. Tamara de Silva January 17, 2011 Yesterday, Standard & Poor’s relieved the Eurozone’s bail-out fund, the European Financial Stability Facility (“EFSF”) of its AAA credit rating, possibly hampering the fund’s ability to contain the European debt crisis. This comes on the heel’s of the S&P stripping […]