What Is Justice?

“Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered. Societies base their laws and political orders on justice, trying to make all laws and orders be applied fairly over everyone. Let’s jump into a little history.

The concept of justice differs in every culture. An early theory of justice was set out by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic. Advocates of divine command theory argue that justice issues from God. In the 17th century, theorists like John Locke argued for the theory of natural law. Thinkers in the social contract tradition argued that justice is derived from the mutual agreement of everyone concerned. In the 19th century, utilitarian thinkers including John Stuart Mill argued that justice is what has the best consequences. Theories of distributive justice concern what is distributed, between whom they are to be distributed, and what is the proper distribution. Egalitarians argued that justice can only exist within the coordinates of equality. John Rawls used a social contract argument to show that justice, and especially distributive justice, is a form of fairness. Property rights theorists (like Robert Nozick) take a deontological view of distributive justice and argue that property rights-based justice maximizes the overall wealth of an economic system. Theories of retributive justice are concerned with punishment for wrongdoing. Restorative justice (also sometimes called “reparative justice”) is an approach to justice that focuses on restoring what is good, and necessarily focuses on the needs of victims and offenders.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice

 

 

How does money laundering work? – Delena D. Spann

Money laundering is the term for any process that “cleans” illegally obtained funds of their “dirty” criminal origins, allowing them to be used within the legal economy. And the practice is about as old as money itself. But how does it actually work?

“Money laundering is the process of transforming the profits of crime and corruption into ostensibly “legitimate” assets. In a number of legal and regulatory systems, however, the term money laundering has become conflated with other forms of financial and business crime, and is sometimes used more generally to include misuse of the financial system (involving things such as securities, digital currencies, credit cards, and traditional currency), including terrorism financing and evasion of international sanctions. Most anti-money laundering laws openly conflate money laundering (which is concerned with the source of funds) with terrorism financing (which is concerned with a destination of funds) when regulating the financial system.

Some countries define money laundering as obfuscating sources of money, either intentionally or by merely using financial systems or services that do not identify or track sources or destinations. Other countries define money laundering in such a way as to include money from an activity that would have been a crime in that country, even if the activity was legal where the actual conduct occurred. There has been some criticism of anti-money laundering laws with some commentators saying that this broad brush of applying money laundering to incidental, extraterritorial, or simply privacy-seeking behaviors are like a financial thoughtcrime.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_laundering

 

What is Impeachment?

“Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body formally levels charges against a high official of government. Impeachment does not necessarily mean removal from office; it is only a formal statement of charges, akin to an indictment in criminal law, and is thus only the first step towards removal. Once an individual is impeached, he or she must then face the possibility of conviction via legislative vote, which then entails the removal of the individual from office.

Because impeachment and conviction of officials involve an overturning of the normal constitutional procedures by which individuals achieve high office (election, ratification, or appointment) and because it generally requires a supermajority, they are usually reserved for those deemed to have committed serious abuses of their office. In the United States, for example, impeachment at the federal level is limited to those who may have committed “high crimes and misdemeanors”.

Impeachment has its origins in English law but fell out of use in the 18th century. It exists under constitutional law in many nations around the world, including Brazil, the Republic of Ireland, Philippines, Russia, South Korea and the United States.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment

“Has any president been impeached?
Only two presidents have ever been impeached by the House, and both were acquitted by the Senate. Andrew Johnson was targeted in 1868 because of a power struggle over policy in the post–Civil War South; Bill Clinton, in 1998, over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Richard Nixon faced impeachment, but quit first. (See below.) Impeachment chatter is rife again following the appointment of a special counsel to investigate potential collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, and Trump’s legal team has reportedly begun researching how to defend him if he’s impeached. The odds of Trump being impeached before the end of his first term have risen to 60 percent, according to betting house Paddy Power, and at least 26 Democrats and two Republicans have dropped the I-word. But the impeachment process is long, complicated, and heavily influenced by partisan considerations. If it happens, says Bill McCollum, a former Republican member of Congress who voted to impeach Clinton, “it’s not going to happen overnight.” https://theweek.com/articles/702650/how-does-impeachment-work

Top 10 Best Celebrity Lawyers

These lawyers are celebrities, and often because they work for celebrities. These guys been in the omst famous court cases ever, and represented really big clients. From instant  quotes such as “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit” to taking on civil rights court cases such as Julian Assange’s extradition case, these lawyers are some of the best, bravest and most famous in the world.

 

  • Gloria Allred Celebrity clients: The family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Paula Jones, Amber Frey (girlfriend of Scott Peterson).
  • David Boies tended to Michael Moore, George Steinbrenner, Carly Simon
  • Alan Dershowitz represented O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, socialite Claus van Bulow and Patricia Hearst.
  • Martin Garbus represented Al Pacino, Robert Redford Tom Brokaw, Sean Connery, Richard Gere.
  • Mark Geragos worked with Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Chris Brown and Scott Peterson.
  • Allen Grubman worked with bruce Springsteen (pictured), Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez.
  • Gerald Shargel worked with Marc Dreier, Joe Halderman, Murder Inc founder Irv Gotti.
  • Howard K. Stern worked with Anna Nicole Smith.
  • Joe Turner represented Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey.

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