Ya Got Trouble, Folks!

by Norman Horowitz

Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City
With a capital ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’
And that stands for ‘pool’

— The Music Man

I know it’s an arcane notion that we are, in theory, a nation of laws.

Due process, to name but one, is guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment:

No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…

And the Fourteenth Amendment:

No State shall…deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Due process generally requires fairness in government proceedings. A person is entitled to notice and opportunity to be heard at a hearing when they have life, liberty, or property at stake.   Continue reading “Ya Got Trouble, Folks!”

Toward a More Empathetic Foreign Policy…Before It’s Too Late

Building on the theme of my last Sun-Sentinel post“Our ultimate challenge is as old…as history itself: how to coexist (and survive) on this planet.” — I have a new one that gives a concrete example that’s been in the news lately. I’ll continue to expand this argument over the coming months and years as I build up to (yet another) book on the role of international law in the new world that is rapidly arriving, whether we like it or not. You’ll recognize my plea for an “empathetic” foreign policy, but you may not have thought of how that applies to China until you read this post.