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Crime pays (if you can pay)

Wells Fargo committed criminal fraud against its customers. For a thorough reporting of the insanity, I suggest reading Matt Levine’s article. Employees of the bank opened 1.5 million bank accounts and applied for 500 thousand credit cards, using their...

Your voice

Writing seems simple – you sit down and let the words come out of you. Sometimes they flow easily, naturally. You have a thing to say and you know who your audience is. (You, gentle reader have always been my audience. I write for you even though...

Case Dismissed

For over a decade, Mirriam has been railing against the injustices that frequent our courts. ┬áMy piss n’ vinegar boiled when I heard about the recent case, U.S. v. Annappareddy, and Mirriam graciously lent me space to rant and rave about prosecutorial...

New ventures and adventures

In case you hadn’t heard, last week I started a Political Action Committee called American Muslim Women. The name was easy – I wanted to make sure that everyone knew we were Americans first and foremost. That’s the initial requirement. This group is...

Your sense is not so common

Once again I allowed you, dear reader, to dictate what the subject matter of today’s blog post should be. I gave you many options and this week you picked that I should write about the absurdity of the law. This post could be very, very long. I spent a good deal...

Stare Decisis and you

We lawyers love being fancy. We like our fancy words and phrases and we act like latin is our mother tongue. To be honest, we rarely use it, even in most legal writing since the style of today is down homey and casual. I know I try not to write so much like a lawyer...

Your mom

I could write poetry for days about my mother. I’ve written many posts about her in this blog because she has been an enormous influence on my life. She was a woman who didn’t leave her house after she was 10 without a burqa, she didn’t go to school...

The murder of Qandeel Baloch.

Maajid Nawaz wrote a wonderful piece about Qandeel Baloch, the social media sensation of Pakistan. His article is powerful, moving, and rational all at the same time. This is a tough thing to do when writing about things that are as politically and emotionally charged...

Podcast Interview with A J Delgado is Up!

This week Mirriam chats with A.J. Delgado. A.J. is an attorney, conservative commentator, columnist, public speaker and author. She has been published in the American Conservative, National Review, and The Miami Herald as well as appearing on radio, online and cable...