The Most Important Opinion of John Roberts

We do not have to be a supreme court justice, or a decider-in-waiting at an elite private school, to understand in our lane of life as a decider the importance of humility, balance, and a measured view of our own opinions. Very few decisions or comments, including comments about politics and pandemics, driven to the edges of available options by stridency, ego or largely anecdotal one-time personal experiences, take us to the best place. And just calling those decisions and comments every time we have a disagreement with someone a stand on principle does not make all of them so, does it?

Plowing to the Mark

The first lawyer I ever heard my father speak of was Andy Blair. Mr. Blair was a hard working lawyer who had climbed his way up from his small town roots.  My father admired hard work as much as most any other virtue, and he had deep admiration for this lawyer who had...

The Eyewitness

One of the more surprising truths concerning the trial of a lawsuit is about eyewitness testimony. It is often one of the most unreliable forms of evidence there is. But how can a witness who is there to see the event in question be unreliable? Most of us who watch...