Will Justice Neil Gorsuch Matter?

Our Supreme Court issued a new opinion on employer/employee relations—written for the majority by the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/05/21/the-supreme-court-just-made-it-easier-on-employers-and-harder-on-workers/?utm_term=.738599494186 Of course, the media on both sides claim a conservative victory or the liberals say it’s a fatal strike against labor.  neil gorsuch

The politicians and the media make a big deal of Neil Gorsuch as the newest justice.  Will …

How to Poison Someone—and Not Get Caught

poisonAre there times when certain people make you so mad you’d like to poison someone—and not get caught?  As a crime writer, I explore these kinds of things and other ways to kill people.  Some people think it’s an odd way to spend your time.  A couple years ago, the editors of a crime anthology invited me to …

The “Real” CSI Faces Trouble—and So Do We

CSI faces troubleIn Washington, the “real” CSI faces trouble.  In 2009 the Academy of Sciences called for an independent commission to update several areas of forensic science.  TV shows like CSI use these kinds of tests every week.

Why is the “real” CSI in trouble?

In real life, law enforcement labs perform the same tests all over the county.  (With …

What’s Alleged Killer Lois Reiss Like?

lois reissThe story of Lois Reiss reminds me of some of the defendants I’ve represented.  A Minnesota grandma, Lois Reiss, is accused of serial killings.  I have represented some serial killers along the way—none of them female and none, certainly, grandmas!

Many people have asked me: what are serial killers like?  Now, we can ask: what is Lois Reiss …

Find Out the Surprising State of America

state of americaRespected journalist, James Fallows, has written thoughtful pieces about many parts of the world.  He’s covered Iraq, China, the U.S. media, and the presidency.  In his newest book, Our Towns, with his wife Deborah Fallows, they write about the present state of America.

If you want an accurate, fair, and uplifting book about our country, read this as …

Win an AR-15 Assault Rifle in Wisconsin Raffle

I don’t know if this is funny or awful.  By contributing to a fund raiser for two cancer patients, a police union in AR-15 assault rifleJanesville, Wisconsin is offering an AR-15 assault rifle as a prizes.  You can also win a Glock 17 automatic pistol.  See the full story in the Janesville Gazette:  http://www.gazettextra.com/news/government/raffle-of-ar–by-police-raises-questions/article_f842dd0f-99ed-5fa5-8bed-e0a66b7d9533.html

There are two cancer patients—a 3 …