IN DEFENCE … NO, MAKE THAT IN PRAISE, OF OMAR KHADR

Here’s a newsflash for all those American servicemen serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. And for their wives. When you enlist in a nation’s armed forces, there’s an understanding that at some point you may be asked to go off somewhere to try to kill some people. No, not people who were trying to kill you … Continue reading IN DEFENCE … NO, MAKE THAT IN PRAISE, OF OMAR KHADR

TWO LECTURES YOU WON’T GET AT LAW SCHOOL

   LESSON 1: NATURAL LAW AND POSITIVE LAW There are, among the Great Unwashed – that’s everybody except me, by the way – some pretty serious misconceptions about law. Some people, including some philosophers, think there’s something called natural law, by which they mean rules that govern how we should behave - and would govern how … Continue reading TWO LECTURES YOU WON’T GET AT LAW SCHOOL