Cogitations on a Friday Afternoon

We share a wacky world.

Here are some items that struck my fancy.

Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate:The Troubling Parallels.

I am fascinated by the rapid fall from grace of Darth Vadar, the media mogul disguised as Rupert Murdoch. You may wish to read a thought-provoking article written by John Dean.

Who coined the phrase, ““Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely?” [1]

Follow up on Saturday…

Caylee’s Law and What We Really Need to Do Now to Better Protect Children:Three Proposed Legal Reforms

Caylee Anthony is just the most recent child victim whose suffering reminds us that our laws are not as child-protective as they need to be.  One element of the case is especially hard to tolerate: It is undisputed that the little girl’s mother, Casey, knew that Caylee was missing, yet never went to the authorities.  For many, that fact alone should have triggered serious punishment for Casey.Follow up video…

France makes Liza Minnelli Legion of Honour officer

Here’s one for all of you Liza Minnelli fans. Congratulations, Liza with a “Z.”

[1] John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

N.J. Senate Passes a Resolution Urging JUSTICE RIVERA-SOTO to Resign

N.J. Law Journal reports today:

The state Senate passed a nonbinding resolution on Thursday calling for the resignation of Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto, who has declared his intention to abstain from certain Supreme Court decisions on constitutional grounds. The resolution passed by the minimum 21 votes, all from Democrats. “It is the sense of the Senate that the actions of Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto are prejudicial to the administration of justice and constitute a serious violation of the public trust,” says SR-105, sponsored by Sen. Nia Gill, D-Essex. The resolution also says it is “the sense of the Senate that the actions of Justice Rivera-Soto may constitute grounds for impeachment for misdemeanor committed during his continuance in office.”