Naruto v. Slater | U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018)

Naruto v. Slater U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018) This case was brought on behalf of seven-year old crested macaque on the Indonesian Island of...

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine | Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 | 224 SW 2nd 854

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 224 SW 2nd 854 The prosecuting attorney of Greene Country, Missouri sought to destroy...

The Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates  Three of Plato’s dialogues—Apology (defense), Crito (a refused offer of escape), and Phaedo (reflections on immortality)—are devoted to the conviction and execution of Socrates. The charge...

Eastern Kentucky Coal Mine

Eastern Kentucky Coal Mine In preparation for a course on the ethics of work and leisure, I was able to videotape (by the light of our helmets) five miners in...

Madrid’s Art Museums

  Madrid’s Art Museums Within easy walking distance of each other lie Madrid’s three great art museums of the Golden Triangle—the Prado, the Reina Sophia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Though they...

Strong-Point Defense

Strong-Point Defense  This map features standard military symbols for a strong-point defense. It represents infantry and anti-tank units dug in within a circle, with perimeter screening from a cavalry unit,...

Auto Assembly Line

Since Henry Ford established the first automobile assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan (a town within metropolitan Detroit), this approach to making cars has become the industry standard. The “map”...

Four Corners

A good many tourists make their way to a remote spot in the American West, the point at which four states – Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona (clockwise from the...

U.S. v. Causby

U.S. v. Causby 328 U.S. 256 (1946) Justice William O. Douglas, who wrote this legal opinion, observed, “It is an ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of the land extended...

The Progressive Treasure Map

The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard spoke of truth in terms of “inwardness,” “passion,” and “subjectivity,” and is best known for urging a “leap of faith” into belief in God and Christ. Opponents...