If There is Doubt, Death Can Not Be Upheld- Capital Punishment, Troy Davis and Sharia

I have been watching at a distance as the State of Georgia prepared to execute Troy Davis.  I tweeted away in astonishment, shock and revulsion at the failure of our justice system. Officer MacPhail, a off duty police officer serving as a security guard, was murdered.  My condolences to the family for having to goContinue reading “If There is Doubt, Death Can Not Be Upheld- Capital Punishment, Troy Davis and Sharia”

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The Day after 9/11

The day after 9/11.  That first day after where everyone began to grapple with the “meaning” of the new reality we found ourselves in.  Something that I found tugging at my heart in all the reflection was spread through out the twitter and Facebook status world: On 9/11, I’ll mourn the nearly 3,000 lives lost,Continue reading “The Day after 9/11”

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Exploring “Progressive Politics”

In a bid to better understand my politics I been on this independent reflection process.  I really want to find the “progressive inside me” but I don’t know.  I think if anything it would be great to better define my values, figure out what are the driving principles that play themselves out in my politics.Continue reading “Exploring “Progressive Politics””

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Reflection On the Past Ten Years- inadequate, selfish, but real

“I got mad respect for you now, you got to be disciplined to do that shit five times a day” exclaimed a classmate who found me with my forehead on the ground in between a stack of dusty library shelves praying.  The secret was out; there was no denying it now- I was a Muslim! Continue reading “Reflection On the Past Ten Years- inadequate, selfish, but real”

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C.A. Esquire: You best hide yo’highlighters; hide yo’Books; hide yo’Notes

A jaunt through my imagination, which rests in a certain degree of reality, if you will allow me: Well obviously we got a punk law student in the library.  They trolling around between stacks, snatching your books, tearing up yo’notes and just causing chaos to your already crazy law school life.  So you need toContinue reading “C.A. Esquire: You best hide yo’highlighters; hide yo’Books; hide yo’Notes”

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OC Progressives Need Not Fear- NLC OC Is Here!

To continue this stream of public out loud political discovery I am coming out and being official about it- progressive.  Seems like such a simple word, that could mean so many things. To me, the current working definition of “progressive” is within the political context, obviously.  It has to do with the idea of beingContinue reading “OC Progressives Need Not Fear- NLC OC Is Here!”

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C.A. Esquire- The 1L Way: Constantly Feeling Stupid?

I have shared some practical advice about law school so far.  I haven’t really elaborated on my own thoughts about the law school experience, so in this post I thought I would make things personal. Law school is this constant feeling of wanting to check yourself for the “stupid gene.”   I kid you not,Continue reading “C.A. Esquire- The 1L Way: Constantly Feeling Stupid?”

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Big Swell, “The Wedge” (Newport Beach, CA) and Photographing Surfers

To keep my sanity I have tried to take some time each week to develop a hobby and skill in an area of interest that I haven’t spent much time pursuing.  Photography is something I have found to be fascinating.  The ability to capture a moment and make it last forever is captivating for me,Continue reading “Big Swell, “The Wedge” (Newport Beach, CA) and Photographing Surfers”

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