Monthly Archive: January 2014
As far as I am concerned, these people are owed gobs of money. False accusation, conviction and imprisonment is one of the most heinous things you can do to a person short of murder. How do you repay twenty-one prime years stolen from a life? If I were the jury rewarding damages, I don’t think I’d consider a miliion a year per person the be excessive. I’m not sure I’d consider it to be enough, for something that has no price. Everyone involved in railroading them deserves to be sued into poverty. As Glenn Reynolds notes, this was one of many cases.
That’s even more than Obama’s 57 states! This is an amusing and intriguing hypothetical map experiement showing what the US could look like had all secession movements succeeded. Clearly there is more to it than that, to make Cuba a state, for instance. And we gained some from the present Mexico, but Canada not so much.