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Neal Davis is a top-rated Texas attorney, specializing in both and litigation. Neal is a native Houstonian. He majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, and spent part of his childhood in Mexico. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, and became licensed to practice law in Texas in 1999. Studying at the University of Texas not only prepared Neal Davis academically, but gave him the opportunity to meet his mentor, Dick DeGuerin.
Unlike employment law based on the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution,which only applies to government employees,the principles in this essay are applicable to employees,even employees of for-profit and non-profit organizations.
A principle of the American criminal justice system is that all defendants are "innocent until proven guilty." Neal Davis and his skilled legal team represent individuals accused of committing crimes. For nearly 20 years, Neal Davis has successfully defended clients in Texas and federal courts in all types of criminal matters at all phases, from state misdemeanors to complex federal matters. Often, he has favorably resolved criminal cases quickly and quietly, without the need for trial.
~Thomas Fuller, , 1732
The law to‑day is absolute and inexorable — it has even set itself above Justice, whose instrument it was intended to be.
In the course of time, however, the law grew up out of their decisions and accumulated a stolid mass of outworn tradition, until to‑day legality has become so encumbered with lifeless relics of the past that the courts no longer express living social standards and the ideal of Justice, but merely the dead weight of legal precedents and obsolete decisions, hoary with age.
~Margaret Sanger, "Shall We Break This Law?" in , February 1917
The whole function of Justice has become petrified and encrusted with the barnacles of antiquated tradition.
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A certain witty advocate, Marchand, observed: "One would risk being disgusted if one saw politics, justice, and one's dinner in the making." ~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas (Chamfort, 1741–1794), translated from French
Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.
Can this rise in the total number of civil servants be accounted for except on the assumption that such a total must always rise by a law governing its growth? It might be urged, at this point, that the period under discussion was one of rapid development in naval technique. The use of the flying machine was no longer confined to the eccentric. Submarines were tolerated if not approved. Engineer officers were beginning to be regarded as almost human. In so revolutionary an age we might expect that storekeepers would have more elaborate inventories to compile. We might not wonder to see more draughtsmen on the pay-roll, more designers, more technicians and scientists. But these, the dockyard officials, increased only by 40 per cent in number, while the men of Whitehall increased by nearly 80 per cent. For every new foreman or electrical engineer at Portsmouth there had to be two more clerks at Charing Cross. From this we might be tempted to conclude, provisionally, that the rate of increase in administrative staff is likely to be double that of the technical staff at a time when the actually useful strength (in this case, of seamen) is being reduced by 31.5 per cent. It has been proved, however, statistically, that this last percentage is irrelevant. The officials would have multiplied at the same rate had there been no actual seamen at all.
Those terrifying verbal jungles called laws are simply such directives, accumulated, codified, and systematized through the centuries.
It would be rational, prior to the discovery of Parkinson's Law, to suppose that these changes in the scope of Empire would be reflected in the size of its central administration. But a glance at the figures shows that the staff totals represent automatic stages in an inevitable increase. And this increase, while related to that observed in other departments, has nothing to do with the size—or even the existence—of the Empire. What are the percentages of increase? We must ignore, for this purpose, the rapid increase in staff which accompanied the diminution of responsibility during World War II. We should note rather the peacetime rates of increase; over 5.24 per cent between 1935 and 1939, and 6.55 per cent between 1947 and 1954. This gives an average increase of 5.89 per cent each year, a percentage markedly similar to that already found in the Admiralty staff increase between 1914 and 1928.