I was more recently appointed the "New Jersey Political Buzz Examiner" at TheExaminer.com, writing mostly about political issues but largely from the perspective of how the law fits--gun control, marriage, citizenship, search and siezure, church and state, Homeland Security, and matters particular to New Jersey and especially its elections. Those were indexed at Law and Politics: The Examiner Connection, but due to changes in their editorial procedures it was decided that they will all be removed from there and relocated here. To that end there is a new master index of indices for the law section to assist in locating articles. It is hoped that readers will support continued work in this area through Patreon.
keeps this site and its author alive.
(When I was at the radio station, I published a few articles of political satire in the Elmer Times, Elmer, New Jersey. Because I did not want those articles directly associated with my broadcast persona, I chose to write under the name M. Joseph Young, a version of my name (not exactly a pseudonym) which I have used ever since for books, articles, and stories. That is the name that appears on these articles.)
Why Should Cable Television Carriers Pay to Deliver Local Broadcast TV?--I think they shouldn't, that it makes little sense either legally or economically, and I say why in this brief article.
Was John Brown a Hero or a Villain?--John Brown's body lies a'moulderin' in the grave, but his truth goes marching on--so goes the civil war anthem. But the question of whether he was a hero or villain may have repercussions in today's world.
Professor Robert Lipkin, the Concert Violinist, and Abortion--I was present when Professor Lipkin first thought of this illustration, but I never had the opportunity to tell him why it failed to impress me.
Thoughts on the Ten Internet Laws Proposed by C-Net--One of the Internet giants has made suggestions and asked our opinions regarding legal regulation of the World Wide Web; I've taken it personally, and given my responses here.
The Problem with the Lottery--Looks at how gambling came to New Jersey, and the particulars of the state lottery as a voluntary tax unequally burdening the poor.