Tag: law

Can Congress Limit Life Terms of Supreme Court Justices Without Amending Constitution?

By Michael September 27, 2020 Off

The notion that Supreme Court Justices, once appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, serve for life is as old as the Constitution, which dates to 1788.

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Senate’s rush to fill her seat before the November General Election has sparked renewed interest in limiting the terms of Supreme Court Justices. Ginsburg’s death leaves the nine-member Court with eight Justices: three liberals and five conservatives. read more

A Funeral, a Mourner, and a Murder Trial Equal a COVID-19 Outbreak

By Michael April 3, 2020 Off

Down in tiny Albany, Doughtery County, Georgia, 837 people have tested positive for Coronavirus, 32 of whom died after contracting the virus as of 1:05 pm on Friday, April 3, 2020 (See https://www.phoebehealth.com/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus/coronavirus-update).

Of the 176 Georgians who have died from this respiratory disease, Albany’s 32 deaths are more than Atlanta’s 23 as of Thursday evening, April 2, 2020 (See https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/breaking-coronavirus-cases-top-georgia-163-deaths-reported/3jRQEx8o1JUecocEVUz9KO/). read more

Joshua Brown’s Murder Spin Maybe Adding Up to Fake News?

By Michael October 9, 2019 Off

How does a young man go from being a scared, sacred, and shy witness against a police officer one week and a bold, brutal, and brazen marijuana dealer the next week?

How many pot distribution centers did the men from Alexandria, Louisiana drive pass on their way to Dallas, Texas?

How could there have been a gun battle which killed one person and severely injured another one, and there is not one media report over the weekend of gun-battle injuries related to the death of Joshua Brown? read more

Harvey Going Beyond The Law

By Michael August 27, 2016 Off

Finally, I’m going beyond the law. I’ve being trying to redefine myself since that morning in 2003 when I closed my law practice. The moment I locked an empty law office door behind me, I instantly felt different. I  felt the weight of other people’s problems literally fall from my shoulders. They crashed and sank into the carpet outside of Suite 710 at 230 Peachtree Street. It was liberating. read more

AUC Book Signing

By Michael March 5, 2015 Off

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) will host a book signing for Atlanta based authors. It has been scheduled for April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p. m. The AUC book signing will be held in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the Woodruff Library.

We are excited to announce that we have been invited to this AUC book signing event. I will present my new work, Justice In The Round: Essays on the American Jury System.

The AUC book signing is their second, in what is projected to become, an annual celebration for National Library Week. It is hosted by The Friends’ Council of the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library.

According to Chair of the Program Committee, Billie J. Hooker, Ph.D, “the purpose of the council is to identify and recognize local authors.”

The theme of the Council’s celebration this year is The March Continues: Civil Rights and More. However, “While our focus is on Civil Rights, we welcome authors who address other topics through a variety of genre,” Hooker said.

The program format will feature two authors who will review their books. “Other authors,” Hooker said, “are invited to display their books, provide information, autograph and sell copies.”

One of the reasons, I decided to release Justice In The Round ahead of schedule is because the backdrop of The Friends’ Council’s  theme this year is ideally suited for the serious discussion I have with my readers in this book. I cannot think of any better occasion or venue to launch this grave discussion on race and justice in the American legal system.

The thrust of Justice In The Round gets to the hard of the racial divide in America. It traces the roots of this divide, through documented sources, back to the eighteenth century assemble hall in Philadelphia when the framers of the United States Constitution gathered to ponder the type of government they wanted to replace the tyranny of the British Crown.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts with my friends at this event, on Sanford, Jacksonville, Ferguson, Detroit, Staten Island, Los Angeles and only God knows where the next outburst will occur.


Harold Michael Harvey, is the author of the legal thriller “Paper Puzzle,” available at Amazon and at haroldmichaelharvey.com. He can be contacted at hmharvey@haroldmichaelharvey.com