Trendspotting: The Glory and the Dream

Prior to the events of March 11, 2005, in Fulton County, Ga., I addressed in this space the remarkable changes that are occurring in America’s system of jurisprudence. A Kansas state court judge had reminded me that our current fascination with "boutique" courts would dissipate; tradition would prevail in our "temples of justice."

This piqued my interest.

Read more

Trend Spotting

Chiseled into the cornerstone of the Department of Archives Building in Washington, D.C., is the admonition that "The past is prologue." Other proverbs, such as "Ignore the lessons of the past and be doomed to repeat them" and "There is nothing new under the sun," could lead to questions regarding the wisdom of a column devoted to trends.

Read more