Interesting. What now of the Abel Test and the like?

Proclivity has been assessed and used (New Hampshire, I recall) to deny, or terminate, employment of social workers.  Methinks, that is now illegal.

Here is an article on the use in post-conviction criminal cases, but also in civil cases.

I will look for specific cases of use in employment screening, but I know that at least one case in which, without an actual event, it resulted in a termination.

Additional reading, see Plethysmograph, this first reference specifically mentions its use in employment screening, albeit with legality caveat.



Why the Pentagon Would Rather Not Get Involved

Watching the video again is well worth the minutes it takes to look it up on any of the news sites.  What is seen when that solitary man, groceries in hand, stops that line of tanks to defend the protesters in Tiananmen Square from a military advance is nothing less than an amazing act of courage.  No one could deny that.

On the other hand, in the Pentagon, this is also seen as a dangerously mammoth breakdown in discipline — a true Capt. John Yossarian moment — by that tank crew.  The fates of the man and the tank crew are unknown, a totalitarian advantage.

In our democracy, with cameras rolling, all it could take is for one soldier, unwilling to harm or kill a fellow countryman, to initiate the collapse of a trillion dollar army.

Historical Implications

Okay, I need some help from some smart lawyer types; even you internet paralegals might assist.

We know Trump likes to invoke and undo, specifically using his EOs to reverse his predecessors’ efforts.

Now we’re facing his ordering the military into the States to dominate dissent and protest (Where have I heard that before?) — even in the States that make no request for such Federal military assistance.  Just gonna send in the troops and take over.

But my real question, and one of y’all might know the answer, is this:

“When he signs the EO overturning emancipation, will I get a 1-for-1 restoration of my great-great-grandfather’s slaves, or will the entire lineage fall under ownership?”  I mean, after all, this could be a serious chattels issue akin to mustang herd ownership.

Aunt Sally Lives

The outcome of long term Consevative thinking:

“Due to the meatpacking, though, that’s where the Brown County got the (corona virus) flare. It wasn’t just the regular folks in Brown County,” Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack said.

Huck Finn: “Well, running aground wasn’t the real problem—that only held us up a little. We also blew out a cylinder head .”

Aunt Sally: “Good gracious! anybody hurt?”

Huck Finn: “No’m. Killed a n——.”

Aunt Sally: “Well, that’s lucky, because sometimes people get hurt.”