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Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. April 14, 2021 New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “More Americans have died from guns just since 1975 — including suicides, murders and accidents (more than 1.5 million) — than in all the wars in United States history, dating back to the Revolutionary War (about 1.4 million). No one is spared. In a...

    The post Just the facts appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  2. April 13, 2021 The number of billionaires on Forbes Magazine’s 35th annual ranking swelled by 660 to 2,755 in one year. The billionaires’ combined fortunes increased to $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year. The top 10 alone are worth $1.15 trillion, led by Jeff Bezos, who maintained the top spot for the fourth...

    The post Priorities appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  3. April 12, 2021 By some estimates, the production of concrete is responsible for ten percent of the world’s carbon emissions. That figure may be about to go down. And maybe by a lot. The Richard Branson-financed start-up CarbonCure has developed a way to sequester carbon in concrete, which is then shipped around the world for...

    The post Concrete steps toward reducing global warming appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  4. April 11, 2021 I have served on the School Board of my little town for something like 25 years.  I am also as close to a First Amendment absolutist as you are likely to find. That’s why I find the story of Kristine Hostetter so compelling. Hotstetter, 54, appears, by all accounts, to be a...

    The post Quite a quandary appeared first on Charlie Buttrey.

  5. April 10, 2021 Ron Keine was convicted of murder in New Mexico in 1974 and was sentenced to be executed. Two years later, he was released from prison after the murder weapon was traced to a law enforcement officer who admitted to the killing, and after it was determined that police and prosecutors had conspired...

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