"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill it teaches the whole people by its example.
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself."
–Supreme Court Justice Brandeis

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Note: Cross posted from [wp angelfury] A Human Rights Issue-Custodial Justice.


New announcement to the public at

    Attention psychs: it's simple. Plan on releasing every bit of material
    related to the friggin' tests -- or don't use them for "expert witness"

    "As otherwise required by law" means fundamental fairness,
    transparency, due process, and the U.S. constitution. It doesn't mean
    wasting other people's time and money to protect Pearson. Or your own
    self interests. It doesn't mean an extortion racket, where litigants
    in court have to hire yet another psych. It means forking over
    everything immediately upon being asked to do so, to both sides,
    without a subpoena or court order. It doesn't mean sending specious
    letters to the judge professing "integrity" or faux ethics.

    Professionals who actually have ethics and integrity don't accept jobs
    that they know going on will create a conflict of interest.

    Everyone else -- judges, lawyers, litigants: watch this space for more
    info on how to deal with psych testing in court, as well as information
    about the specific tests. Coming soon, an educational critique of the
    MMPI, including a question by question analysis with suggested answers,
    to illustrate why none of this precious nonsense ever should be used
    for any forensic purposes. It's time to throw a little sunlight and
    free speech on the alchemy and pseudo-science. The goal? It's time
    that test publishers forbid psychs from administering any of these
    tests in connection with court proceedings.


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