Intended Audience

Intended audience means the people the writer has in mind as the readers. The intended audience will be. --a specific person (e.g., a newspaper editor) --a group of people (e.g., college students, parents) --the general public (e.g., the public at large; the typical American adult) © 2008 McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Chapter 10: Determining the Author s Purpose, Tone, Point of View, and Intended Audience.

An Inconvenient Truth

It is a hard question!

In the margin of the website

Current page

1 The Truth About The US Jury System

Back to menu


26 feb 2018

Guilty or not guilty. This is how Americans have helped keep crime in check for two and half centuries. But the US jury system isn’t perfect.

For instance, it wasn’t until 1968 that women were allowed to serve on juries in all 50 states. And while it’s been illegal to exclude African Americans from jury duty for more than 135 years …… they remain dramatically underrepresented, even today.

Each year, over 30 million people are sent a summons in the mail. From that, an estimated 1.5 million are selected to serve on a jury. And it’s during that selection process when most of the problems emerge. Attorneys have a certain number of “strikes”, or peremptory challenges, where they can remove jury candidates without any explanation. For decades, it was perfectly legal to use these strikes on a discriminatory basis — and that’s exactly what prosecutors did.

2 Wat is er gebeurd met juryrechtspraak? – Suja A. Thomas

Back to menu


2 mrt 2017

Bekijk hier de volledige les:…

Tegenwoordig beslissen jury’s in de Verenigde Staten over minder dan 4% van strafzaken en minder dan 1% van civiele zaken die bij de rechtbank zijn ingediend. Tegelijkertijd neemt het aantal jurysystemen in andere landen toe. Wat is er gebeurd in de VS? En zou het wegvallen van jury’s positief kunnen zijn? Suja A. Thomas verdiept zich in beide kanten van dit dilemma.

Les door Suja A. Thomas, animatie door Globizco.

3 Interview with a Death Row Inmate who was INNOCENT.

Back to menu

Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on Death Row in Alabama, waiting for his turn to face the electric chair. At 29 years of age he was convicted of killing two white restaurant workers. The police officers who arrested him, the judge, prosecutor and jury who sentenced him were all white. As a poor, young black man, Anthony remembers he “didn’t stand a chance.” In 2015, after three decades behind bars, Anthony was set free. The state of Alabama has never apologized or compensated Anthony in any way. Our reporter Colm Flynn sat down with Mr. Hinton for this remarkable interview to hear how he learned to forgive, and how his faith now today, is stronger than ever.

4 Anthony Ray Hinton Exonerated After 30 Years on Death Row

Back to menu


30 sep 2015

Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of the Jefferson County Jail a free man for the first time in 30 years at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. “The sun does shine,” Mr. Hinton said moments after being released following his exoneration. He was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

“Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice,” EJI Director Bryan Stevenson said. “I can’t think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.”

“The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row” is a memoir by Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Here are some key points from the book:

  1. Wrongfully convicted: In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite having no physical evidence or witnesses linking him to the crime, Hinton was convicted and sentenced to death.

  2. Life on death row: Hinton spent nearly 30 years on death row, enduring extreme isolation, brutal conditions, and the constant fear of execution. He also witnessed the executions of many of his fellow inmates.

  3. Maintaining hope: Despite the grim circumstances, Hinton maintained hope and a positive attitude throughout his time on death row. He found solace in his faith, and used humor, friendship, and music to keep his spirits up.

  4. Legal battle: With the help of the Equal Justice Initiative, Hinton’s case was eventually taken up by a team of lawyers who fought to prove his innocence. It took years of legal battles and multiple trips to the Supreme Court, but in 2015, Hinton was finally exonerated and released from prison.

  5. Forgiveness: Despite the injustice he suffered, Hinton has chosen to forgive those who wrongfully convicted him and put him on death row. He now works as an advocate for criminal justice reform, and speaks out against the death penalty.

Overall, “The Sun Does Shine” is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a scathing indictment of a justice system that too often fails the innocent.

5 WATCH LIVE: Former death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton shares his path to freedom and forgiveness

Back to menu


Live gestreamd op 15 jun 2022

Anthony Ray Hinton was sentenced to death and held in solitary confinement for 28 years on Alabama’s death row before he was exonerated in 2015. On Wednesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. ET, join Washington Post senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan for a conversation with Hinton about the young readers edition of his book, “The Sun Does Shine,” in which he shares his long road to freedom and forgiveness.

Washington Post Live is the newsroom’s live journalism platform, featuring interviews with top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices on the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life on stage.

6 Why the Innocent Plead Guilty

Back to menu


Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system as described by Judge Rakoff’s widely-read article in the New York Review of Books. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

7 How a case gets to the US Supreme Court

Back to menu


28 mrt 2017

The only way is by surviving “the rule of four”. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

Most often, the US Supreme Court grants or denies petitions to hear a case after reviewing a written request called a “petition for writ of certiorari”. Also called “the writ of cert”, it is reviewed by the Justices and granting the petition depends on whether or not it passes “the rule of four”. If it does, the case is probably one of three types: a case of national importance, a case in which a lower court decision has invalidated federal law, or a case involving a split decision in lower courts. Famously, Bush v. Gore was an example of national importance, Gonzales v. Raich was a case in which a lower court invalidated federal law, and Obergefell v. Hodges was selected by the Court in order to resolve a circuit split decision. By following this protocol of case selection, the Court has been designed to be reactive to legislative decisions made in other branches of government, as opposed to an active legislative body that seeks to create and institute new laws. Overall, the result of this design is a Court that prioritizes case selections that will enable them to enforce the uniformity of federal law throughout the country.

8 What It’s Like Being A Supreme Court Justice

Back to menu


20 jul 2018

Being a Supreme Court justice is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But it’s still a job, and a grueling one, at that. Justices often evaluate thousands of cases a year, selecting dozens that will go before the court and making decisions that will impact millions of Americans.

The position does come with some decent perks, though, like lifetime employment, a generous retirement package and obvious prestige. As Justice Clarence Thomas once told California college students, being on the Supreme Court is an honor, but he wouldn’t say he actually liked it. In fact, he lamented, there’s no money and no privacy.

9 Why U.S. Supreme Court Justices Serve For Life – Cheddar Explains

Back to menu


25 aug 2022
In a new AP poll, 67% of Americans are in favor of Supreme Court term limits. After all, a supreme court justice is the ultimate referee of all U.S. law. And even if they’re in poor health or facing mental decline or just… older than most voters think they should be, they can just… keep… on… working.

So here’s what we want to know – why did the founding fathers ever think it was ok to give judges lifetime tenure? Did this part of the American experiment have its desired outcome? And what would it take for term limits to actually be implemented for the first time in the court’s 232-year history?

10 Why Supreme Court Justices Serve For Life

Back to menu

Was There An Armenian Genocide? Why Does Armenia Hate Turkey?

11 Former Justice Stevens on the 3 worst Supreme Court decisions of his tenure

Back to menu

Former Justice John Paul Stevens spent 35 years on the Supreme Court, writing some of its most important decisions. At age 99, he is still writing, including a new memoir, and weighing in on prominent U.S. issues today. Judy Woodruff sat down with Justice Stevens in April to hear his thoughts on everything from President Trump to how a childhood accident shaped his future views on gun ownership.

12 Collapse of rape trial has cost two years of my life’ – Luke Allan

Back to menu

As Tuskegee and Nuremburg focused attention on research ethics, Yale School of Medicine Professor Robert Levine helped craft guidelines that are still used to protect human subjects.

13 Caught Cheating With Sexy Girl Prank – Just For Laughs Gags

3 jan. 2012

For once it’s actually the “It’s not what it looks like” excuse is actually the truth. Innocent men looking for a new shirt get more than they bargained for when their wives and girlfriends notice some red lipstick on their neck. Things go from bad to worse when a sexy girl comes out of the change room with a satisfied look on her face

An Inconvenient Truth

It is a hard question!

In the margin of the website

Current page