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Jack Rice - Blog

Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.

 

Jack's Blog & Media Appearances


The Jack Rice Show, Tuesday, February 6, 2007.



In Minnesota, we passed legislation requiring a public referendum before increasing taxes. However, on occasion, the legislation has found ways to avoid a referendum to raise taxes such as the time when they voted for a Twins Stadium. Should they do the same for a Vikings Stadium? Governor Pawlenty said there is no political support for a seven-county sales tax to finance a Viking's stadium. However, is there public support?




The heat is still rising on Senator Joe Biden's comments on Senator Barak Obama. Were these adjectives innocently used or is there "racial speak" involved? Is the term "articulate" synonymous with racism?



Dore Gold, Former Israeli ambassador to the UN and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs discussed the Arab-Israeli conflict. Is Jerusalem the lynch-pin? Should Israel ever agree to give part of it up?