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Habeas Quaestus following the trials and tribulations of a New York law student trying to translate the capitalist framework provided to her into an analysis that fits her own intersectional Marxist politics. It employs a Marxist analysis, but is also informed by the political theory of Frantz Fanon, Audre Lorde, Gayatri Spivak, and many others.

Habeas Quaestus is not an arm of the state and doesn’t even pass the Edmonson-Lueger Test, so you do not have free speech in the comment section. Comments will not be deleted for disagreeing, dissenting, or even being a little bit rude. However, discriminatory statements will be deleted and if it happens twice I will ban you. I’m sure none of the trolls will even read this but hey, I’m a wannabe lawyer and love disclaimers.

Habeas Quaestus is a pun on the legal term habeas corpus, a Latin phrase literally translating to “to give the body,” used to describe a legal motion releasing a detainee. I decided on this name because I am interested in re-shaping laws in order to facilitate the conditions for a workers’ revolution that will bring about a socialist state and an economy based on cooperation and human needs. Quaestus is the Latin word that roughly translates to “profit”: as a Marxist, my foundational concern is the exploitation of the working class, so I want “to give the profit” to them rather than to the capitalists who currently hold it nearly in its entirety.

As a disclaimer, this blog does not represent the views of any socialist party, nonprofit organization, law firm, union, or what is fashionable in the Brooklyn hipster-Leftist scene.

An additional disclaimer: this blog is for discussing Marxist analysis of legal issues. It is not in anyway meant to disseminate legal advice, especially since its author is not a lawyer. If you need legal advice, talk to an attorney. Seriously. It is usually free, and while I know a lot of people who regretted not talking to an attorney about their issue I know of only a handful who regretted talking to an attorney about their issue (all around the prosecution of sexual violence unfortunately).
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