A BBC report on the Tibetan Dalai Lama recounted (purported to recount?) that the Chinese Communist Party had proclaimed that reincarnation henceforth could occur only with the the permission of the Party.
Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.