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Give Me A Heart Attack

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments

According to a recent statement reported by the Washington Post, Curt Furbrain — I’m sorry, I think that might actually be Furberg — is advocating for warning labels on ADHD drugs, stating, “I am sure there are patients who need these drugs, but it is not 10 percent of all 10-year-old boys.” Either the Washington […]

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Tags: Social Issues

Civil Rights? Whatever…

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I really don’t know how many times I’m going to beat my head against a wall before I just give up and realize that the United States Constitution is dead. And that no one cares. These days, anything the police wish to do is not only justified, but considered a-ok, no problemo, what-the-hell-are-you-complaining-for?-we’re-just-trying-to-keep-everyone-safe. Anderson Cooper […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Law and Legal Issues · Social Issues · The Rule of Law

Dick Cheney: “I don’t give a damn what Americans think”

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Yes, it’s true. Although he didn’t use that exact phrase. Instead, when a reporter mentioned to Cheney that two-thirds of Americans thought the war in Iraq was not worth it, he responded, “So?” Hey, he and his minions got their war and, with it, millions of dollars for themselves and their cronies. Who gives a […]

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Tags: The War President

Every Honey Bee in America Nearly Dies in Crash

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

I really thought abut titling this post, “Why America Is In Decline” and then talking about our abysmal lack of ability to do simple things like count. Or perhaps we could talk about how the news media fails to report the news in a way that makes sense — and we forget to call them […]

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Tags: Newsflash

The Destabilizing, Decarbonizing Power of Rick

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Wow. This is truly amazing. Last year, I got on a health kick. I stopped drinking carbonated beverages. I never knew I had this much power, though!

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Tags: Personal Life

How Judges Judge

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Interesting article from the ABA Journal on how judges — like many other intelligent people — rely upon intuition to get things wrong. The article focuses on trial judges, as opposed to the norm of studying appellate judges. That makes it interesting to many of us in and of itself. The most interesting part of […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Blawging

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

A posting on SOLOSEZ, one of the few listservs I have time to read these days after following some of the tips in “50 Ways to Market Your Practice,” informs me that Above the Law thought that compilation was pretty pathetic because it didn’t list blogging as one of the 50 ways. I noticed that […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

First, We Fire All the Liberals

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the most renowned of constitutional scholars; he’s been rightly called a “demi-god.” U.C. Irvine is apparently trying to get a new law school off the ground. I say “apparently,” because they’re sure going about it in a funny way. They may have shot themselves in the foot before they started: […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

A Call to Arms

August 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure this post is appropriately titled, particularly since at least part of the inspiration for it is an armless woman, Venus de Milo. More accurately, the re-evaluation of the time period in which she was created is the inspiration for this post.

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Raping Our Justice System

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Rape. It’s a strong, powerful word which evokes a great deal of emotion. Rape itself, of course, is a crime. Even in the United States, we still put people on trial when they are accused of crimes. The purpose of a trial is to decide if they did commit a crime. Until the jury hears […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues