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May 4, 07:45 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Algae Café...

... watch where you swim. Lake Mendota, today.




May 4, 07:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   The argument — in Norway — that LSD is a human right.

"EmmaSofia... whose name derives from street slang for MDMA and the Greek word for wisdom, stands in the vanguard of a global movement...." Eager to sidestep the strictures of Norway’s intrusive “nanny state,” [Pal-Orjan] Johansen and his supporters tap into a more freewheeling side of this butto...




May 4, 06:43 PM   /   Althouse   /   Now, we know.

Yesterday, I listed 2 "Things it seems we should know by now." The first was "The name of the princess baby." Of course, as already blogged today , we now know the name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The second was "The cause of the death of Sheryl Sandberg's husband. David Goldberg 'died suddenly...




May 4, 06:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   Empathy cards.

" I created this collection of empathy cards for serious illness because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering. 'Get well soon' cards don’t make sense when someone might not. Sympathy cards can make people feel like you think they’re alread...




May 4, 06:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Star Wars fans angry about Scott Walker's Star Wars tweet."

Sigh. Did these people not hear the warning I gave you 2 days ago: If you strike him down, he will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.




May 4, 05:45 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Hail to the Victors Valiant"... is the fight song to beat...

... in this version by some University of Michigan musical theater students at their graduation party: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&ver...




May 4, 04:36 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Symposium: For judges only

They’re brewing a strange brand of strict scrutiny up at the Supreme Court these days. On Wednesday in Williams Yulee v. Florida Bar, the Court upheld Florida’s prohibition on personal campaign solicitations by candidates for judicial office despite the fact that a plurality purportedly applied s...




May 4, 04:24 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Till Theft Us Do Part

A Florida felony conviction has resulted in disbarment by operation of law by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The ABA Journal had reported on the charges A lawyer working as a paralegal at a small...




May 4, 03:45 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   National Business Law Scholars Conference

The National Business Law Scholars Conference has extended its CFP through May 8. They've announced two fantastic keynote speakers and...




May 4, 03:41 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Symposium: “Seem familiar?” and other random musings on Williams-Yulee

On April 29, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its opinion in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, a case arising out of Florida decided by a five-to-four vote involving the confidence of the American public in the country’s judicial system. If the great American jurist Yogi Berra were still alive, ...




May 4, 03:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Conference: Fighting Inequality: Class, Race, and Power




May 4, 03:03 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Family Film Blogging: Avengers: Age of Ultron

I can't decide if I have post-Ultron depression or if this sequel just isn't that great. My kids and I...




May 4, 02:54 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Are Conditional Scholarships Good for Law Students? (Michael Simkovic)

Many critics have attacked law schools for offering merit scholarships that can only be retained if students meet minimum GPA requirements. Jeremy Telman has a...




May 4, 02:53 PM   /   Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot   /   Best managerial advice ever (UPDATED).




May 4, 02:36 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Exclusive Submission Period: Northern Illinois University Law Review

This just in: The Northern Illinois University Law Review is conducting an exclusive review for Volume 36-1. Articles for review should be submitted by Friday, May 8th and will be evaluated Friday, May 15th. By submitting an article, you agree...




May 4, 02:07 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Shareholder Activism Redux

It's an evergreen topic, so perhaps it is worth pointing you to this column by Stephen Davidoff Solomon on the...




May 4, 02:03 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Soongsil University Seeks American Law Professor

This just in: Soongsil University, located in Seoul, South Korea, seeks a professor for it's Global Law Department in the College of Law. The school offers a 2 year contract with the possibility of unlimited renewal. Soongsil's College of Law...




May 4, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Funk on Fusion in the Field Code




May 4, 01:58 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Call for Papers: The Future of Transatlantic Economic Governance in the Age of the BRICS

I'm co-organizing a conference in Heidelberg; it's perhaps not something that all of the Glom's readers work on, but for...




May 4, 01:51 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Future Environmental Law Profs Workshop

Pace Law School will host a workshop for aspiring environmental law professors on September 18, 2015. From the sponsors: Designed for visiting assistant professors, fellows, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are, or plan to go on, the academic...




May 4, 01:30 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Most cited "private law" articles in the last 25 years...

...at the new "Private Law" blog.




May 4, 01:18 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Symposium: Yes, it can hurt just to ask

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Williams – Yulee v. Florida Bar has left Court watchers and legal scholars with a bad case of whiplash. The Court held that Florida did not violate the First Amendment by enforcing its rule of judicial conduct prohibiting judicial election candidates from pers...




May 4, 12:58 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate




May 4, 12:57 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Federalist Structure of Trademark Law Fosters Robust Public Debate

The following post is by Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley (both of American); it is their third guest post on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at the Sports Law Blog. In recent days, following a Federal Circuit ruling in one disparaging marks ...




May 4, 12:56 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey"

"Ethical Issues Surrounding Concussions and Player Safety in Professional Ice Hockey" by Jeffrey G. Caron and Gordon A. Bloom has been published in the most recent issue in Neuroethics: Abstract Concussions in professional sports have received increased attention, which is...




May 4, 12:45 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Conference Manifesto

At the New York Times "The Stone" page is Christy Wampole's "The Conference Manifesto." The "manifesto" opens with this: We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity in the conference format and content. We have sat patiently and politely through talks...




May 4, 12:16 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Thoracic Park: The Doctor Was A Spy

The Connecticut Appellate Court has affirmed a $2 million judgment against a medical doctor for his surveillance of the woman for whom he had left his wife and nine children. The relationship began in 2001 and ended in 2007 when...




May 4, 12:08 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Wondrous Things




May 4, 12:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'No Human Is Wise Enough to Decide Who Should Die'; The life and death of Robert Utter, former state Supreme Court justice and death penalty opponent"

"'No Human Is Wise Enough to Decide Who Should Die'; The life and death of Robert Utter, former state Supreme Court justice and death penalty opponent": Ken Armstrong has this essay online at The Marshall Project.




May 4, 12:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court race is a game of 'Pick 3'"

"Supreme Court race is a game of 'Pick 3'": Columnist John Baer has this essay in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.




May 4, 11:51 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Court enlists U.S. views on Colorado marijuana case

The Supreme Court, taking quick action on two states’ constitutional challenge to Colorado’s new marijuana sales policy, asked the federal government on Monday for its reaction to that case (144 Original, Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado).  Colorado has argued that the case — f...




May 4, 11:45 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Comically Speaking




May 4, 11:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If they're all saying the same thing I am, fantastic. The more the merrier, bring em on."

"Let's talk about what our ideals are. The only thing I'm going to be doing is to encouraging people to think for themselves. Listen and think for yourself. Don't listen to pundits and the people who try to control everything." Said Ben Carson , who just announced that he is running for the GOP n...




May 4, 11:17 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Was Terry Francois Ahead of His Time?




May 4, 11:15 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The United States As a "Settler State"




May 4, 11:12 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault"

"Freemansburg man convicted in federal Facebook threat case now charged in domestic assault": Pamela Lehman and Peter Hall of The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania recently had an article that begins, "While the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on whether a Freemansburg man was wrongly ...




May 4, 11:04 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case

Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank , No. 14-116. You can access the oral argument via this link .




May 4, 11:00 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Welcome Change to Fed. R. Civ. P. 34 (Document Production)

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court transmitted to Congress amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which will go into effect on December 1, 2015, absent Congressional action. There are a few goodies in these proposed amendments. But the one that makes me happiest is a sorely needed add...




May 4, 10:58 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Swift on Family Values

My friend and co-author Adam Swift was on the Australian Broadcasting Company’s show The Philosopher’s Zone yesterday (I think it was yesterday) talking about our book Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships. The podcast is here, and the website for that particular sho...




May 4, 10:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   Oh, no! The British royals named their princess baby after the American royals' princess baby!

Charlotte. PREVIOUSLY: "Well, they're not going to name the baby Charlotte! That's the name that was chosen for America's royal baby." AND: It's Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Putting Charlotte first is a tribute to William's father, Charles, right?




May 4, 10:45 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices' Opinions Grow in Size, Accessibility and Testiness, Study Finds"

"Justices' Opinions Grow in Size, Accessibility and Testiness, Study Finds": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




May 4, 10:44 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A New Novel With an Assertive Lawyer-Protagonist




May 4, 10:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Till Theft Do Us Part

A Florida felony conviction has resulted in disbarment by operation of law by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The ABA Journal had reported on the charges A lawyer working as a paralegal at a small...




May 4, 10:43 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court today granted review in two related cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one case.




May 4, 10:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Is this dissent a crime? Is this a reason for killing her?"

45 years ago today: The bullets National Guardsmen fired into a group of student demonstrators at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, were meant to deescalate a situation spiraling out of control. Instead, they inspired a host of demonstrations on campuses across the U.S., and left four student...




May 4, 10:38 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Call For Papers: Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference, December 9-12, 2015: Extended Deadline




May 4, 10:37 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   David “Robin Hood” Brooks

Ronald Reagan in “A Time for Choosing,” the Gipper’s speech for Barry Goldwater in 1964: Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We’re spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you’ll find that i...




May 4, 10:20 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Research Design & Endogeneity

A fascinating paper exploring the effect of partition on violence does a wonderful job illustrating how creative efforts (and rich data) can potentially dampen (though not eliminate) endogeneity concerns. In Which Side Are You On? Political Violence and Partition in...




May 4, 10:09 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Symposium: The judicial-elections exception to the First Amendment

By now anyone who would be reading this will know that last week the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment’s speech protections are weaker in the context of judicial elections than in other kinds. In effect, the five-Justice majority found that a state’s interest in preserving public con...




May 4, 10:04 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Breaking News

SCOTUS holds that bankruptcy court’s denial of debtor’s repayment plan is not immediately appealable. No more opinions for two weeks.




May 4, 09:58 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   How Disability Gets Covered in the Media

My thesis in a recent article was that the relatively easy journey of the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress (at least compared to laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964), combined with the large universe of people that it covered, sheds light on the ADA’s inability to reach some of...




May 4, 09:56 AM   /   Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot   /   The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.




May 4, 09:54 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Cushman on McReynolds's Other Law Clerks




May 4, 09:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "One of the two gunmen in a Garland, Texas, attack on a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed has been identified as Elton Simpson..."

"... a federal law enforcement source told CNN. The source said Simpson is thought to have sent a tweet before the attack with the hashtag #texasattack. 'May Allah accept us as mujahideen,' the tweet read in part." Elton Simpson — sounds like the name of a character in a cartoon. I picture him lo...




May 4, 09:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "David Crosby and Nash claimed they hadn't played 'Page 43' in years..."

"... deciding to add it to the setlist after an afternoon run through. Given the impressive end result, that must have been one heck of a rehearsal." Crosby, Stills and Nash played in Milwaukee last night. A stray quoted from David Crosby: "These songs kept coming. So I quit smokin...




May 4, 09:19 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Live blog of orders and opinions

We are live-blogging this morning as the Court issues orders and opinions. Join us. 




May 4, 09:19 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Live blog of orders and opinions (Updated: Completed)

We are live-blogging this morning as the Court issues orders and opinions. Join us. 




May 4, 09:16 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Pain In The Neck

The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department has censured an attorney for non-practice related misconduct Respondent admits that, in April 2012, he was involved in a one-vehicle accident after taking the prescription drugs oxycodone and soma to...




May 4, 09:00 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Constitution: An Interview with Mike Paulsen and Luke Paulsen-- Part One




May 4, 08:59 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   O'Brien on Purple Communications

Christine Neylon O'Brien (Boston College School of Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 66 Lab. L.J. (2015)) Am I Blue or Seeing Red? The NLRB Sees Purple When Employer Communication Policies Unduly Restrict Section 7 Rights. Here's...




May 4, 08:48 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "John Doe tensions boil over as high courts prepare to weigh in"

"John Doe tensions boil over as high courts prepare to weigh in": The Wisconsin State Journal has this report .




May 4, 08:46 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Cameras at the Supreme Court"

"Cameras at the Supreme Court": This letter to the editor appears in today's edition of The New York Times.




May 4, 08:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."

Said Oscar Levant, in what is (by far) the most popular of his quotes at goodreads . I'm noticing Oscar Levant this morning, because the composer Philip Glass, interviewed about books here , is raving about his Levant's "Memoirs of an Amnesiac." ("It’s a hilariously funny book... What was it like...




May 4, 08:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious"

"Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin'...




May 4, 08:24 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Peter Robinson On Ruth Rendell's Legacy




May 4, 08:08 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bribery Conviction Leads To Permanent Disbarment Of Former Congressman

The legal career of convicted former Congressman William J. Jefferson has ended with his permanent disbarment by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The court rejected the suggestion that a lesser sanction was appropriate Here, respondent stands convicted of ten felony criminal...




May 4, 08:04 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Boxing: sweet science & brutal agon




May 4, 08:01 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Trial In the Headlines




May 4, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   ATP, Chevron and the Inevitable Consequences: Bylaws Restricting Shareholder Proposals (Part 1)

Delaware is a mangement friendly jurisdiction and the cases arising in the jurisdiction largely reflect this approach.  This is particularly true with respect to the recent spate of decisions governing bylaws.   Chevron upheld forum selection bylaws.   ATP , in the context of a non...




May 4, 07:58 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Disbarred For Mortgage Fraud

A New Jersey attorney has consented to disbarment as a result of her involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme. Attorney Jacquelyn Todaro was admitted to practice in 1997. Mortgage Fraud Consultants.com reports Three attorneys and a former attorney have pleaded...




May 4, 07:57 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Interpreting Magna Carta In the Courts




May 4, 07:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ludicrous headline at The Daily Beast: "Why Do Bi Women Smoke So Much Weed?"

Subhead: "Excluded by both straight and lesbian peer groups, bi women face one of the most challenging psychological spaces." It's tough to face space. It's challenging to me to face the space of the compose window on this post, because look at the crash up of things we're supposed to believe: 1....




May 4, 07:39 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Defending the sex discrimination argument from the left




May 4, 07:29 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Monday round-up

Commentary on Tuesday’s oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage continues, coming from Ryan Anderson in The Daily Signal, from Roger Clegg at the National Review’s Bench Memos (along with a follow-up post), from Kenneth Jost at Jost on Justice, and from Dave Oedel in t...




May 4, 07:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We put together some good seasons. I enjoyed my time here. It’s a great city, a great ballpark to play in. The fans are great."

"My wife and I really enjoyed it here. That’s something I’m going to miss," said Ron Roenicke, who got fired last night .




May 4, 07:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I have one very specific reason I have a relationship with Bill Clinton: I admire what he does, and I want to be part of it."

"But I’ve never asked him for a damn thing," said Frank Giustra, who has given the Clinton Foundation over $100 million. He's described — in WaPo's " The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada" — as a "Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner. Last ...




May 4, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Justices Alito and Scalia Liken Death Penalty Opponents to Terrorists

By Michael Dorf During the oral argument last week in Glossip v. Gross , the SCOTUS considered the constitutionality of the death penalty drug protocol now used by Oklahoma, in which the first drug administered to the condemned is midazolam. Much of the discussion turned on technical matters abou...




May 4, 04:01 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   In What Sense Were The Nazis Socialists?

Socialism! That is really an unfortunate word. – Adolf Hitler (quoted in Dietrich Orlow, The Nazi Party 1919-1945: A Complete History, p. 88 When one thinks of all the people who support or have supported Fascism, one stands amazed at their diversity. What a crew! Think of a programme which...




May 4, 03:39 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Mass Compensation After September 11

Thanks to everyone for having me this month. For those of you who don’t know me, I write about complex litigation, mass torts and administrative law. Lately, I've been writing a lot about the issues that come up when mass disputes appear in unusual places—like administrative adjudication and agen...




May 4, 01:32 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Was Terry Francois Ahead of His Time?




May 4, 12:59 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia"

"Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the count...




May 4, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Court Report

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Horizon Pharma Ireland Ltd. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-03051; filed April 30, 2015 in the District Court of New Jersey • Plaintiffs: Horizon Pharma Ireland Ltd.; HZNP Limi...




May 4, 12:58 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Anti-gay shop owner in west Michigan defies backlash"

"Anti-gay shop owner in west Michigan defies backlash": The Detroit News has this report .




May 4, 12:56 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Forever? Life Tenure on the Supreme Court."

"Justice Forever? Life Tenure on the Supreme Court." Talks on Law has posted online this video interview with law professor Richard H. Fallon, Jr.




May 4, 12:55 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

May 5, 2015 - "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) May 12, 2015 - "Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant Proceedings" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 12, ...




May 4, 12:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Three open seats on Pa. Supreme Court make for pivotal races"

"Three open seats on Pa. Supreme Court make for pivotal races": Chris Potter has this article in today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.




May 4, 12:50 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   AIPLA Webinar on Freedom to Operate Investigations

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar on "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" on May 5, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Les Bookoff of Bookoff McAndrews, ​Susie Jones of Jones Robb, PLLC, and Bill Shaw of Biogen Idec will explore the...




May 4, 12:46 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Roberts at center stage as Supreme Court approaches historic decisions"

"Roberts at center stage as Supreme Court approaches historic decisions": Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.




May 4, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Remembrance of Stanley Kutler, by Donald Rogers




May 3, 06:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg stops by to discuss the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality"

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg stops by to discuss the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality": You can view the "Weekend Update" segment from last night's broadcast of NBC's Saturday Night Live via this link .




May 3, 05:40 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Congratulations to our Bigelows and Public Law Fellows who secured tenure-track teaching positions

They are: Zachary Clopton will join the faculty at Cornell University. He is currently the Public Law Fellow at the Law School. He graduated magna...




May 3, 03:17 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   More on PEN/Hebdo

The New York Times reports today that six writers have agreed to be “table hosts” at the presentation of the PEN courage award to Charlie Hebdo, replacing six who had withdrawn in a protest that has drawn the support of...




May 3, 11:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "State Supreme Court choices for Democrats: Donohue, Lazarus and Wecht."

"State Supreme Court choices for Democrats: Donohue, Lazarus and Wecht." This editorial appears in today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Today's newspaper also contains a related editorial titled " State Supreme Court choices for Republicans: Allen, Olson and Stevens ."




May 3, 11:31 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →




May 3, 11:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   Funchu Tamang, 101 years old, pulled alive from the wreckage of his collapsed house...

... 7 days after the earthquake in Nepal.




May 3, 10:47 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Law and Poetry: Some New Collections




May 3, 10:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   Things it seems we should know by now.

1. The name of the princess baby. 2. The cause of the death of Sheryl Sandberg's husband. David Goldberg "died suddenly," last Friday, at the age of 47.




May 3, 10:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Wow, I hate everything about this."

A much-favorited comment in a Metafilter thread titled "WHAT KIND OF HAT IS IT? I call it a fedora" about a NYT piece called "The Men of Condé Nast Photographed in Their Natural Habitat." Strange but true fact: I happened to be wearing a fedora when I ran across that. Purely for a practical reaso...




May 3, 10:18 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Scalia's Joke

During the break between the petitioner and Solicitor General arguments on the first issue in Obergefell, a protester began screaming about how the Bible tells us that supporters of gay marriage will burn in hell, it's an abomination, etc. After the guy was pulled out of the courtroom (apparently...




May 3, 10:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   You wouldn't treat an adopted child like that.




  

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