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April 20, 12:21 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   General Mills Surrenders

In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere … Continue reading →




April 20, 12:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The wounded man looks up through his one dyin’ eye/Says, 'Wha’d you bring him in here for? He ain’t the guy!'"

"Yes, here’s the story of the Hurricane/The man the authorities came to blame..." Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, dead, today, at age 76 . Dylan's song came out in 1976, and: Based on the recantations and the new information, the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned the guilty verdicts in 1976. Overnigh...




April 20, 09:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   Did you miss any of the 20 things I blogged about yesterday?

1. How to be as unheterosexual as possible.   2. Knocking the cover off the baseball.   3. Elitist chickening. 4. The history of the letter W.   5. The Clinton "conspiracy commerce" memo. 6. A Monica sequitur. 7. Stages of mocking the stages of grief. 8. Nevada wants its land back....




April 20, 09:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Change the Constitution in Six Easy Steps? It Won't Be That Simple, Justice Stevens."

"Change the Constitution in Six Easy Steps? It Won't Be That Simple, Justice Stevens; From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions." Law professor Richard L. Hasen , auth...




April 20, 09:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   Inane War-on-Women headlines of the day.

From The Washington Post: 1. "75 years after ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ we need Ma Joad in the White House." The author, an English professor named Susan Shillinglaw, expresses enthusiasm for Ma Joad's threats of violence — that she’ll "knock you belly-up with a bucket" or "slap ya with a stick a sto...




April 20, 08:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   Meade casts a long shadow on a long tongue.

At "The Mastiff." More tongues at "Zeus and Iris." All lab at that one. Much more obscure breeds at "Blue the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog" and "Kora the Deutsch-Drahthaar." And don't miss the 2 Lucys at "I loves Lucys." A Lucy:




April 20, 07:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   The economics of Everest.

"The math simply doesn’t work out in the Sherpas’ favor...." Most Sherpas work on a day-on, day-off rotation, and can make a dozen or more round trips through the icefall over the course of a 10-week season. Most clients pass through it twice or three times at most.... For bearing such risk, a ty...




April 20, 07:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I meet my Glass Guide, Danielle. She is young and blonde, and bears some resemblance to the actress Alicia Silverstone."

"I pull out a micro-recorder, asking if she minds if we document the experience. She doesn’t. She is wearing Glass, too, as do all the Glass Guides. With camera lenses embedded in our titanium eyewear, we are all documentarians now, although she asks me not to photograph other Glass base-campers ...




April 20, 05:11 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging #2: stripes




April 20, 03:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Roundup




April 20, 12:23 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?"

"Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."




April 20, 12:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality; The question of whether the suit targeted the appropriate officials may become an issue":

"Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality; The question of whether the suit targeted the appropriate officials may become an issue": Marissa Lang has this article in today's edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.




April 20, 12:01 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   This week at the Court

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m. This is the first week of the April sitting.




April 19, 11:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere; Texas Senator Is a Tea-Party Favorite"

"Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere; Texas Senator Is a Tea-Party Favorite": This front page article appears today in The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google .




April 19, 11:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire"

"Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire": The New Hampshire Union Leader has this report . And yesterday's edition of The New York Times contained an article headlined " Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate ."




April 19, 11:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals"

"Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals": This front page article appears today in The New York Times.




April 19, 10:57 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Ejected for being bad at baseball?




April 19, 08:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It turns out that a group of burly umpires powwowing at the edge of the field, communicating via headset with the league’s central-replay headquarters, in New York..."

"... is among the most cripplingly boring scenes ever produced by a major American sport." Even when the replay process is swift and the outcome is correct, it is nonetheless so dull and deadening that it leaves one longing for the thrills of a pitching-coach visit to the mound, a reliever saunte...




April 19, 08:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   Lady keeping chickens in the backyard in her posh NYC neighborhood seems to think the rules don't apply to her...

... because: 1. She bought the chickens from a place recommended by Martha Stewart, 2. These aren't ordinary chickens but a bantam Easter egger (with blue eggs), black copper marans, (supposedly loved by French chefs), silkies, and a Belgian bearded d’uccle, 3. The coop cost $2,500 and was built ...




April 19, 07:49 PM   /   Althouse   /   Souvenir.




April 19, 07:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   Flying tentacles of Drudge.

The imagery at Drudge right now: The parallelism of hair and hands, the hair of Michelle Obama (for this story ) and Johnny Depp (for news of the flop of his new movie ) and the waggling fingers of Scalia (for "TSA GROPING UNDERSTANDABLE; NSA SPYING ON CITIZENS COULD BE GOOD..." ). I'm enjoying t...




April 19, 07:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Clinton White House "conspiracy commerce memo" warned, in 1995, that "THE INTERNET... allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be located in one area and available to all."

And: "The right wing has seized upon the internet as a means of communicating its ideas to people. Moreover, evidence exists that Republican staffers surf the internet...." Here's the whole PDF for your amusement/disgust/horror. Here 's the Politico article with the background about this document...




April 19, 06:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Surrealism Exhibition...

... you're on your own.




April 19, 06:27 PM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violations

In Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland Grp. PLC , the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss Jeff Wagner's (the "Plaintiff") claim to recover short-swing profits generated by defendants, Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC and its conglomerates (co...




April 19, 02:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   How to be as unheterosexual as possible.

Have a sexual partner who looks exactly like you. Photos of examples of such couples here , where the examples are all male. Via Metafilter , where the first comment calls attention to the way this can also happen with a male-female couple. What's the basis for the belief that partners should be ...




April 19, 01:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A group of MIT scientists want to revive the nuclear industry in the post-Fukushima era by moving it offshore."

"Literally."




April 19, 01:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A History of the Letter W."

There are, I think, 2 main questions people have if they stop and think about the letter W: 1. Why is it called double-U when it looks like double-V? and 2. Since we can spell words with double letters, why did this one instance of a double letter become a letter of its own? It was the second que...




April 19, 01:01 PM   /   Althouse   /   Men in shorts, lawyer version.

Above the Law is coming down hard on a judge who excluded a lawyer who arrived at court wearing shorts. The lawyer is claiming a special medical need: He got knee surgery two weeks ago and as he told KDFW, “I have tubes that come out of my leg that make it prohibitive to wear (pants). This connec...




April 19, 12:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. Do you ponder how this will impact Hillary’s 2016 plans?"

"Then you’re stupid or sexist or both."




April 19, 12:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s time the states in the West come of age."

"We’re every bit as capable of managing the lands in our boundaries as the states east of Colorado."




April 19, 11:38 AM   /   Underbelly   /   Can't Anybody Play This Game?




April 19, 11:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Many tribal courts cannot afford their own public defender and have only 'advocates' without law degrees to defend the accused."

"The Yaquis wouldn’t have been given the green light from the Justice Department to launch the pilot project without Acosta, a longtime public defender...." Acosta’s office recently filed motions with the tribal court to dismiss the first three tribal arrests of non-Indian men, arguing that the t...




April 19, 11:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We like to think of the men and women whose struggle led to Brown v. Board of Education as democratic idealists..."

"... but their motivations were more complex: if the efforts to upend Jim Crow reflected idealism, it was a cynical idealism," writes Jelani Cobb in a New Yorker article titled "The Failure of Desegregation." In the decades prior to Brown , the civil-rights establishment had fought a fierce and f...




April 19, 10:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "People under 35 have especially spurned the game..."

"... saying it takes too long to play, is too difficult to learn and has too many tiresome rules." What game are we talking about? Think and take the poll before going here for the source of the quote. What is this game that young folks spurn because it takes too long, is hard to learn, and has t...




April 19, 10:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   Kicking, hitting, knocking, mocking...

"Remember, there's always a theme. It's just a matter of you pulling it all together."




April 19, 10:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I told my mom that if I get kicked off sometime, I’m gonna get a teepee and just live in the woods for a few days and get out of the city..."

"... ’cause I’m all about the outdoors and stuff. But I’m going to keep my singing career and hopefully have a hunting show one day. That’s my dream, my big dream. I want to try to get, like, turkeys and ducks and whitetails, stuff like that. I’m gonna hit up Nashville...." It's interesting — the...




April 19, 10:19 AM   /   Underbelly   /   Ingham's The Nature of Money




April 19, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   Knocking the cover off the baseball, literally.

Not a metaphor. Your browser does not support iframes.




April 19, 09:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   Obama treats Keystone as the political football he apparently thinks it is.

I like the football metaphor in the Time headline: "Obama Punts On Keystone Pipeline."




April 19, 09:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   "To those who see an inconsistency in this column's criticizing Obama for using a gag we've employed in the past..."

"... let us clarify things with a Shermanesque answer to a question nobody is asking: We promise that we will never run for, or serve as, president." Says James Taranto , addressing my mockery of Obama for using the "stages of grief" meme to mock Republicans, a meme Taranto has himself employed t...




April 19, 08:55 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Practice Pointer: Read The Court Papers

A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her husband,...




April 19, 08:51 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   “Act naturally!” “Say what?”




April 19, 07:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...




April 19, 07:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Friend On The Bench

A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to order the release...




April 19, 05:02 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Let’s bury – I say, let’s bury the hatchet, but not in anyone’s head, boy.

My Chait thread was a moderate disaster. I was like: ‘by saying X, I think Chait meant Y.’ And you were like: ‘by saying ‘by saying X, Chait meant Z,’ are you saying Q?’ And I was like: what? Z? Q? No: Y!’ And you were like: ‘Y what?’ Anyway, ...




April 19, 01:48 AM   /   Underbelly   /   Igham's The Nature of Money




April 19, 01:04 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders disconnecting the Interior Department’s computers from the Int...




April 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




April 19, 12:08 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?

At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming of free TV programs to customers for a monthly fee.  Arguing for the over-the-air broadcasters in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, ...




April 18, 11:59 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Southern Gothic

“Midnight in the Garden of Good an Evil” is not a great movie but an OK one; certainly if you want to see a lot of purty pictures of Savannah it’s a good one. Kevin Spacey portrays, according to my grandmother Henrietta, the main character extremely convincingly—even going...




April 18, 11:44 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the following sessions: • What IP Lawyers Should Know Abou...




April 18, 11:42 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Opinions of Counsel

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas J. Scott, Jr., Senior Vice President and General...




April 18, 10:37 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Natale v. United States 13-744 Issue: Whether a medical professional can be convicted of “knowingly and willfully” making a false statement in medical records or reports under 18 U.S.C. § 1035 when the district court failed to instruct the jury that a guilty verdict re...




April 18, 10:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press"

"Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




April 18, 07:52 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city's streets for days..."

"... in an elaborate theatrical presentation... including a giant elephant that sprays water on spectators, and a 30-foot little girl. The characters act out a play over the course of days, incorporating locales throughout the city as backdrops."




April 18, 06:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Do online media get treated like traditional media under libel retraction statutes?"

"Do online media get treated like traditional media under libel retraction statutes?" Eugene Volokh has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy."




April 18, 06:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the Supreme Court.




April 18, 06:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the Supreme Court.




April 18, 06:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the Supreme Court.




April 18, 06:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the Supreme Court.




April 18, 06:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard"

"Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard": The Associated Press has this report .




April 18, 06:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Teva Rejected by Supreme Court on Generic Copaxone Delay"

"Teva Rejected by Supreme Court on Generic Copaxone Delay": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report . Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that " Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight ." The Associated Press reports that " Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case ."...




April 18, 05:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Kennedy's Question: How will the Court decide Hobby Lobby?"

"Kennedy's Question: How will the Court decide Hobby Lobby?" Adam J. White has this article in the April 28, 2014 issue of The Weekly Standard. The issue also contains an article by Terry Eastland headlined " Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist: The Senate minority leader seeks majority opinions ."




April 18, 05:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "New Clinton Documents: How to Celebrate Confirmation of Justice Ginsburg?"

"New Clinton Documents: How to Celebrate Confirmation of Justice Ginsburg?" Todd Ruger has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."




April 18, 05:18 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Not the kind of law school trustee who builds good will

At NYU, but the Law School is defending the students.




April 18, 04:54 PM   /   The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog   /   End-of-Week Blog Roundup

Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and one...




April 18, 04:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "3rd Circ. Urged To Move GSK Paxil Suit Back To State Court"

"3rd Circ. Urged To Move GSK Paxil Suit Back To State Court": Kelly Knaub of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) today on the Brief for Appellants that I filed earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit .




April 18, 04:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is This the Supreme Court's Next Big Gun Case? The Second Amendment protects the right to armed self-defense; Does that include the right to carry guns in public?"

"Is This the Supreme Court's Next Big Gun Case? The Second Amendment protects the right to armed self-defense; Does that include the right to carry guns in public?" Damon Root has this essay today at Reason.com.




April 18, 04:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate

A New Jersey woman is suing the state's motor vehicle commission for refusing to let her have a personalized license plate identifying her as an atheist.




April 18, 04:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate

A New Jersey woman is suing the state's motor vehicle commission for refusing to let her have a personalized license plate identifying her as an atheist.




April 18, 04:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate

A New Jersey woman is suing the state's motor vehicle commission for refusing to let her have a personalized license plate identifying her as an atheist.




April 18, 04:24 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate

A New Jersey woman is suing the state's motor vehicle commission for refusing to let her have a personalized license plate identifying her as an atheist.




April 18, 04:04 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Court won’t block Teva rivals

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., refused on Friday afternoon to delay generic drug manufacturers from offering, as early as next month, competing and lower-priced versions of a widely used drug for treating multiple sclerosis.  In a one-page ruling, Roberts said he was not convinced that Teva ...




April 18, 03:01 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought




April 18, 02:55 PM   /   Balkinization   /   George Will's Partial Constitution




April 18, 02:49 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Bankruptcy Judge Says AMR Can’t Cut Retiree Benefits

Bloomberg A bankruptcy judge ruled that former American Airlines parent AMR Corp. doesn't have the unilateral right to terminate benefits to about 46,930 retirees.




April 18, 02:49 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Bankruptcy Judge Says AMR Can’t Cut Retiree Benefits

Bloomberg A bankruptcy judge ruled that former American Airlines parent AMR Corp. doesn't have the unilateral right to terminate benefits to about 46,930 retirees.




April 18, 02:49 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Bankruptcy Judge Says AMR Can’t Cut Retiree Benefits

Bloomberg A bankruptcy judge ruled that former American Airlines parent AMR Corp. doesn't have the unilateral right to terminate benefits to about 46,930 retirees.




April 18, 02:49 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Bankruptcy Judge Says AMR Can’t Cut Retiree Benefits

Bloomberg A bankruptcy judge ruled that former American Airlines parent AMR Corp. doesn't have the unilateral right to terminate benefits to about 46,930 retirees.




April 18, 02:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Iowa court: Mother needed approval to get disabled son a vasectomy."

"Iowa court: Mother needed approval to get disabled son a vasectomy." Grant Rodgers of The Des Moines Register has a news update that begins, "An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually-disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the...




April 18, 02:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   "... I really expect Limbaugh and all the wannabees to scream bloody murder that Chelsea's announcement was staged, a set-up plot which is being aided by the librul media to cover up Benghazzzzzzzziiii!"

John Amato smelt it.




April 18, 02:33 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Editor’s Note

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 18 Conference. On both Tuesday and Wednesday we expect one or more decisions in argued cases; we will be live blogging both days beginning at 9:45 a.m.




April 18, 02:21 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Journal of Sports Analytics - Call for Papers




April 18, 02:17 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10"

"Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10": Jason Stein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.




April 18, 01:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   "If I live to be 100, I’m never going to be a fan of the flowers-in-the-pubic-hair episode."

"But Lawrence’s attempts at describing the transcendent possibilities of 'warmhearted' sex no longer seemed quite so ludicrous. Next to the 'yuk' I had scribbled as a 20-year-old, there now stands a new note: 'Not so bad after all.'"




April 18, 01:47 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words -- for beating up the Common Core standards promulgated by the U.S. Departm...




April 18, 01:24 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Argument preview: When can the recipient of an IRS summons put the government on the stand?

If a taxpayer refuses to respond to a summons issued by the IRS, the government must take the summons to a federal district court to seek enforcement.  There, the government generally provides sworn affidavits to support a prima facie case in support of enforcement, consistent with United States ...




April 18, 01:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. appeals court largely upholds cement plant emissions rule"

"U.S. appeals court largely upholds cement plant emissions rule": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.




April 18, 01:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Aereo's Legal Battles Rest on the Meaning of 'Public Performance'"

"Aereo's Legal Battles Rest on the Meaning of 'Public Performance'": Robert Levine of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report .




April 18, 12:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   Why is New York willing to throw its Electoral College votes to the Republican presidential candidate?

"N.P.V. is a good idea for all sorts of high-minded civic reasons," Hendrik Hertzberg instructs us , on the occasion of New York signing onto the National Popular Vote interstate compact. When an election is for a single office and only one candidate can win, it’s obviously outrageous when the ca...




April 18, 12:48 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter and Friendship

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club, fielding questions about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other hot-button constitutional issues.




April 18, 12:48 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club, fielding questions about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other hot-button constitutional issues.




April 18, 12:48 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club, fielding questions about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other hot-button constitutional issues.




April 18, 12:48 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club, fielding questions about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other hot-button constitutional issues.




April 18, 12:48 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Scalia and Ginsburg Chat About Snowden, Twitter

Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted with the National Press Club, fielding questions about the First Amendment, privacy, national security and other hot-button constitutional issues.




April 18, 12:42 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Three (and a Half) Takes on Animus

I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in the jot, hopefully correctly, one may support the outcome in Win...




April 18, 12:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gay marriage: Openly gay judge, Michael McShane, in spotlight overseeing Oregon case."

"Gay marriage: Openly gay judge, Michael McShane, in spotlight overseeing Oregon case." The Oregonian has an article that begins, "Starting next week, the spotlight on the status of gay marriage in America will shift to the Eugene courtroom of U.S. District Judge Michael McShane -- who finds hims...




April 18, 12:13 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Michigan College Tries to Draw Students With Class on Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Wayne State University is trying to pull college kids who are home in Michigan for the summer into the heart of Detroit with a new class about the city’s quest for financial redemption.




April 18, 12:13 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Michigan College Tries to Draw Students With Class on Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Wayne State University is trying to pull college kids who are home in Michigan for the summer into the heart of Detroit with a new class about the city’s quest for financial redemption.




April 18, 12:13 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Michigan College Tries to Draw Students With Class on Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Wayne State University is trying to pull college kids who are home in Michigan for the summer into the heart of Detroit with a new class about the city’s quest for financial redemption.




  

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