Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pay no attention to that little man behind the curtain

Yet more shenanigans from our erstwhile vice president. Now he's above constitutional muster. What is wrong with these guys? First we get Nero for president, now it becomes clear that our vice is Rasputin in disguise (please, forgive me for mixing my historical references). 2009 will not come fast enough.

One conservative writer at Slate wants Cheney impeached, and even the British think Cheney is really running things. I have no idea if we'll elect anyone better, I'm not sold on any of the candidates for either party, but at this point I'm of the opinion that anyone is better than this bunch.

Monday, June 25, 2007

No More Bong Hits 4 Jesus

The supreme court today voted 5-4 to uphold the school's authority to limit speech when it believes that the speech is promoting illegal drug use. Story here. I am sure I'll have more to say about this later, but let me first say that I'm not surprised at all, given the makeup of the court, although I was hoping that Scalia would surprise us and side with the rights of students.

ahh well. for anyone interested, the full opinion is here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Appellate Briefs

I haven't had much time to come up with a new, clever, witty, or memorable blog post lately. The biggest reason is that I'm up to my ears in writing my appellate brief for moot court. It's on the 5th amendment, and in particular what the police need to specifically include in the Miranda warnings given to suspects before interrogation. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to go into greater detail about the subject matter (suffice it to say that I've done plenty of research on it).

For now I'm simply here to make a cheap excuse for not updating my blog... It's a ton of work (writing a brief) and it's rather complex, so I'm trying to do something completely new without reinventing the wheel. We shall see how it comes out . . .

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Irony, Bork Style

Well known tort reform activist Robert Bork is suing Yale University, for compensatory and punitive damages after a slip and fall on campus. One conservative blog takes great pains to call Bork out for the apparent hypocisy - that a leading tort reformer should not be seeking punitive damages.

For me, I hope he wins his suit; after all, Bork's kind of tort reform would cripple the system, and what better way to send that message than what's happening to him right now. However, the irony is rather tasty either way.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Church Signs

I am not a 'church going' person. However, I have always enjoyed creative, funny Church marquees. This one struck me as funny:

for a pretty good article on them, click here.