Monthly Archives: May 2006
Over at Opinio Juris, Duncan Hollis has an interesting post about the location of law blog readers, and in particular the size of the international audence for U.S. law blogs. He rightly notes that most U.S. blogs have largely U.S.-based readers, … Continue reading
Via Daniel Solove, I have just learned of this this new cartoon to explain the Terrorist Surveillance Program.
Crooked Timber is hosting a top-notch blog symposium on Yochai Benkler’s new book, The Wealth of Networks.
Every lawyer and law student knows about The Blue Book, that absurdly complex guide to legal citation forms inflicted on the legal community by the editors of the law reviews at Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Columbia. But how many realize … Continue reading
This morning the Supreme Court handed down Garcetti v. Ceballos, a case about public employee speech rights for matters within their official duities. The decision was 5-4, with Justice Kennedy writing for the majority joined by Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and … Continue reading
Marty’s post at SCOTUSblog reminds me that I forgot to post a review of the second of the new books on Supreme Court clerks: Todd C. Peppers, Courtiers of the Marble Palace: The Rise and Influence of the Supreme Court … Continue reading
The Washington Post has an interesting story here.
Today’s Boston Globe has an interesting story on David Addington and Presidential signing statements. I was particularly interested in the views of Doug Kmiec, a Reagan-era head of OLC: Douglas Kmiec , who as head of the Office of Legal … Continue reading
Okay, so this is easy. But there’s no Puzzleblogger here at ok.com, so it will have to do: What judge clerked for a judge who clerked for a judge that his clerk also clerked for? For the answer, click on … Continue reading
Here’s a decision that is guaranteed to be misinterpreted by the public. From the Arizona Daily Star: Court limits TV-sex-sting charges Reporters pretending to be teens on the Internet to lure adults may be great television. But the Arizona Supreme … Continue reading
From the Associated Press: A judge’s decision to sentence a 5-foot-1 man to probation instead of prison for sexually assaulting a child has angered crime victim advocates who say the punishment sends the wrong message.But supporters of short people say … Continue reading
Congratulations to Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed by the Senate to the D.C. Circuit this morning by a vote of 57-36.
President Bush has ordered that the documents seized in Rep. Jefferson’s office should be selead and stored in the custody of the Solicitor General for 45 days. This has no legal effect, but is probably a pretty good idea to … Continue reading
Doug Berman has the scoop.
Bloomberg reports: Senators of both parties, preoccupied with other issues, are displaying little appetite for an all-out battle. Democrats, who are reluctant to oppose nominees for purely ideological reasons, won’t try to block White House aide Brett Kavanaugh, 41, who … Continue reading
CNNMoney has the news here.
The Texas Commission in Judicial Conduct has formally admonished Justice Nathan Hecht for his efforts to promote the candidacy of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court last year. Here are the relevant standards: 1. Canon 2B of the Texas Code … Continue reading
I’m putting the finishing touches on my computer crime casebook — I hope to get it to the publisher in about a week — and I made a last-minute change on the case used to explore the consent exception of … Continue reading
“We have a great deal of respect for the Congress as a coequal branch of government.” – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Source: The Associated Press.
The FBI recently executed a search warrant at the Congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson. The Associated Press reports that House leaders think the search may be unconstitutional: The FBI’s weekend search of the House office of a Louisiana Democrat … Continue reading