So the word on the street is that the White House is looking for somewhere to have the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed other than lower Manhattan. I think that’s fine. The Constitution requires that the trial take place in… Continue Reading
For the record, this is not taking budget deficit reduction seriously.
Thoughts as they occur to me: There are probably a lot of people out there more interested in the premiere of the iPad than in the President laying out his agenda for the next year. The whole Supreme Court is… Continue Reading
San Francisco, 1981: Money quote: “It takes two hours at $5.00 per hour to get the newspaper, so the online newspaper isn’t going to be much competition for the twenty-cent version you can buy on the street.” That sentence seems… Continue Reading
Here’s the problem: the way things are going, we’re going to have a deficit of $1.35 tillion this year. I have been alive long enough to remember when the national debt was that much. Okay, not really, but it is… Continue Reading
This one’s for my new friend Ennis.
In an opinion that demonstrates just how astonishingly deferential the “rational basis” standard for governmental actions can be, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has permitted a Wisconsin prison to ban inmates from playing Dungeons and Dragons or possessing any… Continue Reading
Direct from the source: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” said President Barack Obama. Well, he’s on his way to getting half that wish granted — right now it looks like he’s on… Continue Reading
I’ve little more to add to the Unreligious Right than is already there — giving a sixteen-year-old rape victim 101 lashes with a whip for the crime of becoming pregnant as a result of the rape, and acquitting the rapist… Continue Reading
A great coup for a trial attorney is to get the other side’s expert to admit that you’re right about the part of your case that he has been called to testify about. David Boies pulled that off today —… Continue Reading