May 25, 3:41 PM PDT
"Mr. Lemon’s lawsuit challenged a 1968 Pennsylvania law that reimbursed religious schools for some expenses, including teachers’ salaries and textbooks, so long as they related to instruction on secular subjects also taught in the public schools." Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, writing for...
May 25, 3:25 PM PDT
"... there’s a swank Café 43 with fancier fare than W.’s cherished PB&J’s, and a gift shop featuring Laura’s favorite books, from Dostoyevsky’s 'Brothers Karamazov' to Truman Capote’s 'Music for Chameleons.'"
May 25, 3:15 PM PDT
"A force spokesman said 'We have received a number of reports from local members of the public about tweets and Facebook comments that could potentially incite racial hatred and violence." Superintendent Matt Goodridge said: 'Surrey Police will not tolerate language used in a public...
May 25, 3:09 PM PDT
Adam Liptak is the author of this obituary , which appears online at The New York Times.
May 25, 1:52 PM PDT
In Hollywood, 1948.
May 25, 12:59 PM PDT
"9. ... You’ve even developed a crush on a bookstore employee based solely on their staff picks."
May 25, 12:30 PM PDT
"... how a frustrated Marge Simpson stumbled onto an Ashley Madison-type website and then toyed with the idea of pursuing an extramarital affair on the eve of her wedding anniversary." "When we see an anomalous spike we try and identify where it came from: was it marketing, media...
May 25, 11:29 AM PDT
... is not doing anything wrong. “The sergeant told the school staff Thong Cape Scooter Man was free to ride on,” [police spokesman Joel] DeSpain said.
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"For all their putative leftism, gender theorists routinely mimic and flatter academic power with the unctuous obsequiousness of flunkies in the Vatican Curia," says Camille Paglia , reviewing 3 recent books about sadomasochism. As you might expect from Paglia...
May 25, 8:51 AM PDT
If you Instagram, Tweet or otherwise disclose anything that goes on there, it’d better be good, because you could be on the hook for $5 million in liquidated damages. [ TMZ ] Tweet Tags: celebrities Waiver for attending Justin Bieber house party is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high...
May 25, 8:16 AM PDT
1. Questionable sentence in yesterday's Daily News: "But a bride-to-be who stabbed her fiancé in the heart just hours before they walked down the aisle has now been convicted of his murder." 2. I've read about a murder that happened long ago in which a woman was stabbed in the heart with...
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Emily Bazelon's New York Times op-ed about the ever-changing definition of bullying was reminiscent of a point made in 2009 , a warning that a very dangerous word was becoming a trigger in the public's mind even though nobody could really explain what it meant. After offering...
May 24, 11:36 PM PDT
Volume 61, Discourse Discourse The New Investor Cliffhanger Stephen M. Bainbridge 2 2013 William Rutter Award Acceptance Speech Patrick D. Goodman 12
May 24, 7:00 PM PDT
The band accuses its former frontman of violating their rights, misappropriating assets and interfering with the members' livelihood. Says Weiland: "I don't give a f--- what they call themselves, but it's not Stone Temple Pilots." read more
May 24, 6:56 PM PDT
Theodore H. Frank has this essay at Forbes.com.
May 24, 6:36 PM PDT
Howard Mintz of The San Jose Mercury News has this update .
May 24, 5:12 PM PDT
"The other two spots are also intended for former Idol contestants: Kelly Clarkson and either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken." Is this something that can revive the old show?
May 24, 4:26 PM PDT
"Perhaps it is a failure of attention—there are times when I notice my own distraction while reading, and can, in a way, feel myself forgetting. There is a scarier question, one that might seem like asking if one is good at breathing, or walking. Am I actually quite bad at reading after all? "
May 24, 4:24 PM PDT
"... arguing to a federal judge that the government might need to monitor the account for a lengthy period of time," writes Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker . The new details indicate that the government wanted the option to search Rosen’s e-mails repeatedly if the F.B.I. found further...
May 24, 3:00 PM PDT
"The flag-raising seemed to hearten the neighbors, as if to assure them they would emerge triumphant from this disaster...." They are hung from skeletal trees denuded of leaves and bark, stuck in the doors of cars turned upside down and draped over pieces of twisted metal...
WSJ Law Blog
May 24, 2:47 PM PDT
A civil liberties group is claiming in federal court that an ex-Marine was locked up in a mental hospital last year because of his hostile views toward government.
May 24, 2:27 PM PDT
"The child died because he was not fed. Period." Said prosecutor Chuck Boring. (This case goes back to 2007, but is the topic of a big discussion today at Reddit , in which many people are wondering if a vegan might conceive of breastfeeding as wrong.)
May 24, 2:00 PM PDT
Mike Scarcella has this post today at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."
May 24, 1:51 PM PDT
Kirk Makin of The Toronto Globe and Mail has a news update that begins, "Judges can incorporate material they didn't write into their judgments provided they apply themselves diligently to the issues in the case, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled this morning." The...
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Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report .
May 24, 12:40 PM PDT
Some interesting cases on the duties of independent directors coming out of Delaware...I have yet to read either of them,...
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May 24, 12:34 PM PDT
There's no dispute that the traffic stop one morning in May 2009 was legitimate. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix failed to use a signal before turning into an exit lane to leave Interstate 95 in South Carolina. The...
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There’s a fantastic symposium issue out of NYU this month, devoted to evolution and innovation in contract terms. There are articles by the ridiculously productive trinity of Choi/Gulati/Posner, a wild piece by Kevin Davis on Contracts as Technology, and a very cool empirical paper...
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The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has a news update that begins, "A federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction and 28-year prison sentence for disgraced former Luzerne County Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr." You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of...
WSJ Law Blog
May 24, 10:32 AM PDT
Courts have been more willing to defend the right to publish news than the right to gather it.
May 24, 10:14 AM PDT
"In another, a bar is accused of pouring dirty water into an empty bottle and passing it off as liquor." This week's action was the result of a year-long undercover investigation, in which agents from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) used a new instrument — the...
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More adulation for a child that performs a script that serves an adult agenda. I'm really fed up with the use of children in politics. If this child were as smart as the people who are applauding her seem to think, she could figure out for herself what she wants to eat. But she's 9, and I'm sure...
May 24, 9:46 AM PDT
In the hubbub surrounding this week’s acquisition of the blogging platform Tumblr by born-again internet hub Yahoo!, I thought one of the most interesting observations concerned the regulation of pornography. It led, by a winding path, to a topic near and dear to the Concurring Opinions gang:...
May 24, 9:46 AM PDT
"From previous research, we expected that all participants would be worse at detecting the movement of large images, but high IQ individuals were much, much worse." I'm interested in this subject: Things really smart people are especially bad at.
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May 24, 9:33 AM PDT
Updated at 2:37 p.m. Television broadcasters filed a copyright infringement lawsuit yesterday against FilmOn.com Inc., a company that allows users to stream live television programs online. The networks are seeking a court injunction, accusing FilmOn of "exploiting…some of...
May 24, 9:22 AM PDT
"I think when we do, we win in Iowa, we win in Wisconsin, and all across this great country, and we transform this place we live in." Scott Walker in Iowa.
May 24, 9:09 AM PDT
In fact, it's necessary for the efficient functioning of the legal system. Merits and appearances matter. Cojocaru British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre , 2013 SCC 30 [CanLII link here ], released today, holds, unanimously, that the mere fact judicial reasons duplicate, with or...
May 24, 8:57 AM PDT
"Are you proud of, embarrassed by or ambivalent about this outdated thing?" Several answers at the link (which is via Metafilter ), but this one got me: Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows : “The ‘device’ that feels most outdated to me is my blog ,” says Carr. “When I started the thing, in 2005...
May 24, 8:37 AM PDT
Randal O’Toole doesn’t share the concerns of Greg Beato and others. Tweet Tags: autos , Google , privacy , technology Driverless cars: a privacy/surveillance threat? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
WSJ Law Blog
May 24, 8:17 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission is offering a strong defense of its powers to police cybersecurity practices against a challenge by Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
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