- Andrew Speaker, Morning Docket, Sandra Day O'Connor, SCOTUS, Sports, Supreme Court, Trials, Violence
- Animal Law, Fashion, Federal Judges, Free Speech, Holland & Knight, Kids, Non-Sequiturs, Sports, Violence
* According to a lawsuit filed by fellow blogger David Oscar Markus, you have a First Amendment right to cocks on the internets. [Althouse; Volokh Conspiracy]
* In other odd legal news from Florida, Holland & Knight has discovered a new practice area: “suing Little League back to the Stone Age.” [St. Petersburg Times via Deadspin]
* Still more Florida weirdness. Avoid wearing black in this judge’s courtroom. [Daily Business Review]
* Speaking of fashion, should federal judges be provided with clip-on ties? Sadly, it might mark a style improvement for many. [Underbelly]
* He killed, but it was a tough crowd; they crucified him. [CNN]
* Jeez, all sorts of shenanigans going on with convicted murderers. [CNN]
* It’s not going away folks. [Jurist]
* Yep, it’s still constitutional in Georgia. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
* Is this going to lead to people who suck at it not even being allowed to play golf? [WSJ Law Blog]
- Death Penalty, Deaths, Defamation, Habeas Corpus, Kids, Morning Docket, Oral Sex / Blow Jobs, Sentencing Law, Sex, Sports, State Judges
* So what’s the solution here? Let another state’s appellate court hear the appeals? [AP via Kane County Chronicle via How Appealing]
* Come on, you can get the man a bond hearing earlier than three weeks from now. They’re killing me with this; let him go, damnit! [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
* Mississippi sues State Farm for bad faith. [Jurist]
* Texas is uncharacteristically deliberate about executing somebody. [CNN]
* What is it with lawyers and sports tickets? [WSJ Law Blog]
- Alberto Gonzales, Football, Habeas Corpus, Immigration, Morning Docket, Oral Sex / Blow Jobs, SCOTUS, Sentencing Law, Sports, Supreme Court
* Really, Baker, you’re gonna appeal? Listen, let it go. Nobody wants this guy in jail. [New York Times via How Appealing]
* Who will patrol the guardsmen? [New York Times]
* Senate seven votes shy on expressing no confidence in Gonzales. [Jurist]
* Rum and coke at a Bears game? [WSJ Law Blog]
* Five unanimous opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court. [SCOTUSblog via How Appealing]
* Panda Express, Kelly and Ping’s and hall of shamer Eggrolls Etc are fakes alright, but they’re not illegal. Is widespread consumption of Lean Cuisine a harbinger of another Cultural Revolution? [Disgrasian]
* Martha is peeved that her staff didn’t do a background check on her driver. Expect a guest of middle-eastern descent on her next show, discussing the necessity of luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and teaching TV viewers how to make basbousa. [Huffington Post]
* We’ve known this for some time, but it’s worth repeating: that Chiquita Banana you eat before an intramural game is quite possibly the world’s most imperfect food. [Boston Herald]
* Venn Diagrams rule. Speaking of tennis, don’t forget to catch the finals of the Roland Garros this weekend. And phenomenal Ana (also infinitely hotter than her poufy-faced predecessor of sorts) has her own blog! [FN1] [Indexed via Quiz Law]
[FN1] And I’m not condoning the ridiculous levels of exploitation women’s tennis has seen in the past decade…but she is super-hot, not just tennis-player hot! Yeah, I’m jealous.
This past weekend witnessed an historic event: the first annual BLUEBOOK INVITATIONAL!!!
And we were on hand for the competition. On Saturday, May 12, the four august publications that publish the Bluebook — the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal — vied for supremacy.
When we first learned about the “Bluebook Invitational,” we could barely contain our excitement. We imagined a contest to determine which law review’s editors were most proficient in the rules of legal citation. It would be like the law review version of the crossword puzzle contests featured in the movie Wordplay. Editors would be given sample pages of incorrectly Bluebooked prose. They would then have to edit them, under time pressure, before being scored on both the speed and accuracy of their Bluebooking.
Sadly, as we later learned, the “Bluebook Invitational” has nothing to do with actual Bluebooking:
WTF? Why would we want to watch a bunch of law review gunner-types toss a pigskin around?
As it turned out, though, we had a fun time. And some of the players were actually very good.
A report on the proceedings, plus pictures, after the jump.
* It’s a sign of the times when smoking laws have a better chance than public urination laws in justifying Operation Homeless. Or, Berkeley officials can ask Giuliani what he really did to clean up Times Square. [San Francisco Chronicle]
* Does anyone remember the dystopian Strange Days? Let that be a warning. [Feminist Law Professors]
* That ice cream girl/boy better not lean against or press down on the scale though. [Signs On San Diego]
* Why? Because I love the ongoing Brooke/Tom feud/reconciliation bit, and because I find it amazing that someone who has always been and is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen inexplicably has absolutely no charm, warmth or grace. [AOL Entertainment]
* He’s a lightweight but he’s no lightweight. I’m rooting for this guy, because I’m a sucker (heh) for these kinds of inspirational stories. (If you’ve seen/read Friday Night Lights, you’ll know that one of the players went to Harvard before returning to Texas for law school and Odessa to practice.) [Yahoo! News]