Category Archives for legal

November 10, 2010

On intent and vote counting (Or, Patterico yet again misunderstands intentionalism)

TweetIn what I’m guessing is supposed to be a shot at me, LA DDA Patrick Frey — in a post ostensibly on Alaska Tea Party candidate Joe Miller’s decision to bring suit demanding that write in votes for Lisa Murkowski … Continue reading

10. November 2010 by Jeff G.

October 29, 2008

Mr Bojangles, dance

TweetI wrote about it yesterday, but it certainly bears repeating: you conservaghouls need to find yourself a new token brother, one with a little bit of sizzle. Fo’shizzle, even. Because let’s face it: trotting out “articulate” types like Uncle Tom … Continue reading

29. October 2008 by Jeff G.

June 29, 2007

Schools, race, "diversity," and "compelling interest," revisited

TweetI’ve had an interesting exchange with Karl and (yes) Shine in the comment thread to yesterday’s post on the 5-4 SCOTUS ruling that would, on the surface at least, restrict the use of “race” (as a substantive deliminator) in K-12 … Continue reading

29. June 2007 by Jeff G.

June 29, 2007

The ACLU makes a right (or, maybe, "correct") turn

TweetFrom Jacob Sullum, “Driving While Armed,” Aug/Sept Reason (print edition): Since “the constitutional right to bear arms is primarily a collective one,” the American Civil Liberties Union has said, the extent to which the government should restrict gun ownership “is … Continue reading

29. June 2007 by Jeff G.

June 28, 2007

Grutter Politics?

TweetOver at SCOTUSblog, Tom Goldstein has a balanced take on today’s Supreme Court combined decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (Judge Roberts writes for the 5-4 majority). … Continue reading

28. June 2007 by Jeff G.

June 18, 2007

a post that mimics an actual blog post, even as it's meant (meta-secretly) to test certain Word Press functions

TweetFrom the AP: District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred Saturday for his “selfish” rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players – a politically motivated act, his judges said, that he inexplicably allowed to fester for months after it was … Continue reading

18. June 2007 by Jeff G.