Thursday, January 28, 2010

Top 10 .gov Web Site of 2009

GCN (Government Computer News) has put out a list of the top 10 .gov Web sites of 2009. Wanted to share some of these (mostly) new pages that many have never heard of.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A funny moment at the U.S. Supreme Court

From NMiss Commentor

From the oral argument transcript today in Briscoe v. Virginia, a funny moment in the argument of University of Michigan law professor Richard Friedman:

MR. FRIEDMAN: I think that issue is entirely orthogonal to the issue here because the Commonwealth is acknowledging -
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I’m sorry. Entirely what?
MR. FRIEDMAN: Orthogonal. Right angle. Unrelated. Irrelevant.
JUSTICE SCALIA: What was that adjective? I liked that.
MR. FRIEDMAN: Orthogonal.
MR. FRIEDMAN: Right, right.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Orthogonal, ooh.
JUSTICE KENNEDY: I knew this case presented us a problem.
MR. FRIEDMAN: I should have — I probably should have said -
JUSTICE SCALIA: I think we should use that in the opinion.
MR. FRIEDMAN: I thought — I thought I had seen it before.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Or the dissent.
MR. FRIEDMAN: That is a bit of professorship creeping in, I suppose.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Infringement Suit

I can't help but smirk at the puns to be made when addressing law suits and clothing manufacturers but this ABA Journal article discusses trademark infringement by the company "The South Butt" which is clearly in my mind making fun of and gaining notoriety off of "The North Face" line of products.

I can also, for better or worse, attest to having seen a "South Butt" jacket over the Christmas break. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments sections.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Law Library Closure

The law library is closing today at 8:30 a.m. due to the lack of water and restroom facilities. We plan on being open 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Scalia speech

I was remiss in not speaking about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia coming to speak at MC Law. Here is an article from the Jackson Free Press that discusses some highlights of his speech. The primary emphasis of the speech was on the use of foreign legal materials in American jurisprudence.