September 2005

Indian Rat Surveillance Department Comes Under Fire

The Hindustan Times, which I of course read religiously, reported Monday that the New Delhi city government agency that is responsible for catching rats apparently has not actually caught any rats at all in over ten years. Although (according to…

Undisclosed-Ghost Defense Asserted in Lease Case

The defendant’s lawyer says he “has deeply held beliefs regarding spirits and demons” that “require him to avoid encountering or having any association with spirits or demons.”

“Real Men Study Law”

Bruce Reed, in Slate Magazine: [I am] still reeling from revelations about [John] Roberts’ youth in [a] fascinating psychological profile from Sunday’s Washington Post. The article recounts one especially telling episode. Young Roberts was considering a graduate degree in history,…