July 2012

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“Politics is Weird. And Creepy.”

So said Shepard Smith of FOX News back in May (doing some catch-up today). Newt Gingrich had just withdrawn from the race, and although the primary had been vicious ("[Gingrich] was a failed leader and he had to resign in…




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Professor: Maybe Secret Legal Memos Are Secret Because They Suck

I'm paraphrasing, but I'm pretty sure he'd agree with that. In this video from the Economist, Prof. Bruce Ackerman makes some important points that make this worth five minutes of your time (depending on your billing rate, I suppose). First,…



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Good Reason to Kill #26: Plaid Jacket

Artist's Impression The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a Marin County driver was arrested on July 23 for trying to run down a pedestrian. According to police, the pedestrian was targeted because he was wearing a plaid jacket. Apparently, the 31-year-old…


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Hooray for Jack Daniels (and Its Lawyers)

Especially given the recent Charles Carreon nastiness, it is nice to get a reminder that many lawyers are not (and need not be) assholes. Cease-and-desist letters are a frequent source of evidence to the contrary. These are often necessary in…


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Goat Man Mystery Solved!

"I thought I wanted answers," said Coty Creighton, who discovered Goat Man roaming the wilds of Utah on July 15, "but I was naive. I should have left well enough alone. Now I just want the mystery back." His disappointment…


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You People Quit Bothering Goat Man

Goat Man, Lurkin' "The sighting of a man dressed in a goat suit on a Utah mountain is causing concern among state wildlife officials," begins this report on the recent sighting of a man dressed in a goat suit on…


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French Demand Compensation for Plantagenet Murder

Prof. Jonathan Turley reports that the French city of Angers has demanded restitution for the murder of Edward Plantagenet, the last member of the Plantagenet dynasty that ruled England from 1154 until 1485. The city would like an apology and 513 years' worth of…