Miscellaneous

Today’s Huffington Post Segment

If you're interested, here's this week's edition of "Legalese It," the Friday panel discussion of random legal issues hosted by Mike Sacks and (this week) featuring me, Elie Mystal of ATL and Jessica Mederson of e-Discovery Matters on the panel. We discussed…


On Huffington Post Live Today

I was on the Huffington Post just now as part of a panel discussing topics including (1) the Virginia AG's decision not to enforce the state constitution's ban on gay marriage, (2) the Florida candidate who unironically suggested that President…


Colorado Removes “420” Mile Marker

The problem is the number's association with the practice of smoking marijuana. Not that Colorado has a problem with that; as I'm sure you all know, it's now legal there to use or possess up to an ounce. It's just…


Comical Case Names: Terrible v. Terrible

Somewhat surprisingly, there is nothing else funny about the opinion itself, but it still qualifies for the Comical Case Names Page. Terrible v. Terrible, 534 P. 2d 919 (Nev. 1975). The parties had been divorced in 1971 after a proceeding I…



Another Technical Note

You may sometimes be getting a weird-looking website (weirder than mine) when trying to access Lowering the Bar. I'm in the middle of changing webhosts, and access appears to be spotty while that change is in progress. (It's not supposed to…


RSS Feed Update

For those of you who subscribe to the RSS feed, I just changed that over from Feedburner to Feedblitz. That should not affect you at all, if Feedblitz keeps its promise to make that a transparent and seamless transition. You…


Retraction of the Millennium

Previously in the Harrisburg Patriot & Union: We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall be no…


No, Twerking Is Not Illegal

According to numerous reports, the mayor of DeQuincy, Louisiana, made "twerking" illegal recently after the horrific display of it by what's-her-name at the MTV Awards brought it to his attention. The dance move is a "defiant act against Jesus," Mayor…