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in response to the McCain controversy

A friend asked me what I thought, so I responded. This was on Facebook, so it is a little informal: Whether McCain is a natural-born citizen has been getting press (well, minor press) for years, but it makes sense that…

conferences

I’ll be attending two conferences in the next month and a half, and I’m really excited about them. The one I’m going to this weekend is the Rebellious Lawyering conference at Yale. It’s a public interest law conference, and there…

universal jurisdiction

No citations this time, just ruminations. I read a story about how some nations are using universal jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes. Universal jurisdiction is an awkward concept to me. It allows a nation with absolutely no connection to a…

why I’m lazy

I woke up at 10 this morning. Granted, I went to bed close to 2 (girls’ night last night), but I slept later than I intended. And I haven’t really accomplished anything since then. I guess that’s okay. I do…

what I’ve learned and what I think

So one thing that I’ve learned this year (and really, it’s been years in the making) is that I’m a good leader, and I certainly do well with responsibility, but I don’t like it. It makes me think that I’m…

sure

Today ended up being a pretty good day. I was more productive than I usually am, though that isn’t saying much. I’ve been reading the Economist instead of reading for my secured transactions class. It’s better that way. Sometimes I…

maybe

I may have taken on more than I can handle this year. I feel like I’m not doing a good job with all the things I’m involved in. We’ll see how it goes.

protecting the innocent… corporations?

I didn’t realize the significance of this case until I read a blurb about it in the Economist this week. The US Supreme Court came down recently with the decision in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., — S.…