Critics of civil forfeiture are cheering a new, unanimous Supreme Court decision which strikes a significant blow to the practice. The use of forfeiture actions, in which states file suit to confiscate the property of those accused of crimes, has been under fire by people of all political stripes, who see it as an extreme and unfair overreach of power.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that happen in a basketball game before. As a metaphor for college athletics and college basketball in particular, it’s amazing.
You missed some good times.
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Your weekly roundup of the most interesting law and legal related links from around the web. This week, we have teacher strikes, the pledge of allegiance, spying county sheriffs, a little bit of nepotism, and Dropkick Murphys.
On and on…
Your Ordinary World Education links ft stories on active shooter drills, does homeworks work, hand notetaking, speech, big science, grade inflation & more
Kid’s gotta do something.
How do you say, “Cry me a river” in Russian? Or better yet, sing it in Russian and post to Facebook, which Russia Today’s ‘In the Now’ can no longer do.
Your Ordinary World ft links to stories on President Trumps Emergency Declaration, UK Labour split, Black History Month, how Gov’t shutdowns really happen, Tulsi Gabbard, and The Resistance resists for you to read, share, and discuss.
Trump won. The fact that we hate it actually bolsters the case.
In his recent novel, Salman Rushdie shows how reinventing oneself is damned hard to pull off, even in New York.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
Waiting, waiting, waiting…
It’s OK to be scared by scary things. Driving in the snow is one of them.
Masque of the Red Death: A game for 4-7 people who know how to play board games.
Mattress sales, appliances, birthdays
Allowing lobbyists to pay people to stand in line for public hearings is only bad in a purely symbolic way. Which is to say, it’s really, really bad.
Linky Friday this weeks delves into the world of Amazon: HQ2 cancelled, NYC reacts, business, economics, Jeff Bezos, politics, unions & more
Folks just don’t speed like they used to.
While I will likely not eschew reading the news altogether, I have certainly become a more judicious consumer of it in recent times.
Luckily, they make love songs for twisted and dysfunctional creeps too.
Great by any name (The 40th, The Great G Minor, The One That Goes Dah-dah-dah, Dah-dah-dah , Dah-dah-dah-dah)
Somethings were never meant to be.
To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.
Your weekly roundup of legal news, this week featuring suicidal chickens, bug infested lawyers, NYPD vs. Google, teacher strikes, dumb criminals and more.
The cognizant card.
I remember how, more than any other game I have played, Alpha Centauri inspired me to learn about the literature & philosophy from which it drew inspiration
Clean your own house first. Eric Porterfield is in West Virginia, and West Virginia is my home, so let’s just deal with him for now.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, this week: Last ride of the Tornado, welding, voice to the voiceless, self-healing polymers, rainmaking, China, and more.
Early and often?
A bingeable podcast series confronts the big question, “Are We Doomed?”
We need a brand-new approach to relieving human pain. Our existing solutions pack our prisons, sentence nonviolent offenders to life and exacerbate one of the worst and most avoidable tragedies in recent memory.
Your Ordinary World for Monday 11Feb2018 with links to stories and POV’s you need from across the web and around the world. Read, share, & discuss