Monthly Archive: February 2019

They Stole My Batman

There have been many iterations of Batman. The best comes from Batman: The Animated Series

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Muthana?

Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.

parliament

Linky Friday: Parliamentary Procedures

Linky Friday: Parliamentary Procedures ft latest from our UK friends including Brexit, Labour defections, Troy rebellions, Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May & more

Stone

Roger Stone Gagged, Again

Roger Stone did a very stupid thing. Judge Amy Berman Jackson wasn’t amused, as the federal judge modified the indicted Stone’s gag order.

Zion Williamson

Gotta Be the Shoes, and That Might Be the Problem

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.

SCOTUS Takes a Bite Out of Civil Forfeiture

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.

parliament

Party Defections Continue in UK Parliment

Rumblings in Westminster are starting to get louder, and more public, as the UK House of Commons tries to find a path forward with the Brexit deadline bearing down on them.

Billionaires

Those Dastardly Billionaires, or Something

“Evil rich” and it’s slightly more polite colloquial cousin “greedy rich” are very old – and occasionally true – stereotypes, and will never go away. But we should not accept them on face value, and we certainly should not be making wide-ranging and binding policy based off it.

Wednesday Writs for 2/20

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.