May 08, 2006

I Wanna Be A Lawyer When I Grow Up
What motivated you to enter the legal profession?

Posted 09:56 AM

May 06, 2006

Well, hell...
Congrats to Unblage -- she just learned she passed the bar!

Posted 10:41 PM

A New Twist on Traffic Stops
how many cases are there that involve a traffic stop of a guy riding a bicycle that leads to a search of the bike and discovery of drugs inside the bike?

Posted 08:34 AM

May 03, 2006

Faulty Testimony Sent 2 to Death Row, Panel Finds
Many arson investigators were self-taught and “inept,” the report said, adding: “There is no crime other than homicide by arson for which a person can be sent to death row based on the unsupported opinion of someone who received all his training 'on the job.' ” [via]

Posted 01:29 PM

Congrats to Half-Cocked on being done with law school!

Posted 11:25 AM

Montana To D.C.: Eat Our Balls
This Saturday night, D.C.-area residents are invited to . . . tuck into some of Montana's famed rocky mountain oysters (a/k/a “Cowboy Caviar”) -- that is, deep-fried bull testicles.

Posted 11:09 AM

Electronic Surveillance Statistics for 2005
For FISA surveillance orders, 2072 applications were made to the FISA court; none were denied. . . . In all, only 4 applications have ever been denied.

Posted 11:09 AM

May 02, 2006

Good News from SCOTUS
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously set aside a South Carolina murder conviction and death sentence, as Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. in his first high court opinion said the man wasn't given a fair chance to mount a defense.

Posted 08:20 PM

Ridden Your Bike Lately?
Yesterday marked the beginning of National Bike Month, sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

Posted 07:55 PM

theshow: 05-01-06
So you're spying on us and you've taken away any legal recourse for us to check up on you. What a dick move!

Posted 02:30 PM

Get a Mac
PC: “I have some very cool apps that are bundled with me ... calculator ... clock.” Mac: “Sounds like hours of fun.”

Posted 12:50 PM

April 29, 2006

Defender of life to the end of the line
“Nicole was our crusader for justice.” She was only 27 years old! So sad...

Posted 08:23 AM

The Harvard Bloggership Conference in a Nutshell
Blogging can be scholarly, except when it's not.

Posted 07:35 AM

April 27, 2006

9/11 Families Request Gov't Docs
Is it really about secrecy?

Posted 12:59 PM

April 25, 2006

Your Body and Your Government
New slide show explaining the facts of life to young girls. [via]

Posted 01:35 PM


Posted 12:18 PM

IL Legislature will rock the nation

Posted 12:01 PM

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's Today!

Posted 11:43 AM

Paragraph of the Day
“The promise of Gideon was just that, a promise,”

Posted 10:55 AM

Gratuity Not Included
why do we tip where we do, and not at other places?

Posted 10:43 AM

PD Joke
I need to learn something about marketing. I never learned anything about marketing because I came from the public defenders office. [via]

Posted 10:34 AM

April 24, 2006

Bush Hits New Low in Another Poll
34% yes, 60% no

Posted 12:26 PM

More Compassion for White Drug Users?

Posted 12:14 PM

Spring Weather
It's almost finals time, and you know what that means: Snow!

Posted 12:06 PM