Category Archives: The Law

America’s Day in Court

Perhaps we are a litigious people – everyone wants to sue everyone else – but of course hardly anyone does. It’s just too much bother, and it’s damned expensive. And if you deal with your bank or your healthcare plan, … Continue reading

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Law and Order and Bozo the Clown

Yeah, yeah – everyone’s an expert. And that’s harmless enough when you’re arguing about whether Daisuke Matsuzaka should have used a change-up, preventing Shin-Soo Choo’s homer in the first inning, instead of the fastball, even if Boston beat the Indians … Continue reading

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Tort Liability, Incitement and Fox News

There’s a reason some of us never gave a thought to becoming lawyers. We know a torte is one of those fancy Austrian things made of many thin layers of dense, rich cake, sandwiched together with achingly sweet cream filling … Continue reading

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Jurisprudence and Prudence

Aside from being a sexual hound dog, John Edwards was never going to be president. He may have said exactly the right things for the right constituencies – there were two Americas and it was time for the little guy, or … Continue reading

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Calling the Game

Americans love to scream at the umpire – or in basketball scream at the ref – when they blow a call. That guy was out at first and that was a perfect game. Everyone saw that last runner was out. … Continue reading

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Laying Down the Law

When an angry parent or frustrated teacher says they’re going to lay down the law, well, they don’t really mean it, or they mean only part of it. Yep, there will be rules, and you’ll follow them – or you’ll … Continue reading

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Perspective Would Be Nice

The day after the off-off-year elections – previously discussed here if you must obsess about them – the nation moved on to other matters. That was over. The Republicans picked up two governorships and the Democrats picked up two House … Continue reading

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