Tag Archives: The Law

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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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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There Is Justice and Then There Is the Law

Blame Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – he sat on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932 and would fit right in today. That he died in 1935 presents a problem, of course. But he didn’t legislate … Continue reading

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