"The tornado damage near Oklahoma City is still being assessed and the death toll is expected to rise, but already Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says he will insist that any federal disaster aid be paid for with cuts elsewhere."Honestly, this is just despicable. To put it in context, Oklahoma is a net recipient of federal tax dollars. (New Yorkers pay, per Posted on Outside Counsel on May 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Via Ars Technica, the gaming company that made League of Legends, a massively multiplayer online game, has come up with an interesting way to manage abusive comments.
The moderation seems to consist of a Tribunal process, which was designed and implemented by staff on the gaming company who hold advanced degrees in psychology and related fields. The T Posted on Fannie's Room on May 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Clio, the cloud-based legal practice management platform, announced today that it will host the inaugural Clio Cloud Conference Sept. 23 and 24 in Chicago. I am proud to have been invited to speak at the conference, which will feature various presentations focusing on the evolving relationship between law and technology. According to Clio’s annou Posted on Lawsites on May 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Ray Manzarek, dead. I go around and around with The Doors. Sometimes I think they were pretty cool, other times I think they were the worst sort of pretentious hippie band. "The scream of the butterfly..." Seriously? That's the kind of lyric that Mel Brooks would write for Dick Shawn, and The Doors pretty much dropped a line like that into every song. Posted on Outside Counsel on May 21, 2013 at 9:07 AM
Larry Lessig at #ccsummit2011 / David KindlerCC BY This week we have two exciting announcements about our Global Summit, the bi-annual gathering of our community which will be held in Buenos Aires in August 2013. First – we are pleased to confirm that Professor Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law [...] Posted on Creative Commons.org on May 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM
Two weeks ago we wrote about the U.S. Executive Order and announcement of Project Open Data, an open source project (managed on Github) that lays out the implementation details behind behind the President?s Executive Order and memo. The project offers more information on open licenses, and gives examples of acceptable licenses for U.S. federal data. [. Posted on Creative Commons.org on May 20, 2013 at 4:15 PM
This week on our legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the debate over the growing use of private prisons. Joining us to discuss the issue are Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Adrian Moore, vice president of the Reason Foundation, a non-profit in support of libertarian principles and privatization. Sus Posted on Lawsites on May 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Justin Richland, University of Chicago, is publishing Jurisdiction: Grounding Law in Language in the Annual Review of Anthropology. Here is the abstract.Jurisdiction, a concept often demarcating law?s territorial scope, and thus the bounds of state sovereignty, is offered here as a theory of legal language and its relation to law?s social force. Recons Posted on Law & Humanities Blog on May 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Ronald K. L. Collins, University of Washington School of Law, has published Theodore Schroeder and the Pre-1919 Defenses of Free Speech: The Case for Freedom of Sexual Expression as University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-16. Here is the abstract.The modern First Amendment began with a turn of the clock, on a Monday on March 13, Posted on Law & Humanities Blog on May 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM
So, the third military man in 2 weeks, in charge of sexual assault response, has been charged with boundary-violating misbehavior.
Like many feminists, I'm not surprised by these circumstances. I'm also not surprised that some people are, apparently, surprised.
A few months ago, at the now-defunct Family Scholars Blog, someone started talking about s Posted on Fannie's Room on May 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM