Friday, April 11, 2008

Scalia "Not a Nut"

Justice Scalia is out promoting a new book he co-authored with Bryan A. Garner titled Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges and generating newsworthy quotes at a rapid clip.  In this ABA Journal piece, Scalia is quoted as saying to a group of students at Roger Williams University law school that he is a "textualist, I am an originalist. I am not a nut."  Scalia is quoted here as saying that the concept of separation of church and state is a lie.  He said, "If you want to enact a statute that says the president can never say ‘God bless America,’ then I have no problem with that.  Just don’t tell me that the Constitution prohibits it."--Counseller

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Electronic Discovery

You may have already noticed this new publication (perhaps because of the fine work of the folks over at the Mass Tort Litigation Blog), but the Rand Corporation has issued a report on electronic discovery authored by James N. Dertouzos, Nicholas M. Pace, Robert H. Anderson.--Counseller   

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Legal Education Questions

At, there's quite a conversation ongoing about what law schools do, what they should do, and what they can realistically expect to do.  Dean Chemerinsky's post "A law school for the 21st century" is a good place to start.  You can find an updating guide to the conversation here at Moneylaw. --RR

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Couple Things You Might Have Missed

Take a look at this post and the accompanying links over at Appellate Law & Practice about the recent  press the Second Circuit Clerk's office has been receiving.  Also, click here to check out Howard Bashman's post and link on Judge Richard A. Posner's new book, "How Judge's Think."--Counseller

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Monday, April 7, 2008

New Supplemental Jurisdiction Article

The Florida Law Review has published Prof. Douglas Floyd's latest article, Three Faces of Supplemental Jurisdiction After the Demise of United Mine Workers v. Gibbs.  With your Westlaw password, you can access the full article here.--Counseller 

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