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University of South Dakota School of Law

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Today in History -- October 10

732 – The question whether Latin or Arabic will become the language of European lawyers is settled when a Frankish army under Charles "The Hammer" Martel defeats the Moors at the Battle of Tours:.

1582 – Because the new Gregorian Calendar has been introduced, this day does not exist in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. England, suspicious of such Papish novelties, goes ahead with the day anyway.

1919 – Future Canadian Supreme Court Justice Willard Zebedee "Bud" Estey is born at Saskatoon.

1938 – World War II is prevented by the signing of the Munich Agreement. The world is much relieved.

1953 – Justice Sir Erima Harvey Northcroft of the New Zealand Supreme Court dies in Christchurch at age 68.

1971 – London Bridge – dismantled and brought stone by stone, opens at Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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Dora Explores Contract Litigation

A Aa Over the last decade, kiddie icon Dora the Explorer has gone to a lot of exotic places -- but none as potentially scary as her latest destination:  New York County Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Actress Caitlin Sanchez (left), who has voiced the Nickelodeon cartoon star (right) for the past three years, is suing the network for a reported $7 million.  The 14-year-old Sanchez was paid more than $5,000 an episode, but says that she's been required to do up to 100 promotional events a year without pay.


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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Daily Show on the Double Standard of Strategic Default