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May 26, 2007

NC Statute on Juror Swearing Interpreted to Avoid Challenge

This report details how a court interpreted North Carolina's statute requiring jurors to be sworn to avoid a constitutional challenge by interpreting it to allow the juror to use any "holy text," and not just the bible. The plaintiff had been denied the right to swear on the Quran.

May 26, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 24, 2007

Supremes Re-Interpret FRCP 8(C).

Literally on the day I was finishing Mastering Civil Procedure, they abrogated Conley v. Gibson and changed notions of pleading.  The case, Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, is here.

Where is my drawing board?

May 24, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 22, 2007

Tid Bits

Debate about Revising FISA. There's a couple of interesting op-ed pieces here on the wiretap statute that has been the center of much recent controversy.

Immigration Bill Opposition Grows. Who knows what the final bill will look like. Read about some concerns here.

Law Banning Use of Doctor Prescription Information Struckdown in New Hampshire. There's an interesting short piece here.

May 22, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack