Testing Twitter Integration

Once more trying to get Wordpress to tweet my blog posts with URL-shortening by bit.ly. I think it will work this time. Update: It works!…

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Sort of Back

I am sort of back from hiatus. Kind of. I got the site updated to latest Wordpress, something I've been meaning to do for . . . um . . . a year now? Also added Twitter to the right hand sidebar and fixed the Wishlist page, which broke on…

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Scalia on the Meaning of the Latin Cross

The ongoing controversy over a Latin cross erected in 1934 on Federal land in Mojave National Preserve to honor WWI dead reached the Supreme Court today on the question of whether Congress' sale of the land where the cross sits to a private entity in an effort to remove the…

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Bar Exam

There. That's over. It'll be three months before I know if I passed.…

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Facebook Ads

Check your Facebook privacy settings, if you use it. Apparently by default Facebook allows your profile photo to be used by 3rd party advertisers to promote services to your friends. Facebook sez, "Don't mind us, we're just whoring out your photos" You can turn this off by logging into Facebook…

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Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

Spoilers. I did take time out of my absurd schedule to go see Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince at midnight on Wednesday. Which reminds me how irritating it is when I go buy a ticket for "12:00am Tuesday" for a 12:00am Wednesday showing. That people and movie…

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Still gone, but with a request

I've been so very busy. Graduating from law school, then preparing for the bar. The bar is in a week and a half (last Tues-Thurs in July) and I'm starting to feel the stress. I'm also just now in the middle of a house move which must be completed by…

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And Maine Makes Five

Maine legalizes same-sex marriage By legislative action, no less. Without a court telling them they had to do it. That makes Maine the second state to enact same-sex marriage without a judicial order to do so, and the first state to enact same-sex marriage without a judicial order to at…

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An excerpt from a footnote in my Law Review article

Here is a hopefully useful excerpt from a footnote in my Law Review article. It's not the whole footnote, and I'm not going to share the entire article for at least some time, as I have other plans for it. But this one footnote, the result of many, many hours…

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"Knock, Knock!"

"Who's there?" "Orange." "Orange who?" "Orange you glad you didn't vote for McCain!" I still say Stevens is due - he'll be 89 this year. And Ginsburg has health issues. Luckily all three are part of the liberal bloc and will be replaced with liberals - not likely to upset…

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Gill v. Office of Personnel Management

Complaint here. [pdf] Various plaintiffs married to or formerly married to and now widowed by persons of the same sex under Massachusetts law after Goodridge filed suit in the United States District Court for District of Massachusetts yesterday (case no. 1:2009cv10309) directly challenging the constitutionality of § 3 of the…

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Twilight of the West: Part 1

Things are . . . happening. Bad things. September 11 I thought about blogging on September 11, but I couldn't think of anything new to say. That's sad. Seven years, and nothing has gotten better. Nothing tall and shining has risen from Lower Manhattan except the same phantom lights that…

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LHC Advisory Note

Dear The Internets, Please be advised that, although the Large Hadron Collider will be powered up on Wednesday, no high-energy collisions are scheduled until November. It really upsets me to see people, including the news media reporting tomorrow's initial power-up as "the most complex scientific experiment ever undertaken" (from the…

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Eee! And also Reader!

I have jumped on the weensy netbook bandwagon and purchased an ASUS Eee PC 901. It is teensy and black and is running a spare XP license I had left over from when I upgraded my now massive by comparison laptop to Vista. It is wonderful! It is quick, small…

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Where Have I Been?

I have been busy. Very busy indeed. First, I spent much of the summer working for a local judge. I can't tell you which one. It was a wonderful experience and I got to work on a variety of cases. Classes started two weeks ago and I am getting back…

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Rosebush Watch Ends

Rosebush Watch officially ended July 1, when I received an apology for the vandalism of my rosebush. I forgot to tell everyone. Sorry. The camera is gone, as is the Rosebush Watch page. The bush is now in its second bloom cycle and is covered with new flowers.…

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Aggregation Aggravation

I got a letter today from the City: Click to read it. At the bottom of the page is a tear-off form that I'm supposed to fill out and sign in order to opt out of the program, but my scanner won't scan legal-size paper, so you don't get to…

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Incompetent Industrials II

Here's a particularly bad one from a company by which I once was employed. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tbXZVQzu_4…

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WALL·E

Beware Spoilers! My sister and I went to see wall·e this afternoon. After the extraordinary success of Ratatouille, I had high expectations for Pixar. Pixar has consistently offered excellent films with lovable characters, engaging stories, and exquisite imagery. When Disney bought out the studio, I was seriously worried that…

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Gak!

That's the noise I just made when I realized all the stuff I need to do. In no particular order: Explain my position on the death penalty (including my analysis of Kennedy v. Louisiana) Post my analysis of District of Columbia v. Heller Finish my critique of "gay culture" Write…

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