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4 Jul 8:27 pm
 (Pix from Great Seal of the United States, State Symbols USA) For American Independence Day I have gotten into the habit of considering questions touching on the essence of American political ideology (e.g., Ruminations 52: Surmizing Liberty and Equality in American Political Ideology; Democracy Part 28/Ruminations 51: On the Contradiction of Voting, Democracy and Revolution in the U.S. and Egypt). But Americans don't think much in ideological terms; Americans think even less in historical terms, except perhaps to the extent necessary to reach back to a term useful in new ways… [read post]
4 Jul 8:18 pm
This week, the Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries went beyond the recommendations of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) (see prior posting) in finding violations of law by a bakery whose owner refused on religious grounds to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.  In Matter of Melissa Elaine Klein dba Sweetcakes By Melissa, (Bur. Labor & Indus., July 2, 2015), the Commissioner agreed with the ALJ that co-owner Aaron Klein violated ORS 659A.403 that bars discrimination in public accommodations on the basis, among others, of sexual orientation,… [read post]
4 Jul 7:49 pm
IF IT WERE A PILL, EVERYONE WOULD TAKE IT: Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age. “Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life, according to a new study of participants in the coming Senior Olympics. The study found that the athletes’ fitness age is typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age, providing a clear inspiration to the rest of us to get out and start moving more.” What’s most striking is that most of them hadn’t exercised vigorously their entire lives, but rather started late in… [read post]
4 Jul 7:41 pm
The past two summers I have spent a week teaching young people aged 16 to 20 at the Young Conservatives Leadership Summit at Colorado Christian University.   The most popular hour lecture both years was the one in which I list for them 90 novels they ought to read, and the order in which they ought to read them, in order to addict them to the stronger stuff of real history.  The order is as important as the books themselves as the method runs from most easily accessible to most difficult, usually in backwards chronological sequence, with a twist at the end into the Napoleonic… [read post]
4 Jul 7:27 pm
A 4 yeard old girl  from Lodi was tragically killed today at Rancho Seco when a 4 year allegedly  old darted out between 2 cars. According to the Sacramento Bee story, the accident could not have been avoided. This 4th of July accident must have taken a terrible toll on everyone and yet I wonder if the Newspaper is concluding far too quickly that the accident was unavoidable. Child “dart out” accidents happen relatively frequently. They happen  more often around ice cream trucks, schools, and parks. As a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney, I have handled many… [read post]
4 Jul 7:20 pm
"The New Divisions in the U.S. Supreme Court: The justices this year seemed to be less likely to vote along traditional partisan lines, but bitter battles over philosophical ideals in recent decisions could be a sign of bigger wars to come next fall." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic. [read post]
4 Jul 7:18 pm
“It sometimes seems that the writers in “Legacy,” Daniel Goldfarb’s fine new play at Williamstown Theatre Festival, are interested in their own lives primarily as raw material.” This from the Boston Globe’s Don Aucoin (@globeaucoin) stage review entitled “Writing and living with an eye on the future.” Do lawyers and look to their own lives for blog material? Perhaps not in the Seinfeld way of a show about nothing other than the day to day existance of four people, but there’s no question that the life of a lawyer gets woven into… [read post]
4 Jul 7:18 pm
"The Activist Roberts Court, 10 Years In": This editorial will appear in Sunday's edition of The New York Times. [read post]
4 Jul 7:16 pm
"The Supreme Court and the Politics of Fear": Linda Greenhouse will have this essay in the Sunday Review section of tomorrow's edition of The New York Times. [read post]
4 Jul 6:40 pm
In an unprecedented lawsuit, the Law Firm of Christopher J. Cassar, Esq., located at 13 East Carver Street, Huntington Village, New York 11743, phone number (631) 271-6596 has commenced a multi count federal class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York under Index Number 15-3097 against the Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau, alleging wide spread and systemic civil rights violations against motorists whom are called before the court on charges of speeding and other vehicle and traffic moving and non-moving violations. The allegations… [read post]
4 Jul 6:30 pm
FASTER, PLEASE: Flying on a private jet is getting much cheaper. [read post]
4 Jul 6:27 pm
PRESS ROPED IN BY AIDES AT HILLARY EVENT: I’m not sure what the usage rights are to the photos in Daniel Halper’s post at the Weekly Standard, which is also currently atop Drudge, so I don’t want to embed any of them here, but if you haven’t seen them yet, by all means click over. I’ll wait. OK, back? That the press went along with this with such docility tells you everything you need to know about which party they support — they are, as Glenn likes to say, Democratic operatives with bylines. If they were real journalists, or if this technique was… [read post]
4 Jul 6:16 pm
"Happy 10th Birthday to the Blog!" David Oscar Markus has this post at the "Southern District of Florida" noting that blog's tenth birthday today. [read post]
4 Jul 6:14 pm
"Reporters on 2014 Supreme Court Term: Reporters who cover the Supreme Court talked about the 2014-15 Court term, including key decisions and the personalities and interactions among the nine justices; They also gave their predictions for the next term." C-SPAN has posted the video online at this link. [read post]
4 Jul 6:13 pm
The Ninth Circuit wants help construing an insurance policy and it’s hoping the California Supreme Court will do that work for it.  So says an order requesting the Supreme Court to answer a question of California law under rule 8.548.  The odd thing about the order is that it’s post-dated for two days from today. In Gradillas v. Lincoln General Insurance Company, the federal appeals court is dealing with an insurance coverage issue arising out of a rape on a party bus by the bus driver.  The court has asked (will ask on Monday?) the Supreme Court to answer… [read post]
4 Jul 6:06 pm
From CNN: Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump. The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, is leaving many Republicans worried about the fallout from his comments that immigrants... [read post]
4 Jul 6:02 pm
More people are choosing mediation or collaborative divorce. Both resolution processes enable people to negotiate agreements on their terms, without court intervention. Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce remove the unpredictability of going to court before a judge. If you’re considering or already decided to use mediation or the collaborative divorce process, here are suggestions on how to reach divorce settlements in mediation and collaborative divorce. 1. Choose your team wisely The ease and success of divorce mediation and the collaborative divorce process often… [read post]
4 Jul 5:59 pm
The next two letters are for the month, then numbers for the year. The last numbers are based on a 24 hour clock indicating when the water was bottled. The company cautions consumers not to drink the spring water or use it without boiling the water first. The post Niagara Bottled Water Recall Presents Severe Health Risks appeared first on Michael Ehline's Accident Law Firm Blog. [read post]