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15 Sep 2010, 2:40 am by Dan Michaluk
Seanna and I watched Gary Hustwit’s documentary film about the Helvetica font on the weekend. It’s led me to pose the question, “What’s your font of choice for formal legal argument?” The movie explains that, aside from being ubiquitous, Helvetica is modern, minimalistic and neutral. I like it for formal legal advocacy for two reasons. One, I feel it’s a good “empty vessel” though which I can impose my own meaning without a font signaling something “off message.” Two, I’ve… [read post]
11 Mar 2014, 8:01 am by Staff
Fourteen lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives have joined the 24 existing co-sponsors on the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act (H.R. 1386), since Feb. 2014. The bi-partisan bill recognizes the benefits of local school district governance and ensures that maximum local flexibility and decision-making are not eroded through U.S. Department of Education (ED) actions. National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) attributes this wave of legislative support to the… [read post]
8 Feb 2010, 8:49 am by Joshua Auriemma
I know, at least at my law school, students are afraid of trial advocacy.  Maybe they’ve heard that it’s a ton of work, or maybe they’re just reluctant to speak in public in front of other attorneys, judges, and their classmates. The fact of the matter is that even if you’re not planning on litigating, effectively communicating your thoughts is a skill that will be useful to you.  Unless you plan on locking yourself in a room until you die, it will likely benefit you to be able to stand… [read post]
7 Nov 2012, 1:36 pm by Joetta Sack-Min
Political pundits are already warning President Barack Obama and members of Congress not to spend too much time basking in their Nov. 6 victories. Beginning next week, Congress and the White House will start the tough negotiations to deal with the process of sequestration, which is the cancellation of budgetary resources. The Budget Control Act of 2011 will impose across-the-board cuts of approximately 8.2 percent to education and other domestic programs in FY2013 unless Congress intervenes by Jan.… [read post]
10 Nov 2010, 4:45 pm by David
David Cassuto From the props desk: Top 101 Blogs to Inspire You To Protect Endangered Species. Look for us therein. [read post]
19 Apr 2011, 6:32 pm by David
David Cassuto Between Kathleen and me, we’ve taken up a lot of blawgwidth on the wolf issue and yet there’s so much more to be said.  Here’s my bid to bring it into the mainstream media. [read post]
11 Jun 2011, 5:17 am by David
David Cassuto Good article in GOOD Magazine on environmentalism and industrial agriculture featuring an interview w/me. [read post]
10 Mar 2010, 7:22 am by David
David Cassuto Our hero is off to Santos, south of Sao Paulo, to participate in a congress on biofuels.  I will speak about the tangled relationship between biofuels, climate change and factory-farming.  I’m interested to see the reactions. [read post]
13 Jun 2010, 7:23 am by David
David Cassuto Christopher Stone, author of the seminal 1972 law review article, Should Trees Have Standing,  takes on the issue of standing for nonhuman animals.  Stone writes with characteristic eloquence about something that — while it may sound legally arcane – could well be the single most important issue in animal law today. [read post]
29 Sep 2010, 1:24 pm by David
David Cassuto In keeping with my earlier promise to highlight well-argued pieces on both sides of the veganism debate, here is a piece by former vegan and author George Monbiot, which explains why he has now concluded that meat-eating (not, however, the factory farm system) is ok.  There have been a number of thoughtful responses to Monbiot.  Here is one and here’s another. [read post]
4 Oct 2013, 9:47 pm by David
Rafael Wolff The Mekong River is the 12th largest river is the world and runs through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. This river, as many others in the world, is as important for those countries as it is for the animal life depending on it. Here we have a good example of that. […] [read post]
13 Jan 2012, 11:51 am
1-13-2012 National: If you know of someone in prison, who has been convicted of a sex crime, and has been harassed or attacked because of that conviction, here is an INSTRUCTIVE case on what MUST... [[This,an article summary.Please visit my website for complete article, and more.]] [read post]
5 Jun 2010, 11:46 am by David
David Cassuto Pesticides nearly wiped out the brown pelican during the 1960s.  With great care and lots of luck, the species recovered from the brink of extinction.  Now, thanks to BP and our national petroleum addiction, it’s back. [read post]
20 May 2010, 8:32 am by Clay
Madison got its first bike box this week. The box, painted red and made out of material that is supposed to weather the winter, is located near Willy St. and John Nolen Drive downtown.Photo by Craig Schreiner/State Journal The point is to allow bikers to get in front of cars at a light so the cars see them and don't turn right into the bikers etc. The bright red color also alerts drivers that something is different in the area and hopefully will keep them on the lookout for bikers and pedestrians. [read post]
26 Nov 2013, 12:05 pm by David
Anika Mohammed Overpopulation of humans, what does this mean?  Generally, people are using resources more rapidly than they can be regenerated. According to the Animal Welfare Institute the affects of overconsumption of resources by humans is currently having adverse effects across the world. Aside from the obvious consequences overpopulation creates for humans, there is a […] [read post]
13 Sep 2012, 4:56 pm by spencelo
Spencer Lo My last post explored the ethics of consuming “happy meat,” which was prompted by Nicholas Kristof’s recent NYT article on the matter—with great enthusiasm, he endorsed it as an ethical alternative to the consumption of factory-farmed animals. I attempted to show why this view is deeply mistaken by briefly sketching an argument from [...] [read post]
1 Dec 2011, 6:27 pm by David
Theologia Papadelias Recently, beekeepers have been observing unusually high losses of honey bees. This phenomenon has been termed, “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD). The mysterious onset of decline in the honey bee population has been linked with the following causes: viruses, fungi, pathogens, parasites, and pesticides.  Researchers also believe that bees are more susceptible to CCD [...] [read post]
16 Feb 2014, 2:55 pm by Seth
Seth Victor Although the Farm Bill is a comprehensive and nuanced piece of legislature that keeps food on our tables, perhaps the most notable part about this year’s version is something that is not in it: the “King Amendment”, a criticized hypocritical measure,  did not make the final cut, due in part to a large outcry against […] [read post]
16 Dec 2009, 2:07 pm by David
David Cassuto So here we have a device (which sells for £2,500 - or roughly $4,400) that kills lobsters almost instantly by electrocution rather than forcing them to endure the 3-4 agonizing minutes they typically spend being boiled or roasted alive. Is this a step forward? Will it lead to more lobster consumption - a prospect fraught with ethical and environmental complications - or will it simply ease the agony of those already destined for dinner plates? In short, this issue is a microcosm of… [read post]
23 Feb 2010, 11:57 am
2-20-2010 National:CORRECTION: Clarifying the original post as to the Ethicist's commenter.Over at the Ethicist, the Ethicist responds to a reader's 2-4-10 question.First the 2-4-10 question:Should the Sex Offender Be Invited?I am thinking about organizing a 30th reunion for my elementary-school “graduating” class. One classmate is a registered sex offender whose presence may discourage other [read post]