Happy Birthday, How Appealing

I’d like wish a happy 13th birthday to legal blog par excellence “How Appealing”, and send kudos to its proprietor Howard Bashman.

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Scalia on Stage?

It appears that Justice Antonin Scalia is the subject of a stage production, fittingly titled “The Originalist” set to open at the Arena Stage in Washington. Playbill describes the plot of the play: Here’s how the production is billed: “When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she…

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Because the City of Philadelphia Has Run Out of Real Problems to Solve

Because the City of Philadelphia no longer has any significant problems to grapple with, City Council needs to attack the alarming threat posed by regulated donation bins. 

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Roy Moore Moore is Right About the Alabama Gay Marriage Ruling

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who first caught our attention when he defied a federal court ruling ordering the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state judicial building (a stance that ultimately got him impeached and removed from office) is back in the news. Moore has managed to excite the ire of…

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Would a National Vaccination Mandate Be Constitutional?

That is the subject of this interesting post by law professor Josh Blackman. Blackman observes, in part: Another angle to consider is whether the Necessary and Proper clause is broad enough to cover something as invasive as forcing individuals to be vaccinated. While this may be necessary, it is likely not proper. If the Court…

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Episcopal Church Takes Another One on the Chin

Anglican Ink reports that the Episcopal Church suffered another significant litigation setback earlier this week when a South Carolina Court ruled that the former Diocese of South Carolina and its parishes had lawfully seceded from the national church, and that those leaving were entitled to retain all of their property (link to the court’s opinion…

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A Friday Christmas lagniappe

Saw these guys on one of the morning news shows today. Hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed their live version:

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Again, why the public hates lawyers

By all means, Mr. Harvard Trained Lawyer, sue the Chinese restaurant guy over the $4 overcharge. And take those treble damages. Yes, we need more jerks like this. Update: Ben Edelman has apologized, and the matter is closed.

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Football Season

It’s football season – finally. The Eagles have the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. In case anyone needs to be reminded why we love Chip Kelly here:

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Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!

Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years.

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