The Siegel Superman decision “After seventy years, Jerome Siegel’s heirs regain what he granted so long ago – the copyright in the Superman material that was published in Action Comics Vol. 1.” This is exactly the type of case I would love to deal with once this whole Law School thing is in my rearview.
Late Grades? Pay Up, Professor “Florida State is what she believes to be the only institution in the country that fines its professors when they turn grades in late at semester’s end. The tab: $10 per grade.” It looks the kid gloves are coming off at my alma mater and the Registrar is hitting ’em where it hurts.
Driver blames speeding on bad Oreo dunk We haven’t quite covered cookie mishaps as an affirmative defense, but it it’s still the early stages of my law school career so there is still time. via StopSmiling
Seven Deadly Words of Book Reviewing “It’s possible to (mis)use all seven words in a one-sentence book report: “Mario Puzo’s intriguing novel eschews the lyrical as the author instead crafts a poignant tale of family life and muses on the compelling doings of the Mob.” Guilty as charged on multiple fronts.
The Obama Doctrine A run down of just what the man has planned on the foreign policy front, via a sitdown with some of his advisors.
Modern slaves You can call it “human trafficking” if you want, but we all know we’re still talking about the same thing, the very same thing Benjamin Skinner discusses with Salon. He mentions spending time in Romanian slave markets.
Since ’01, Guarding Species Is Harder – washingtonpost.com “With little-noticed procedural and policy moves over several years, Bush administration officials have made it substantially more difficult to designate domestic animals and plants for protection under the Endangered Species Act.” The very same I act I am now studying in my environmental law class. Kind of funny to see how it is currently put into action.
Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’ by David Mamet “I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind.” the playwright says in the Village Voice. Looks like the writer of Glengarry Glenn Ross has shifted to a more conservative political view of the world.