Welcome

Thanks for stopping by my little place on the web. This parking spot is not for me to rant (though there will certainly be some of that), but as a place for my former and current students to converse about the full gamut of law school questions and about the class assignments and goals: you know I feel that conversation is the best learning experience.

So, follow. Check in every few days and chat away: anything is fair game (remember, I live vicariously through all your wild lives). To start, some of you already in law school can express some wisdom since decision time is beginning to arrive for this year’s seniors, and those of you currently being abused can ask the world your questions about the class assignments.

This is for you. Enjoy.

-Prof. B.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Now that my 340 class is about to reach "Lindsay land" . . .

it's time to play, read the complaint and see if you can find a NY cause of action!


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lindsay-lohan-bulks-up-lawsuit-739538

Case or no case?

https://music.yahoo.com/news/don-henley-sues-maker-henley-t-shirt-over-185600686-rolling-stone.html

O how I love being an English teacher teaching law!

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/10/how-about-that/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Friday, September 19, 2014

sound familiar?

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-texas-upskirt-law-overturned-20140919-story.html

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Maybe facts do not really matter . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/us/politics/the-dubious-sources-of-some-supreme-court-facts.html?_r=1

Friday, July 4, 2014

Where does Lohan get her legal advice?

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140702/11374927761/lindsay-lohan-moves-forward-with-lawsuit-against-gtav.shtml

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ah, Florida, yet again

http://news.yahoo.com/watch-florida-judge-beat-lawyer-middle-trial-155017957.html

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Realize how few people get the issues correctly; that's the skill you need the most:

Notice the argument on pages 13-15;
Exactly what would the warrant application have needed to say to be proper in a case such as this?
(see the problem no one followed up on?)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/13-132_2co3.pdf

Have I not said from the beginning to always make certain you read the case correctly?


Justice Scalia did not:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/scalia-gets-facts-wrong-epa-dissent-190933498--finance.html

Monday, April 28, 2014

For all you fans of statutory construction:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/04/28/when-fish-are-informational-items-and-part-of-a-record/

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why it is so hard to be a criminal defense attorney:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/man-charged-with-murder-wants-murder-tattoo-removed-from-neck-before-trial-9278200.html

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don't quite know what to do with this, but


how could I pass by a lawsuit about a duck attack:

http://www.katu.com/news/local/250000-lawsuit-for-duck-attack-256273651.html

Monday, April 14, 2014

I have ranted against "shotgun" pleadings in class for years:

and now my former next door neighbor has written an opinion supporting me (remember the sign in my office - thank you, Sally Handmaker):

http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/ops/201312696.pdf