Thursday, September 28, 2006

If you do not have anything nice to say . . .

Blogosphere is being admitted in a courtroom near you.

http://www.boston.com
/business/personaltech/articles/2006/09/28/
in_court_blogs_can_come_back_to_dog_the_writers/

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Purple Eagles reunion


Niagara's alumni weekend was great. Looking forward to the 15 year.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Rough Day at the Office: Part II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q60M4QYGac

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Yankees have Dumped Columbus for Scranton

I will have to make the trek to see the Yanks' new farm team.

http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17232864&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=415898&rfi=6

Senior Judges -- the backbone of the federal judiciary




This "Third Branch" article provides some stats to support something that we already know in the WDNY -- that senior judges are the workhorses of the federal judiciary. Admittedly, as a former Judge Elfvin clerk, I am a bit biased. Judge Elfvin and his big gavel are pictured at the dinner celebrating his 30th year on the federal bench. Last year's BAEC "Jurist of the Year" could have retired at the same rate of pay in 1987. At 89, he still carries a full criminal and civil calendar.

http://www.uscourts.gov/ttb/08-06/senior/index.html

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Outside Counsel

I concur with this post from Outside Counsel, which comments on what we should do in light of Judge Gleason's Torres decision.

Outside Counsel

On a somewhat related note, I am running in a dead heat in the opinion poll as to whether Gov. Pataki should nominate me to the bench http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=11969

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Ipse Dixit - "because I said so" works for your mother, but not experts

Here is an interesting discussion of "ipse dixit" (Latin for "he himself said it"), which, in Daubert parlance means that an expert cannot base an opinion on nothing more than his/her naked assertion of the validity of the opinion. In other words, an opinion (even for experience based experts) must be tied to a methodology or description of why the opinion is reliable. http://www.daubertontheweb.com/2006_03_01_archive.html

Saturday, September 09, 2006

must see SNL lawyer's commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBsKkV8hcLM&mode=related&search=

Thursday, September 07, 2006

streakless in Brattleboro?

Public nudity is legal in Vermont. Apparently, college kids there get undressed faster than a Barbie doll on Christmas.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14684840/

PS here is a quirky criminal justice issue for Jody in Scranton

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Big firms welcome new associates!

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/09/lowhanging_fruit_summer_associ.php

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/09/summer_associate_stories_strip.php

I heard no good summer associate stories this year. I would love to know what ever happened to the HLS 2L who urinated off the side of a Duck Boat in the Charles River on a Testa summer event.

a face only a mutha could love