Tweet I wrote last week about the fact that the lapdog media is finally catching up with Obama’s claim that the problem with America’s economy is that ATMs are job destroyers, and that’s why our economy is a mess. Many of you commented that, in your own industries, you’ve seen automation chip away at jobs [...]
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Tweet In ordinary times, criminals disregard the law. In the PC Obama era, however, elected officials and state government agencies don’t have much use for the law either. Take Obama, for example. Contrary to the original headlines regarding Obama’s newly discovered immigration rights, Obama’s recent announcement regarding illegal immigration isn’t an executive order. Instead, it’s [...]
Tweet As a dues paying California lawyer, I periodically receive an email from the California State Bar offering random tidbits and squiblets of news some assumes California lawyers might find interesting. The January edition intrigued me because of drive-by punditry that appeared in an ethics analysis of Judge Richard Posner’s latest decision. I wasn’t paying [...]
Tweet “Facts are stubborn things.” — John Adams. “Ideologues are even more stubborn than facts.” — Bookworm A few nights ago, Mr. Bookworm watched the movie Shattered Glass with the children. It’s a fairly good retelling of the way in which Stephen Glass, a young feature writer at The New Republic, wrote a series of [...]
Tweet I’m sorry blogging has been so light today, but it’s been a go-go-go kind of day that’s left little time for anything but, well, going. I did have a thought today, which I’ll share with you. Most lawyers I know have little that’s complimentary to say about the average trial court judge, a feeling [...]
Tweet I went to law school in the days when students still took notes by hand. When I started practicing law, secretaries had computers at their desks, but no lawyers did. My first law firm used a “Wang” word processing system, which was really nothing more than a typewriter on the screen. The word processing [...]
Tweet When I was a young lawyer and an avid Democrat, I was just thrilled that Bill Clinton and his wife were both lawyers. It seemed to vindicate my career decision. As I’ve become less enthralled with being a lawyer, and as the lawyer politicians have proven adept at parsing the truth (“it depends what [...]