Welcome to Blawg Review #3, where we catalogue posts from some of the best blawgs. This issue should have something for everyone.
AT AND CONCERNING THE LAW SCHOOLS
Professor Andrew Perlman, guest-blogging at Legal Ethics Forum, suggests that since lawyers are not allowed to lie, lawyers in charge of law schools should also be prohibited from lying. The context? Law school promotional materials. In response, David Giacalone suggests that law students do some homework before attending law school.
In a recent New York Times article about an alleged conservative conspiracy to return a "Constitution-in-Exile," the author referred to liberal law professor Cass Sunstein as a "moderate." Well, is he? Jon at Outside the Whale offers a surprising answer.
Will Google's products remain always in beta, never a bride? What the heck does beta mean, anyway? Colin Samuels explains.
What did one computer science graduate and MBA student do with his education? Why, he hacked into a computer system.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
This post at the Blithering Bunny, though written by a non-lawyer, would put most legal writers to shame. This bittersweet post leads:
Donna Anthony had spent seven years in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering her two children, but was recently freed three days ago on appeal.
Professor Ellen Podgor of White Collar Crime Prof wonders whether society would be better served releasing an imprisoned a leading cancer researcher. Professor Douglas Berman of Sentencing Law & Policy wonders whether white collar criminal defendants are being punished too harshly.
Norm Pattis wonders whether jurors confuse the subject-object relationship.
Grand jury proceedings are usually secret. Despite this, may grand jurors be polled regarding potential racial bias? Sean Sirrine at Objective Justice blogs about a recent decision that says, yes.
At Tech Law Geek you can learn about a lawyer who, via an accidentally disclosed e-mail, displayed his, well, see for yourself.
The Southern California Law Blog discusses one law firm's attempt to unmask an anonymous e-mailer. Read this post, as the law firm's tactics, if successful, might mean that the next person unmasked will be you.
When you die, you might go to heaven. But what happens to your e-mail? Abnu at Wordlab has the scoop.
The Listless Lawyer attempts to reconcile liberal democracy and Islamic law.
Did the United States Department of Agriculture draft the new "Food Pyramid" with Americans or agribusiness in mind? Professor Christine Hurt of the Conglomerate wants to know.
Professor Stephen Bainbridge blogs about his bachelor night, which sounds like something most of us would like to crash.
ON BLOGS AND BLOGGERS
How readable is your blog?
Can a dedicated blogger and his mother help correct the injustice of someone being passed over for a promotion? In a word, yes.
CoyoteLaw has a fictional (we hope) post on jury selection gone awry.
Dave Swanner at the South Carolina Trial Practice Blogs has tips for using technology when drafting closing arguments.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND ( BUT DON'T TEST) ME.
Most of us are familiar with the Myers-Briggs test. Some contend that the tests can teach us a lot about ourseles, and others. But George Lenard suggests that employers not rely on these tests when making a hiring decision here and here.
SEX AND SEXISM
Should women wear skirts to court?
Lawyers are generally prohibited from having sex with clients. BuffsLaw wonders whether gender-bias might be behind this rule.
Ted Frank of Overlawyered has an impressive collection of posts discussing a Seattle attorney who clad three of his legal assistants in prom dresses, presumably in an effort to attract male clients.
TIPS, BUT NOT TAXES
When did the ACLU become concerned with wealth redistributions? When the fundamental right to dance naked for money is involved. Visit Warren's Coyote Blog for a post on Nevada's attempt to to tax strippers, which was also discussed in this issue of the Carnival of the Capitalists.
A 1L at the University of Minnesota writes about ongoing class action litigation brought by law students against highlighter manufacturers. Decide for yourself whether the student is joking.
Ruth Laura Edlund, aka the Dark Goddess of Replevin, writes about a serious, though quite stupid, threatened class-action.
WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING INTERNET, OR JUSTICE KENNEDY
Matt Davis of the Left Coaster takes on Representative Tom DeLay for his criticisms of Justice Kennedy's use of the Internet.
Professor Bainbridge suggests how to combat an "imperial" judiciary.
YOU TALKIN' TO ME?
I promised that Blawg Review #3 would have something for everyone. Was I wrong? If so, do something about it. Blawg Review has information about next week's host, and instructions how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues. Next week's host will be Law & Entrepreneurship News: the submission guidelines are here.
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