DICTA

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • The Mississippi Law Journal online has an interesting Comment, authored by Jeffrey Brown, about the struggle of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning) for a harassment free education.
  • Are law journals of much benefit to practitioners? Law commentator Walter Olson in the Atlantic says no, in an article entitled Abolish the Law Reviews!
  • In a paper cited by Olson, Professor Ross Davies argues for a return to helpful legal scholarship.
  • A Calif. US Dist. Ct. judge ordered Oracle and Google, opposing parties in an intellectual property dispute, to disclose all financial ties to any bloggers who might have written about technical aspects of the smartphones in dispute between them. In the interest of full disclosure, I have no financial ties to anyone other than my wife and our financial accounts, my children and grandchildren, and, on the recipient side, to the State of Mississippi which deposits a paycheck into my account every month. Just sayin’.
  • Are judges’ expectations of lawyers as officers of the court too burdensome? Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. of the UGA School of Law thinks so in this research paper you can download.
  • The gradual disappearance of win-win thinking and its impact on our culture. A column by Bill Crawford.

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