random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  My dog and I are going to a local antiwar rally at noon. The usual suspects will have the microphone: lefty, progressive, and/or environmental activists with impeccable credentials, no discernible public-speaking ability, and (very important) the stamina to last through interminable meetings during which nothing much happens but (usually) whoever's left at the end gets to speak at the rally. So far none of them have realized that group participation, e.g., singing, raises the energy level and gives the participants the feeling that they really can overcome.

tagged: activism
  —Susanna Sturgis, email from Sturgis on fem-sf listserve, 15 Feb 2003, Subject: Re: [FEM-SF] tanks and rocket missiles.

American Needle is out

Monday, May 24th, 2010

American Needle v. NFL is out ….

a good day for basic human liberties

Friday, June 13th, 2008

yaay habeas corpus. Kennedy is the difference between a conservative — someone whose values I frequently dislike and disagree with, but who is in many ways a respectful person — and a proto-fascist. For the right-wingers who like to throw the term “fascism” around, the core concept of fascism is that the State takes precedence […]


Monday, June 27th, 2005

well — grokster is out. from the beginning: We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties. and from the end: There […]

cert granted in grokster

Friday, December 10th, 2004

according to scotus blog, the court granted cert in grokster. [order 12/10] Opening briefs (and neutral and supporting amici) due Jan. 24. Opposition brief (and supporting briefs) due Feb. 28. Oral arguments in March.

grokster cert. petition thoughts

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

I was sad to see how many different groups jumped in on the Grokster cert. petition (asking to grant cert). [EFF's Grokster page] Our amicus (telling the court to deny cert) looks pretty lonely in comparison. Our brief addresses what two of what I think are the four possible reasons to take the case. One […]

religion cites

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

supreme court granted cert on two 10-commandments posting cases [10/12] cite from cornell …. this makes me verrry nervous and the court also granted cert on a Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act case [10/12]

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