Archive for the ‘law’ Category

Because I have been uneducated, uninformed, and unimpressed by the media’s overall coverage of the health care reform battle, I’ve decided to read the bill myself. Like all bills introduced into Congress, the full text of the bill is available at http://thomas.loc.gov/. The health care reform bill is HR 3200, the America’s Affordable Health Choices […]


Originally published in two parts at Dreamwidth. Instead, I’ll be catching up on Troy Anthony Davis’s freestanding innocence claim, which has just been filed as a plea for original writ in SCOTUS. IIRC, SCOTUS has not granted an original writ of habeas corpus since 1925. (EDIT: in re Grossman, 267 U.S. 87 (1925). My memory […]


I spent the morning contemplating, of all things, racism in politics, after a New York Times article announced that while only 5% of pollees admitted they themselves would not vote for Obama because he’s black, 19% said they knew someone who would not vote for Obama because he’s black. Even adjusting for those who personally […]