~Bathroom Quote on A Day of Saving Day Light and Night Darkness Daylight saving going backwards again
Is democratic socialism the American Dream? Washington Post
Stop Crying About the Size of Government. Start Caring About Who Controls It.
Rome gave the world the prototype of private law based on the most absolute conception of several property. The decline and final collapse of this first extended order came only after central administration in Rome increasingly displaced ... Interviewing Acemoglu about the Post Office
^Writers in government
\/Imre Kertesz, R.I.P.
Meet Barry the 87 year old Sydneysider who battled against big development
Philip Morris to SCOTUS: Don't revisit corporate money in judicial elections. Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today
Kay Bell, $10,000 crowdsourcing prize available to designer of Future IRS taxpayer accounts website
Premier Mike Baird orders staff to stop embarrassing him
Can an outsider become Amish?
Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack BBC
Turnbull gets a lesson in the complexities of the federation
Access to Government Information in the United States: A Primer, Wendy Ginsberg – Analyst in American National Government; Michael Greene, Information Research Specialist. March 18, 2016.
“…This report offers an introduction to the four access laws and provides citations to additional resources related to these statutes. This report includes statistics on the use of FOIA and FACA and on litigation related to FOIA. The 114th Congress may have an interest in overseeing the implementation of these laws or may consider amending the laws. In addition, this report provides some examples of the methods Congress, the President, and the courts have employed to provide or require the provision of information to one another. This report is a primer on information access in the U.S. federal government and provides a list of resources related to transparency, secrecy, access, and nondisclosure…”
“The latest Census Bureau statistics shows more American households own computers and use high-speed Internet than ever before. A collection of visualizations presents data from the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey. The infographic illustrates high-speed Internet use by age, race, income and educational attainment by household. In addition, maps are provided for household high-speed Internet use by state and metro area.”
Kay Bell, Attention White House wannabes: the IRS audits presidential tax returns every single year
"When You Can't Find the Fine Print (Or Read It)": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.
10 predictions for 2016
Nesta, Dec 2015. Our list of the trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs we believe will impact our lives over the next year
Jack Townsend, Interview of Acting Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo on Tax Enforcement
State Street Global Advisers, Feb 2016. SSGA’s “Top 10 Grey Swans for 2016” are:
William W. Bedsworth published his newest book, "Lawyers, Gubs and Monkeys -- Laughing at the Law."
Bedsworth serves as an Associate Justice on California's Fourth District Court of Appeal. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that Bedsworth took part in this blog's "20 questions for the appellate judge" feature way back in June 2004. You can access my interview of him at this link.
For as long as anyone can remember, Bedsworth has written a very clever law-related humor column titled "A Criminal Waste of Space." Back when I was a slightly more conscientious law blogger, I would endeavor to link to the new installments of that column as they became freely accessible online. At some point, however, I stopped doing that, perhaps because the columns stopped being readily accessible online, or perhaps because something else blog-related or non-blog-related happened to demand my attention even more.
In any event, it appears that the more recent installments of Justice Bedsworth's column have found a new home at the OC Lawyer web site of the Orange County (Calif.) Bar Association. But, if you like his stuff as much as I do, just buy his book (here or here), and you'll be able to carry around for your reading enjoyment lots of his good work in one small convenient volume.
Democratic Dancer and singer: Fred Astaire, try this from Swing Time. For his underrated singing, try “Cheek to Cheek ”