… he was very intelligent, and at the age of four or five had been a real chatterbox, his crisp voice, like a bean in a bamboo tube, hardly ever stopped. But over time he spoke less and less, and often froze like a statue; no one had any idea what he was thinking
~ Bathroom Quote
Federal judge slams DOJ lawyers for lying to the court on immigration deportations.
The constitutional challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration keeps getting more remarkable. A federal judge has now exposed how the Justice Department systematically deceived lower courts about the Administration’s conduct, and he has imposed unprecedented legal measures to attempt to sterilize this ethics rot.
Evaluating the impact of the ghosts of decisions past on this term’s Supreme Court. [Empirical SCOTUS]
The Victorian Auditor-General's Office has released its report into reducing red tape and concludes that the current approach needs to be reviewed and options for its renewal provided to government.
Reducing the Burden of Red Tape
On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit Judgment and Decision Making (Dr. Kevin). Important. For instance, “As a prime example, the necessary succinctness and
rapidity of “Twitter” (140 characters per “Tweet”) may be particularly conducive to the promulgation of bullshit.”
“France might pass a law that makes it illegal to send after-hours work emails” [Washington Post]
Linda Sugin (Fordham), Rhetoric and Reality in the Tax Law of Charity, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 2607 (2016):
Leslie Book (Villanova), Bureaucratic Oppression and the Tax System, 69 Tax Law. ___ (2016):