Laws and regs

Opinion of the Day

After yesterday’s high-tension SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby, some lighthearted yet with serious consequence opinion from the District Court for the District of Columbia, 1989. Clarke v. United States addresses the question of whether a legislator’s vote is protected speech…

On privilege

Three things in the last 24 hours have me thinking about privilege. First, Fobazi’s great post at Hack Library School about diversity and intersectionality. Read it, read the comments (seriously). Then there was the guilty plea of Florida Rep. Trey…

The fourth day in the life

Home inspection day! Waiting for the typed up report, but just minor things that a quick visit from an electrician should take care of, I think. Tomorrow I┬ámust deal with insurance. No progress on the spring semester schedule debacle. Last…

You-Lee-Muh

This semester I am doing an independent study, tentatively entitled “The dual challenges of online legal publication: hackability vs. authenticability.” I’ve committed to submitting the literature review section of my paper to my advisor by Tuesday. (Or ON Tuesday?) Consequently,…

Close reading, episode 2

“not less than 48 hours or 2 business days, whichever is greater”* Let’s see here. 48 hours is two days. There’s no getting around that one. Two business days might be longer if there’s a weekend or a holiday (or…

Close reading

It’s time for another installment of “random things Becky discovered while reading laws much more closely than anyone ever should.” Today we have the Water Pollution Control Act of 1984, effective March 16, 1985 (D.C. Law 5-188; D.C. Official Code…