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What lawyers know (4)

In approximately eighty per cent of the cases in which the United States Supreme Court grants a petition for writ of certiorari (agrees to hear the appeal), the Court reverses the holding of the lower court.

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What lawyers know (3)….

The backgrounds of the present members of the United States Supreme Court not only reveal a lack of diversity in legal education; the Court lacks religious diversity as well.  The Court is presently an exclusive Catholic and Jewish club.  Georgetown … Continue reading

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What lawyers know (2)….

The present nine sitting justices on the United States Supreme Court are not a diverse group with regard to legal education.  The justices received their law degrees from just three law schools:  Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.

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What lawyers know….

The primary work of the United States Supreme Court consists not of interpreting the Constitution, but of reviewing requests for appellate review of the decisions of the federal circuit courts.  The Court reviews approximately two thousand of these requests, or … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet II

Earlier this year, we went through the exercise of considering an electric car as a replacement for an old Volvo SUV.  I described this experience in an earlier blog post.  My wife and made two test drives in a Tesla … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Page & Palette

I signed copies of Cold Winter Rain for the crowd of readers who stopped by the Page & Palette bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama this past Friday. Great books, great people; part of the four-day Fall into Fairhope event.

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Cold Winter Rain Signing Event

I will be signing copies of Cold Winter Rain at the Page & Palette bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama, as part of the bookstore’s “First Fridays” series on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m.

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Academic Study Finds Red Light Cameras Provide No Safety Benefit

The study, published in Health Behavior and Policy Review, concluded that a previous study of red-light cameras by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety contained serious flaws, and, examining the same data, found no safety benefit after the installation of … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal reviews the BMW 535d

Stock analysts speak of the “whisper number” when a company is about to report earnings.  The whisper number is the number the analyst community believes the company will actually hit, but they aren’t brave enough to make that number their … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

In a word, children:  No. But we may have started on the trip. In a recent blog post, I wrote that I had discovered an interest in solar power, electric automobiles, and Tesla Motor Company.  I wrote that I had … Continue reading

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