*2 counting ConLaw
Brendan and his fellow 1L property brethren have started their 3-4 hour exam. Send your uber smart brainwaves their way!
The entire state of Indiana will observe Daylight Savings Time starting next year, thanks to the state House’s narrow approval last night of the final version of SB 127. The bill had already been approved by the Senate, and is sure to be signed by its promoter-in-chief, Governor Mitch Daniels, who bucked conventional wisdom by making the adoption of DST a top priority on his legislative agenda.
In keeping with the theme of the day…
Sasha seems to be under the impression that she has an implied easement to crawl all over my study books at will… or anywhere else she wants, really. This seems to be a common belief among our cats. Actually, I think they believe they own our apartment (not to mention us) in fee simple absolute… :)
Charles, via email: “Good luck with the ugly finals. Remember, ‘Kill or be killed…take no prisoners.’ I am not sure how that applies to studying.”
Damn… and people say USC is unsafe:
On Thursday, April 28, 2005 at approximately 10:20 p.m. a student was robbed of money on Ivy Road near Courtney Lane just south of the Eck Tennis Pavilion. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the student. The student complied and the suspect fled on foot. The student reported the robbery after returning to his off campus residence.
A short time later, two students were walking on Ivy Road at Warrick (on the east side of campus north of Eck Tennis) when they were approached by a male who displayed a handgun and demanded money. The students complied and the suspect left on foot. The students called police from a cell phone and went to an off campus residence.
South Bend, St. Joseph County and University police responded to the area. The suspect was apprehended by NDSP near Ivy Road on Eugene Street. The suspect had a weapon. The suspect was identified at the scene by a victim. The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Joseph County jail.
Investigation of this matter continues. Anyone with any information about these cases is asked to contact the Investigation Section at NDSP at (574) 631-8340 or (574) 631-5555.
(Via e-mail from the Notre Dame Security Police)
If any of you read the Wall Street Journal religiously, you may have glanced over Dorothy Rabinowitz’s two-day installment on the clergy abuse scandal. Specifically, she argued in favor of the defrocked Gordon MacRae who received his sentence in this great state of NH. Some good research by the staff at the NH Union Leader, however, gave Dorothy a good wake up call. After she insisted upon her objectivity in reporting, NHUL staff writer Denis Paiste recalled documents from as far back as fall of 2001 that expressed her involvement in Diocesan legal affairs, as well as her involvement with the settlement in March 2003. Her response?
“I haven’t been involved in this case,” Rabinowitz said. “I cannot help somebody using my name. There was no litigation going on. They were discussing the possibilities of getting an attorney, I knew this attorney. . .this attorney did not take the case.”
Next, she said:
“I read the documents and I have the same documents that you have,” she said. “Gordon MacRae is in prison, and I hadn’t even met him.”
But THEN she said:
“Robert Rosenthal was an attorney who does very well in appeals cases. . .and so when asked for a name, I produced that name.”
Asked who had asked for the name, she said, “Father MacRae, and I believe it was Father Diebold, the canon advocate for Father MacRae.”
The list goes on. To make matters worse, despite her status as a Pullitzer Prize-winning commentator, she revealed confidential information (including a previously undisclosed name) of one of the victims of MacRae’s abuse.
Dorothy, go back to Journalism 101. You really aren’t in Kansas anymore.
Brooke offers some excellent Property haikus.
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