This series of illustrated essays discusses the history of American Indian citizenship and U.S. policy concerning Native Americans. Subjects include the reservation system, American Indian schools, citizenship for native veterans, the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, and related topics. From Nebraskastudies.org, a project of the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Historical Society.I wrote a paper about Native American Citizenship when I was in law school. It's an interesting topic.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
7th grader supsended for having short hair
Man busted while drunk driving in wheelchair
Tramp given £2m Hampstead Heath plot after squatting on land for 20 years
Hershey sues imprisoned marijuana candy maker alleging trademark infringement
Taylor allowed to keep 'Nazi loot' Van Gogh
Burglar Leaves His Resume At Scene Of The Crime
Girl calls for police help over messy room
Wis. Bar Owner Gets Ticket For Tap
From Robert Ambrogi.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This feature describes the job of bounty hunters (or bail enforcement agents), who are sometimes hired by bail bondsmen to track down people who have left town and missed their court appearance. Discusses the legality of bounty hunting, typical bounty hunting activities, and history. Includes links to related articles.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Italian prefers prison over his mother's arguing
Report: Legislators call for end to monkey menace in Indian capital
Michigan police officer who admitted making pot brownies will avoid charges
Spanish police pull over man in wheelchair on expressway
Texas Man Charged in Skittles Heist
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I have not seen a response yet from the ILR's friends at the American Association for Justice, but I would be surprised if they do not have a contrary opinion on the matter.
UPDATE: Jon Haber, from the American Association for Justice, says that the Executive Order "removes from the federal government a powerful tool successfully used by state attorneys general to prosecute wrongdoers and hold them accountable in our courts." (From WSJ Law Blog).
Monday, May 14, 2007
What's a wiki? Read all about it.
The National Law Journal today reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has launched its own wiki, a first for the federal judiciary. The wiki will allow lawyers and judges to post and change notes on procedure and practice. It launches with the complete contents of the Seventh Circuit Practitioner's Handbook. Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, who spearheaded the project, told the NLJ:
"The goal is to concentrate on procedure (in both the court of appeals and the district courts) but not to cover substance. We aren't interested in
comments about the meaning of ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code and will take down any pages that go beyond the scope of practice and procedure (including jurisdic
Friday, May 11, 2007
Gas Station Owner Told to Raise Prices
Ginsburg and Souter: Separated at Birth?
What do you MEAN I'm not going to die?
(Big-spending patient seeks compensation for doctor's misdiagnosis)
KFC sues England's highest pub
It’s Springtime for New York City Baseball Lawsuits!
The Beefcake Approach to Marketing
Lawmakers brawl in parliament, again
Brewer must pay taster who became alcoholic
Man wants electoral voice for "living dead"
South Korea county cans award for drinking workers
Wal-Mart Shoplifters Hold Signs Of Crime
Man offers to sell his wife on eBay for $50
Thursday, May 10, 2007
This site provides "an overview of access to CIA information, including electronic access to previously released documents. Because of CIA's need to comply with the national security laws of the United States, some documents or parts of documents cannot be released to the public." Includes collections in areas such as Vietnam and China, and specific documents such as a report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Compilation of data on campaign contributions for the 2008 presidential
election. Candidate profiles include total funds raised and spent, cash on hand, debts, and a breakdown of sources of the funds (such as individual contributions). Also includes week-by-week comparisons, a donor lookup, contributions by industry, and other data. From the Center for Responsive Politics, "a non-partisan, non-profit research group ... that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy."
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Reminder to Self: Omit Name From Death Threat Against Judge
Bigfoot to be protected under Canada's species at risk act?
Philadelphia police shut down psychics under little-known law
Old Photos of Bob Hope Fail to Carry the Day for Litigious TV Personality
Man accused of passing out obscene fliers featuring nude photos of ex-wives
Crashing on the Couch Provokes Lawsuit
Ohio Church Noise Bothers Neighbors
Thief betrays himself to get free beer
Judge Tosses Case After Video Shows 'Paralyzed' Woman Walking
Hashish Clogs Courthouse Toilet in Spain
Judge Issues Poetic Order
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
From Cleveland Law Library Weblog.
UPDATE: Judge: No 'right' to smoke
In the decision, Justice Scalia, writing for the majority, discusses a videotape of the police chase and Justice Stephens dissent:
JUSTICE STEVENS suggests that our reaction to the videotape is somehow idiosyncratic and seems to believe that we are misrepresenting its contents...We are happy to allow the videotape to speak for itself. See Record 36, Exh. A, available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/video/So now you have the U.S. Supreme Court citing to a video in a decision, and then putting the video on its website so everyone can see what it is talking about. I like this development...I think.
scott_v_harris.rmvb and in the Clerk of Court's case file.