Month: February 2014

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Shorter Verbatim Erick Erickson: In December of 1865, the several American states ratified the 13th amendment, constitutionally ending involuntary servitude in the United States. In the 21st century, Americans are coming full circle. In a number of states, a black man can again be forced by the government to work involuntarily for a white man. […]
“There are three forms of evidence against Cameron Todd Willingham — 1. Junk science. 2. Baseless conjecture. 3. Uh, uh, uh…get me another Tito’s and Ambien!” The case of Cameron Todd Willingham now has a not-at-all surprising development: In the 10 years since Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after convicting him on charges of setting […]

Race to the bottom

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On February 28, 2014

Ichininosan has compiled a list of the law schools that have slashed their admissions standards most drastically over the past four years, as measured by average LSAT. I’m reproducing his work h

Crimea

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On February 28, 2014
In case you weren’t paying attention… Amid fears of a Kremlin-backed separatist rebellion here against Ukraine’s fledgling government, armed men in military uniforms took up positions at two Crimean airports as Ukraine’s interior minister warned of “a direct provocation,” but there was no sign of any violence. In Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea, a […]

Creeping IP

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On February 27, 2014

My latest at the Diplomat dabbles in some constructivism: As Susan Sell has argued, international IP protection is, in and of itself, a power play on the part of major economic actors.  The construc

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