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One Solid Way to Ensure Inequality

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On June 2, 2008
There’s news today that major private banks are refusing to give loans any longer to students at community colleges and at “less prestigious” universities. Led (not surprisingly in many ways) by Citibank, some of the big private banks are pulling their loans, even though the loans are guaranteed 95% by the government. And I have […]

NY Governor Patterson has directed that NY will recognize out of state same-sex marriages. It’s not totally clear from the NY Times article whether this includes civil unions that are not called

Yet Another Common Sense Policy Proposal

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On May 27, 2008
Don’t elect judges. Simple as that. Because when you elect judges, you don’t get impartial decision-making (to the extent that even exists), you don’t get an environment that allows for the scrupulous acting out of exemplary legal ethics, and you certainly don’t get people who are necessarily the best for the job. True, appointed judges […]

Yesterday, I officially got my J.D. It was a bizarre and exciting culmination of a tough three years. And what do I get for celebration? I’m now sitting in my first BarBri bar review course. Hap

Not a Newsflash

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On May 20, 2008
Reproductive healthcare in prisons in the U.S. sucks. First, there were prisons that were refusing to allow pregnant inmates to get abortions, even when the women could pay for the procedures themselves. The ACLU challenged the prison policies and won. Twice. But there are also – and still – problems of women being sterilized in […]

And I’m Off

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On May 12, 2008

Remember that trip to Puerto Rico that I mentioned I was taking a while back once I had finished law school? Well, I finished law school today and I’m taking that trip first thing tomorrow morni

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