Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Death Penalty Unconstitutional?
I understand if you argue that a particular method is unconstitutional, or the application of it for some crimes may be.
But completely unconstitutional?
I’d like to refer the editors of the Times to the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution- “No persona shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”, as well as the 14th Amendment- “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.
It seems pretty clear the government can deprive you of your life, as long as due process is followed.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Take One For The Team
Well, it seems that Pollard isn't willing to go along with such deal. He'd rather sit in jail.
But then again, it's not like it's his call.
Monday, April 10, 2006
So the youth of France will continue to have their beloved job security in lieu of actual jobs.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Chasidim Gone Wild, Part II
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Chasidim Gone Wild
Why is it when Chasidim get angry a riot or some sort of scuffle always breaks out? There's no excuse for that kind of behavior, even if the police did treat a 75 year old man poorly. You don't burn bonfires in the street and you certainly don't set a police car ablaze. Jews aren't supposed to be hooligans.
As for the Satmars- maybe other Rebbes will finally learn from this sad situation and clearly designate who you want to be Rebbe after you're gone. Or better yet, follow what Vito Corleone did and step aside and allow your son to take over the family business while you're still alive.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Law School Public Embarrassment
In Constitutional Law today the class was on pornography and Congressional attempts to regulate it on the internet. During the discussion, the professor suggested that there may be attempts to “zone” pornographic websites behind a specific domain suffix like .xxx- which would probably be Constitutional as the Supreme Court has upheld physical zoning of adult-oriented business.
The professor then asked, “Who would be in charge of deciding which sites have to use .xxx”? I raised my hand and said ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; there the ones who basically control the internet)
Everyone in class started laughing like crazy. At first I didn’t understand. Then it quickly hit me- all 125 of them though I said “I can”, as in I can be the one to decide which porn sites should be placed behind .xxx. I turned beet-red. I sputtered, “…that’s not what I meant! I was referring to ICANN! Not I can!” The professor quickly said, “I know what you’re taking about, but I don’t think your classmates do”.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Would You Want To Apply For This Job?
All that's missing is a blood and urine sample and perhaps a complete DNA profile. If five people apply for this job, I'd be really, really shocked.
SPRING RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY - MTA
Transit New York City
Attention 1L and 2L students. The Metro Transit Authority is now
recruiting students for the 2006 summer session of the MTA New York City
Transit's Internship Program. The pre-qualification interview period for
students who are interested in an internship is scheduled for April 18
through April 20 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm; and April 23, 26 and 28 from
10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Interns will gain experience in torts, workers'
compensation, legal research and analysis and labor disputes resolution.
Students should bring the following information to the pre-qualification
-The Referral Form and completed information sheet (available in the
Office of Career Services)
-Original social security card
-Official letter from the Registrar's Office verifying your enrollment in
-Current registration for the Spring 2006 semester with schedule of classes
-At least seven copies of your resume
-A passport size photo to be used on the temporary MetroCard pass which
you will receive as an intern
-Updated transcript stamped by the Registrar's Office
-Documents of residency
Prior to attending the pre-qualification interview session, interested
students must obtain a copy of the position announcement, summer referral
form and information sheet from ******* in the **** *** ****** ***** will not be admitted to the interview session without this document. On the day of the pre-qualification interviews, students should report to MTA New York City Transit, 180
Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. All students must bring a copy of
the position announcement to the interview session, as they will be asked
to show this announcement and a current photo ID when they arrive at the