Category Archives: Law

Patent Humor: A Method of Tilting A Head to Indicate Confusion

See above for illustration accompanying an issued patent for A Method of Tilting A Head to Indicate Confusion. This method is routinely employed and likely infringed by most law students when first confronted with Fed. R. Civ. P. 19(a) and 19(b) regarding Joinder of Required Parties, as amply illustrated by the appropriately numbered illustrations above. Note for example […]

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Prosecutorial overreach and the “sick culture” of the Department of Justice

As a follow-up to my post last week on overreach by federal prosecutors, I highly recommend an excellent piece by lawyer Dan Kennedy on Aaron Swartz and the “sick culture” that pervades the Department of Justice. A few excerpts: It seems never to have occurred to [the federal prosecutors] that there is something wrong with overcharging, and then raising […]

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