October 10 roundup

  • “Heisman Trophy People Sue HeismanWatch For Using Images Of The Trophy And Stating Its Name” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt]
  • At elite law schools, the days when a centrist liberal like Elena Kagan could offer a welcome to Federalist Society types are fast drawing to a close, writes Reihan Salam [The Atlantic]
  • Being able to link to federal court cases and legal materials would be huge: legislation from Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) “would require that the courts make PACER documents available for download free of charge” [Timothy Lee, ArsTechnica]
  • “UPDATE: Judge Rules Province Has No Duty to Recognize Bigfoot” [Kevin Underhill, Lowering the Bar, earlier]
  • First state with such a law: “California governor signs bill banning sale of animal-tested cosmetics” [John Bowden, The Hill]
  • North Carolina bar says lawyer “defrauded, deceived and embezzled funds from two mentally disabled clients who were declared innocent after spending 31 years in prison” [Joseph Neff, Marshall Project]


  • “California governor signs bill banning sale of animal-tested cosmetics”

    “Are you sure that lipstick has never been put on a pig?”

    “Most certainly Ma’am”

    “But it is thoroughly tested and safe?”

    “Indeed it is. Californians volunteered to go first.”

    • “So, it’s been linked to dementia?”

    • But people are also animals… Maybe even californians…

  • I’m from British Columbia and I don’t care what the judge says, I’d recognize Bigfoot anytime, anyplace.

    It’s his turn to buy the first round.