Saturday, April 30, 2005 


I spent the day studying Property with my study group. I felt like I had a good grip on the material but am starting to doubt myself. Tomorrow is going to be a more intense and focused study group, so hopefully that will stimulate the ol' brain. Shit, I came home and took a 3 hour nap. I've been up for an hour and a half since then and am still tired. Studying is fucking exhausting.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 


How Tyranny Came to America

Worth a read

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 

Breyer Defends Gun Owners

In Small v United States.

This is an excellent example of how the Court is not a straight political entity. The "conservatives" which should include Scalia and Thomas would be expected to support gun rights, but they were in the minority. Why? Because they took a strict constructionist view of the law. They read the words "convicted in any court" to mean ANY court, even a foreign court. They read the text of the law and judged it accordingly. "Liberals" like Breyer and Stevens read the language in a broader way.

I'm not saying that the Justices vote purely as legal interpreters (cause they most definitely have politics that affects their decisions) but there are always cases like this that surprise us.


The Founder of the Modern Conservative Movement is...

Lewis Powell?!?

It's being discussed on Volokh and American Prospect . The former Supreme Court Justice discusses the attack on American capitalism and business by colleges, the media, and intellectual elites circa 1971.

I think Mark Schmitt at AP is right to say that this doesn't add up. Powell was not talking about anything revolutionary at the time. He was just trying to get the establishment to defend themselves from attack. The modern movement came from many people at many times with varying degrees of success. Still, Powell's memo is an interesting read and relevant three decades later.


Stand Your Ground

Florida law expands right to kill in self-defense

I love this. I've never been a fan of demanding a reasonable attempt of escape. Violent situations like that are no time to be turning your back on someone who is armed. An escape attempt is usually a great way to get your ass shot. Really though, it's very easy to kill someone in self-defense. Statutes are so broad that you just need to prove that you feared for your life in that situation and acted accordingly. Now all we need are concealed carry permits in Wisconsin...

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 

Long Day

I have a few postings I wanted to make today but I've been too busy. I've been putting the finishing touches on my brief, which is due tomorrow. I think it's pretty good. Easily the best legal writing I've done (which isn't saying much). I suppose I could've blogged a bit since I did take breaks. I took a nap and watched Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. I was hoping Harvey took a case where Shaggy misapproriated the trade secret recipe for Scooby Snacks and I could get some more arguments for my brief. No dice. Boo Boo was being tried as a Unabomber-type psycho. Hi-larious.

Well, back to it.

Monday, April 25, 2005 

Hate Crimes


I think "hate crimes" are a bunch of bullshit. While it may be horrible to hate a specific group of people, that belief is not a crime and should not be a sentence/punishment enhancement. This story shows how rare it is that prosecutors are willing to charge the not-usual perpetrators (if you get my drift) of hate crimes. It's a rule that is unequally applied and should just be ditched.


Punch a Woman in the Face for Peace

I can't say I'm surprised.

It's funny how fast supposed ethics and morals against violence fly out the window when confronted with someone who simply disagrees with your opinion. Freedom of speech means nothing to some people.

Sunday, April 24, 2005 

US Reports Online

Something I spotted on the Volokh Conspiracy that law nerds should love. The decisions of the Supreme Court from October 1991 to May 2003 are available online here in PDF format. They're got all the appendices and charts and such, and you can save them to your hard drive. Get on this shit.


James Woods and the 9/11 Dry Run


This is amazing. Read it all. Actor James Woods flew on a Boston to LA flight a month before 9/11. He told the crew that he was concerned that a group of 4 Middle Eastern men were acting strange and were going to hijack the plane. Nothing happened and no one thought anything of it afterwards.

Here's the kicker...

One of those men on that flight was Mohammed Atta.

Annie Jacobsen's entire Terror in the Skies series is must-read stuff.


Airport Security

Thank God we have TSA manning the metal detectors and keeping an eye on shady foreigners like these two.

Saturday, April 23, 2005 

Syria out of Lebanon



VDH on Winning the War


Classicist and historian Victor Davis Hanson examines the rules of warfare and diplomacy that the US needs to follow to win the war against radical Islam. Worth a read.


Iraqi Blog

Read what Ali has to say about Iraq.

Blogging is such a powerful medium and I'm amazed, but not really surprised, by its growth in just the past year. Now, anyone around the world can put their thoughts and perspectives on world and local events online for everyone to access. It's pretty incredible.

Friday, April 22, 2005 

I Have Monday Off... Weird

Well today was eventful considering Friday is one of my shortest days of classes. I was only moderately hungover for my performance in Property. I knew the case very well, only had a few minor stumbles, and managed to make some coherent arguments. I did notice something though. There are moments where after the professor asks you a difficult question, you have to think about it for a while. There is this just dead silence in the room. It feels like everyone is waiting for you to say something and you just can't kickstart your brain into working. Everything went well though. And it will be the last time this semester I get called on in any class.

I registered for Fall classes today. I got the worst draw for registration appointment times. There were so many classes closed that I wanted. It really made me frustrated but this is how it goes sometimes. I am taking Evidence, Law Governing Lawyers (that's a fancy way to say Ethics), Environmental Law, Health Law, and Federal Income Tax of Individuals. The first two courses are graduation requirements. Enviro deals with real estate laws and I enjoy the professor. Health Law applies to elder law, retirement planning, etc. Tax is tax.

The three areas of law I am considering right now are real estate, estate planning/elder law, and tax. So this is basically my sampler semester. I'm hoping that by taking these courses, I will figure out what it is exactly that I want to do. A little certainty right now would be nice, but I know I won't get that until I get through next Fall.

For some reason, I have no classes on Monday. Usually if you get a day off, it's Friday. I have Tuesday-Thursday classes and Wednesday-Friday classes. It's fine with me. I'm not thrilled about being at school until 8:15 PM on Tues-Thurs but those are the breaks. I had night classes in undergrad and they really aren't that bad. The time between my morning classes and the late one will let me get a lot of reading done.

I'm going to spend the remainder of the night watching A Time to Kill on Cinemax. Not the most thrilling Friday night of my life, but I figure last night was more than enough fun (and beer).


Moussaoui Pleads Guilty

I really didn't see this coming.

Given his courtroom antics, I thought he would try to stretch this process out as long as possible. Maybe he's just sick of the whole thing, feeling like he is being led around all the time on a leash. He certainly won't get any reduced sentence from this. I suppose I'm foolish for try to find logic and sense working in his mind.



Even though I spend the majority of my academic time reading, I make a point of finding a way to do some non-school reading whenever possible. Even though I'm interested in it and many of the cases are compelling, reading for school is work. I'm reading for a purpose, looking for the relevant facts, finding the issues, as well as understanding and critiquing the court's analysis. It is in no way "light reading."

I have been reading sections of The Brethren whenever the mood hits me or when I am reading a case that the Court decided within the time frame of the book. That is the book I come back to after periods of putting it down. Since the narrative is divided into the yearly terms of the Court, it reads well like that.

The book that I have been reading consistently as the object of my leisure is DisneyWar. It is the story of the rise and fall of Michael Eisner. The inner workings of Disney and its ancillary companies is explained and dissected. The board room politics are incredibly interesting. Eisner is one of those people who has a lot of talent, but can miss and miss big easily. He tends to present himself as being able to accept his own faults and say "I can learn from them," but that isn't the truth. It's easy to say that but difficult to follow through. Eisner is by no means the only person with faults in this story. All of the players in this are flawed, they're only human, but there is a strong clashing of egos. Very talented people with focused goals often find themselves in conflict, and that is what happened here.

I picked this up because I am very interested in Disney itself as a historic entity, and as a truly American entity. For me, the Disney iconography is so deeply tied to America. Walt's world, his version of the Disney company, is an idealistic view. It is something to live up to and strive to achieve. I used to scoff at people when they said these things. But the more I learned about Walt the man and his philosophy behind everything he did, I recognized that there was substance there. While I couldn't give two shits about Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King, I will always find something worth examining in an innovative person. And that's why Walt intrigues me.


Panel of Supreme Court Justices on CSPAN2

Justices Scalia, O'Connor, and Breyer shoot the shit with Tim Russert about important junk. This broadcast on Thursday, but it is being replayed at 6 PM on Saturday night. If you actually have a life and are going out on Saturday night, watch it via this link. It is RealPlayer, so it might be worth staying home to not deal with it. There is a long "commercial" at the beginning with Peter Jennings. Just ignore him. I have for many years.

EDIT: the rerun is on CSPAN, not CSPAN2


Earth Day Reading

The problem with environmentalism is environmentalists. I don't know how many times I've read editorials, letters to the editor, articles, etc. that say "We're running out of oil. There is only so much and then it's all gone." Then there is usually a smart ass comment about SUVs.

Wouldn't it be cool if we could just take a bunch of crap and put it in a machine and out would come oil? Yeah, it would.

But that's crazy talk.


Hasan Akbar Guilty of Murder


I have a feeling that he will get the death penalty. A well deserved death penalty.




My understanding of the Iraq War is as follows. It's over. The war is done. This act committed in the link, this is nothing but crime. These are criminals that must be brought to justice and must be delivered a swift punishment. This is a crime committed not only against the people in the helicopter but against the people of Iraq. When criminal cases refer to the plaintiff as "the State," that is exactly the concept that should be applied here. This attack is an assault on the entire state of Iraq and its people. They have formed a new government, and that government will write a new constitution and create the first true Arab democracy in the Middle East. Those who fight against it are the enemies of all of the citizens working towards a better future.

Thursday, April 21, 2005 

My Two Favorite Countries

France and China

This is really disgusting. The French, who we are led to believe are such diplomatic and rational people, are eager to sell arms to the Chinese and would even support a Chinese attack on Taiwan. I guess they can't allow the Taiwanese to live free of Chinese oppression. That just wouldn't be right. A lot of people bash the French for no real reason. Well here's a real reason. They're nothing but enablers that will sell weapons to anyone.


Pryor Gets Another Shot

Any Senator that votes against him is on my shitlist.


A Quote

"The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat, and dishwatery utterances of the man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States."

An editor of a newspaper wrote this about a Republican president after he gave a speech.

The president was Abraham Lincoln. The speech was the Gettysburg Address.

The more things change...


College Students are Stupid

After my 4 years of undergraduate education, I have come to a conclusion about college students. They are no smarter than people who do not go to college. In fact, many of them are plain stupid. They are often ignorant and easily manipulated. The ones that are politically minded often end up resorting to extremism in their rhetoric and their methods. I can't help but roll my eyes at their protests and slogans. They come to college with open minds, so open in fact that their brains fall out. They are then pumped full of tired old catch phrases that I doubt they're ever really thought about. "Earth first!" "No blood for oil!" "Workers of the world unite!" Someone else's words coming out of your mouth.

So-called rebels.

I get sickened when I see Che Guevara's mug emblazened on a shirt, patch, or album cover. It's the equivalent of sporting an image of Mengele or Himmler. I doubt these kids have any idea what kinds of brutality and tyranny came from their hero Che. The funny thing is that most of, if not all, of the people who sport Che's image are anti-death penalty. Do they know how many people he killed with nothing that even resembled a fair trial? Whatever. Let's skip class and go to the protest, man.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 

If You Have 7 Hours to Kill

Check this out

This is Michael Badnarik's Constitution class. He ran for president in 2004 as the Libertarian Party candidate. The class is an interesting presentation of American history, Constitutional law, rights, and other fun stuff. I don't agree with all of what he has to say, and neither does the Supreme Court. So keep in mind that this is his interpretation (though many agree with him), but it's not always the current law of the land. Most of it is trying to figure out how we got to where we are today. Download and watch in your leisure.


I Wanna Be A Kennedy

But Tom Delay doesn't.

I'm no Anthony Kennedy fan at all. In my opinion, he will always be sitting in Robert Bork's chair on the Supreme Court, and doing nowhere near the job that Bork would do. Delay is right to knock Kennedy on the use of international law in his decisions. He did it most recently in Roper v Simmons. International law is used when the Justice cannot find case law in this country to back up his or her opinion. They end up selectively choosing what international law to follow. If they are going to use it, use it all. The next time an abortion case comes before the Court, Kennedy or Breyer or any of the other "internationalists" should review the law and state that we are one of six nations in the world that allows abortion on demand until viability. Cite that law and follow it in your opinion if international law is so persuasive.

Kennedy pulled the ol' international authority business previously in Lawrence v Texas. I re-read the case today for Con Law, in preparation for discussion on Monday. He cited international law, but not all of the international law on topic. Kennedy only chose the law that agreed with him. Even if you agree with how these cases are decided, I don't see how inclusion of international law can be allowed in cases involving OUR Constitution. It's ours. It's good. It's lasted a hell of a long time. In that time, we've managed to keep the nation running on domestic precedent (aside from English Common Law, where a shitload of our terms come from). Keep international law out of a nation document.

I'll defend Kennedy on one thing. Delay attacked him for doing his research on the Internet. That isn't in itself bad. There's a ton of good info available online. Hopefully, Kennedy is staying on sites that have at least some basis in reality.


Chicken Fajitas, Piggery, and Such

Necessity can make you do anything. A year and a half ago, I couldn't make toast without royally fucking it up. Now, I can cook just about anything. Given ample time to make a marinade or a dry rub, I can cook a cat's asshole and make it tasty. I've really gotten passionate about cooking and wish I had more time to do it. My schedule limits me to a few self-made, genuinely home cooked meals a week. But they are damn worth it. Being able to prepare yourself a meal is a basic skill and I can't believe how many people my age can't do it.

Director Robert Rodriguez said, "Not knowing how to cook is like not knowing how to fuck." Take that as you will.

During Property this morning, I found a new favorite word: piggery. It is a place where pigs are raised or kept. It has a lot more charm than "pig sty" or anything similar. I'm not going to be able to run out the clock this semester in Property. Judging by our pace and who in my row has been called on, I'm going to be called on this week. Maybe Thursday, Friday for sure. It's not really a big deal because I always read for class and am well prepared, even when I know I won't get called on. I just like Property law, so I don't mind reading it. I've been called on three times in that class already and handled things well. There's just an uneasy feeling that you never really lose.

Most law professors teach using the Socratic Method. They call on someone, ask for the facts of whatever case we are discussing, the law applied by the court, the holding of the case, and the court's reasoning. Then the professor asks related questions, usually a few "what if's" that change the facts a bit. Some professors make you stand while you do this, some don't. It can be a bit unnerving to stand in front of 90 or so classmates while the professor grills your knowledge of modern contract rights or the Statute of Frauds. On the plus side, you lose any fear you have of speaking in public. You also improve your verbal skills and shit.

Well I have a little Con Law to read. Tomorrow we are going over Roe, Bowers, Griswold, and probably Lawrence on Thursday. I don't know if there will be one of those oh-so-fun abortion debates (yelling matches) but either way, it should be interesting. I have a pretty basic understanding of abortion law and right of privacy. This is one of the reasons I go to law school. I want to know this stuff. These are the rules of life, so to speak.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 

Network News is Dead

So says Sam Donaldson.

And about damn time. In this day and age, I seriously do not understand why anyone would watch TV news, let alone network news. The only reason I could see is that you are a lazy bastard or you simulatenously broke all four limbs while reaching for the remote to turn off CBS. Why sit passive in front of the TV while other people tell you what they think is important to hear about today? Get your ass online and look up what interests you. You aren't going to get in depth international news coverage (or accurate when you do get it) from the networks. I have to go to the Internet for any kind of legal news unless it is a major Supreme Court decision. Even then, the networks give viewers so little detail that outside research is mandatory. TV news sucks.



Occasionally, I get a reason to be glad I didn't go to the UW Law School.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Madison is 40 square miles surrounded by reality.


100 Greatest Americans List

The List

This is according to people who voted in some AOL poll or something.

This is the worst fucking list I have ever seen. I was physically ill for most of it. Nope, no need to put James Madison on there. He didn't, ya know, write the fucking Constitution or anything! If Dr. Phil and Michael Moore are the best this country can muster, we're in deep shit.

I've decided to make my own list. It will probably take a while, but it will be a good diversion between studying for exams. I assure you, Madonna and Barack Obama will be nowhere near my list.


Holy Matrimony

My cousin is getting married at the end of May in Madison. I had a nice record going of avoiding family weddings but my perception has changed since I reached the legal drinking age. That, and I like to dress up.

I see my situation as this; I can either:
1. Find a date to invite, go and have a nice time.
2. Go alone, get shit hammered, and dance with anything that's female and at least a second cousin.
3. Find a really cool date that will get shit hammered with me.

3 would be nice, but I think 2 is much more probable. I don't hold out much hope for this wedding. My extended family is kind of stuffy about these things, so it's usually dead as fuck. I'm hoping that with my sidekick alcohol, I can keep things lively enough until I end up at a bar. I'll probably get tanked and argue politics with my uncles.

I'm toying with the idea of making cards that say "School is challenging. No, I'm not working right now." and hand them out. That is the extent of the conversation I have with most of my relatives. School and work. That's what I am.

Before I shuffle off to the printers, I need to pin down exactly what I'm doing this summer. Summer school is a definite. I still have an open invitation for an internship at the DA's office. From what I understand, it can be as many hours as I want. It doesn't pay a cent though. I could use a job that provides, ya know, money. Cause I'm partial to commerce and such.

Monday, April 18, 2005 

Another View from Lebanon

Pulse of Freedom

It will be interesting to see what happens when the first deadline hits, not to mention what happens during the elections.


Attorney Accidentally Sues Himself


A wonderful example of shady lawyers looking for class action lawsuits wherever they can find them. Things like this suck because there are times when a class action lawsuit is necessary and is the best opportunity to get relief. Unfortunately, the class action lawsuit has become a tool of scumbags.

God I hate lawyers.

I also hate irony.


Even Turley Agrees with Me on Pryor

Jonathan Turley, a self-described social liberal law professor, gives the thumbs up on 9 of the 12 blocked judges.


Excellent Legal Blog


This is some pretty heavy reading but damn good. Posner pretty much invented the idea of talking about law in terms of economics. His ideas have totally changed the way law is talked about and will guide how it changes in the future. His opinions for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals were shining beacons of rational thought in the abyss of crap that was my Contracts casebook. Becker's no slouch either, but I'm a total Posner mark.

Read their blog and you too can have your thumb on the pulse of the cutting edge of legal thought.


Stumping for Bill Pryor

In case your head has been the sand for a while, there is a spat going on in the Senate about confirming judges. The Democrats are refusing to allow a vote on a handful of people who President Bush nominated for federal judgeships. The claim is that these appointees are radicals, far out of the mainstream. Right wing zealots. And even worse, religious people who will not be able to separate their faith from the law when ruling.

The real issue here is the Supreme Court. The Democrats fear that these judges are just too damn good at their jobs... while at the same time being fairly conservative. If they get confirmed and do a great job on whatever court they are sent to, then they will be likely Supreme Court candidates. The election of 2004 was important because of the current make up of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Rehnquist is deathly ill and is certain to retire. Justice Stevens and Justice O'Connor are pretty old and will probably retire soon. That's 3 new justices that the current president will get to appoint.

Rehnquist is a conservative, so while his replacement doesn't change the ideological make up of the court, it puts a new person in the Chief's chair. Justice Scalia is the favorite of the Vegas odds makers. O'Connor is moderate to conservative. She is typically the swing vote in 5-4 decisions. Replacing her with a strong conservative guarantees a vote that was often not easy to predict. Stevens is the Court's staunch liberal. Replacing him with a conservative justice will be a huge win in the Republicans' column.

William Pryor is an appointee designated for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (he's on there now as a recess appoint, meaning the President appointed him while the Senate wasn't in session). He has been attacked unfairly as being one of these religious nuts who will rule with a Bible, not the law. Senator Schumer said "[Pryor's] beliefs are so deeply held that it's very difficult to believe those views won't influence how he follows the law. A person's views matter."

Interestingly enough, Pryor ruled against former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore during the controversy over the Ten Commandments monument in the state judicial building. Pryor personally agreed with Moore. He personally agrees with allowing the monument to stay. But he ruled against Moore because that was the law. Try again, Senator Schumer.

As far as a person's views mattering, do they really? Pryor is pro-life and the law of the land is Roe v Wade. Does disagreeing with the law keep you from positions of interpreting and enforcing the law? If so, Janet Reno should not have been allowed to be Attorney General. She is opposed to the death penalty, and federal law uses capital punishment. But I guess that's okay. She's a Democrat after all.

The attack that is most near and dear to my heart comes from the Senator from the great state of Wisconsin, one Russell Feingold.

During the confirmation hearing, Feingold attacked Pryor for actions he took while Attorney General of Alabama. Pryor was blasted for arguing in a brief before the Supreme Court that equated private homosexual activity to "prostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, incest, and pedophilia." That's quite a list of perversion, huh? I wonder where Pryor got it...

Oh yeah, that language is taken from Justice White's majority opinion in Bowers v Hardwick. That opinion is (was) the law. When you are arguing a case, you must cite other cases that back up the decision you are looking for. Past cases like Bowers are precedent; they are considered as "the law." As an attorney, you aren't just standing there saying what you think the law should be. Pryor's argument was exactly the argument that any skilled lawyer would make. And what's worse is that Feingold knows this. Hell, he went to Harvard Law. He just made this attack so he could use a string of naughty words that would get attached to Pryor's record.

The other crap attack that Feingold made concerned Pryor and Disney World. Yeah. Seriously. Feingold said that Pryor rescheduled his family vacation to Disney World when he found out that it would correspond with Gay Day. Because of that, Feingold claims that a gay person would feel uncomfortable coming before Pryor as a judge.

If you haven't seen pictures of what the Gay Day crowd looks like, track them down online. Then ask yourself if you would take your 4 and 6 year old daughters to Disney World on that day. Even if you would go, would you say that someone who chose to reschedule was anti-homosexual?

Pryor is smart and he is capable, so he is dangerous. He wouldn't be so attacked if he wasn't so feared.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 

Newcastle Brown Ale and Other Items of Interest

After a long day of studying, I spent the evening making some kickass steak tacos on the grill. I love a meal with great flavor that is still simple. So simple that I can get loaded while I prepare it. Afterwards, I went to the batting cages for a while. I learned one thing: It's damn hard to hit a baseball when you are drunk. I also stopped at Target for some crap. Do you have any idea what kind of misfits and rogues are at Target at 7:30 on a Saturday night. It's the bottom rung of the evolutionary ladder. That's why I was there.

Studying all day on a Saturday is total ass. But I need to be on top of my game for exams. This is my chance to improve on my lukewarm performance first semester. Hopefully these exams and a strong showing for my Trusts and Estates class over summer will boost my ass up the class rankings. Cause in life, that's all that matters ya know?

Blog from Lebanon. This is an interesting read. It's high time that the people of the Middle East stood up against the gangsters and thugs that have stolen their countries and their freedom.


Know Your Local Sex Offender


There are currently 52 registered sex offenders living in my ZIP code. Neat.

Friday, April 15, 2005 

Jimmy Carter Should Go Back to Building Houses

Jimmy Carter says, "The world deserves more handouts from the U.S."

The U.S. gives the most money in foreign aid, but that's not good enough. We need to satisfy Carter's preferred "per capita" calculus or else we're saying "fuck you" to the world.

The Netherlands and Canada can probably give more per capita than the U.S. because we've been busy spending money on other stuff. Stuff like a powerful military to bolster NATO, keeping the Netherlands and Canada safe for half a century. But I guess that's just the horrible, greedy capitalist in me talking again.


Maiden Voyage

I decided that the Internet has gone long enough without my witty insights on everything. I'll probably focus most of my energy and posts on school (daily happenings and legal issues in general), politics, funny things that happened while drinking, and shit that I think you should know. I'm trying to keep expectations low for this blog, then I can be pleasantly surprised when something of worth congeals in this gutter.

It's a Friday night and I'm home. And sober. And doing school work. I'm really living the fuck out of life.

Seriously, though. Exams are in 2 weeks and I am under a small amount of stress to make sure I know some of this material. I feel much more confident this semester than I did in Fall. Taking my first law school exams ranks up there on the Most Frightening Experiences list. This time around, I knew from day one how to read this crap and get some meaningful info out of it. I also faced the brutal truth that maybe, just maybe, I can afford to take a night or two out of my busy liver-killing schedule and review my notes.

Anyway, do a shot for me tonight. I have some Landlord-Tenant law to brush up on.

Friday, April 01, 2005 

Beer Reviews

New Glarus Fat Squirrel

Schlafly Expedition Reserve

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest

Unibroue Don de Dieu

LaCrosse Light

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

New Glarus Tail Wagger

Leinenkugel's Original

New Glarus Edel Pils

Goose Island Christmas Ale

Samuel Adams Black Lager

Leinenkugel's Northwoods

Samuel Adams Hefeweizen

Lakefront Eastside Dark

Sprecher Hefe Weiss

Guinness Draught

Greenfield American Light Ale

Honey Creek Pale Ale

New Glarus Staghorn

Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock

Bell's Winter White Ale

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Helles Lager

Harp Lager

Red Raccoon

Hofbrau Original

Hofbrau Dunkel

Lakefront Riverwest Stein

New Glarus Yokel

Smithwick's Ale

Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat Ale

Leinenkugel's X

Delirium Tremens

Bell's Amber Ale

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel

Bell's Oberon Ale

New Glarus Cherry Stout

Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Flying Dog Tire Bite

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat

Samuel Adams Pale Ale

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Lakefront White

New Glarus Hearty Hop IPA

New Glarus Totally Naked

Stone Cellar Marquette Pilsner

Sprecher Pub Ale

Sprecher Abbey Triple

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Samuel Adams Winter Lager

New Glarus Copper Kettle Weiss

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest

Shiner Bock

Leinenkugel's Apple Spice

Goose Island Honker's Ale

Spaten Oktoberfest

Samuel Adams Honey Porter

Central Waters Happy Heron Pale Ale

Bell's Octoberfest


The Least Worst of Eminent Domain

Stumping for Bill Pryor

Supreme Court Fight Club

A Fun Lunch Hour

Have Some Ham

Tin Foil Hat Theory

This is the Post Where I Rip Feingold

More on Campaign Finance Reform

Filibuster Talk

McCain-Feingold Strikes Again

The End of Eminent Domain?!?!?!

What to Do about Tookie

Let the Fun Begin

Who is Next?

In Defense of Wal-Mart

A Matter of Taste

Justice Guarantees

A Fun Lunch Hour, Again

My Kinda Party

My Rules for Radicals

The Sultan of Swing

Punk Rock Politics


More on Luttig

LULAC Thoughts and Gerrymandering

From the Mouth of Kozinski

Take That, Lautenschlager

Seventh Circuit and Reparations

Post-Election: The Issue of Judges, Part 1

Post-Election: The Issue of Judges, Part 2

Post-Election: The Issue of Judges, Part 3

Post-Election: The Issue of Judges, Part 4

Who Has PBA?

Boy Scouts, Jamborees, and Standing

Why the Concurrence Says More than the Majority

Thomas, the Commerce Clause, and Carhart II: Did He Really Mean It?

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