Keeping an eye on the law of the land

scotus.jpgAlthough I’ve never trotted out to wave a banner on the steps of the Supreme Court, I take a slightly greater than average interest in their goings-ons. For example, I’m pleased today to see a ruling from them barring the Federal government from interfering in State law on doctor-assisted suicide on the obviously disingenuous basis of controlling the use of legal drugs.

Okay, I can see your eyes glazing over from here, sorry.

My personal obsessions aside, I keep up on this news via the excellent SCOTUSBlog, SCOTUS being Supreme Court Of The United States. It’s run by the lawfirm Goldstein and Howe based in the District, whose web page claims they are “the nation’s only Supreme Court litigation boutique.” I’m going to let you make your own snark over that bit of PR pontification.

If you’re at all a law nerd you’ll find SCOTUSBlog’s coverage of the goings-on of the Roberts’ Bunch to be worthwhile, if sometimes a little too dense for us non-lawyers to comprehend.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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