Episode 14: studying for the bar exam, RSS and copyright, Lessig’s attempt to amend the Constitution, life as a married law student, & more.
When Larry Lessig tries to amend the US Constitution, Josh and Laura realize they should have paid attention in civics class. Also, Josh is deep into bar prep, Laura is working a few jobs, and they give marriage advice to one of LG’s top fans.
- Laura is working a lot this summer. It’s fun.
- Josh is studying for the bar this summer. It’s not fun.
- There’s a little bit of banter about the new iPhone, but Laura mostly keeps her mouth shut.
In The News
- Lessig gets behind a Rhode Island resolution to call a convention to amend the US Constitution [pdf] to overturn Citizens United (campaign funding). Here’s the HuffPo explanation.
- Utah is trying to make it illegal for lawyers to knowingly say something false about the judiciary. (See the proposed URPC update here [pdf]). Um, isn’t “knowingly saying something false” pretty much covered under defamation law?
- The kerfluffle over the iPad Pulse app and the NYT’s response. Do RSS aggregators violate copyright? TWiL has a much more reasoned and on-point discussion of this issue here.
You’re Doing it Wrong
- “Hello, Iowa, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” An example of either the best or worst use of a statewide listserv…
- Turns out PACER is ridiculously overfunded, that is, PACER fees are going to lots and lots of non-PACER-related things. [Insert feigned surprise here.]
Love For Our Geeks
- @skuhagen asks about life as married law student… Because he got married! Congrats, f/k/a @sakuha!
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