June 18 roundup

by Walter Olson on June 18, 2010

  • “When the country went cold turkey”: Tyler Cowen reviews Last Call, Daniel Okrent’s history of Prohibition [Business Week]
  • Phrases never to put in email, e.g., “We Probably Shouldn’t Put This in Email” [Balasubramani, SpamNotes]
  • “My biggest wish was that I would get a cease and desist from the company that publishes Marmaduke” [Walker, Reason "Hit and Run"]
  • California proposal to jail parents for kids’ truancy [Valerie Strauss/WaPo via Alkon] Parents arrested on charges of forging doctor sick note to excuse third grader [Glenn Reynolds, Dan Riehl]
  • UK judge: NHS need not fund transsexual’s breast enlargement [Mail]
  • “Charitable Foundation Leader Alarmed by Government Intrusions into Philanthropy” [WLF Legal Pulse]
  • Missed earlier: “Stalking Victims’ Duty to Warn Employees, Lovers, Visitors, and Others?” [Volokh]
  • “Overturning Iqbal and Twombly Would Encourage Frivolous Litigation” [Darpana Sheth, Insider Online]

{ 5 comments }

1 captnhal 06.18.10 at 5:43 am

The link on charitable foundation leader seems to go to the same article as the breast enlargement story above it.

2 nevins 06.18.10 at 11:17 am

“UK judge: NHS need not fund transsexual’s breast enlargement”
At first glance reading the article I thought there was a picture of this guy, but then realized that it was just a picture of the british judge wearing the drag queen outfit (red robe, puffy collar, wig).

3 John Burgess 06.18.10 at 11:28 am

The transgendered plaintiff will appeal to the European Court. His claim will be sustained.

4 Robert 06.18.10 at 12:37 pm

I still liked the “Dysfuncation Family Circus” even though the original author stopped doing them after getting a polite letter from Bil Keane

http://wondermark.com/tcsd/recontext1.gif

5 Walter Olson 06.18.10 at 2:02 pm

CH>The link on charitable foundation leader seems to go to the same article as the breast enlargement story above it.

Whoops, sorry. Fixed now.

Comments on this entry are closed.