Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:46:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Kennewick Man: science 1, Army Corps and DoJ 0 by Malcolm http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/kennewick-man/comment-page-1/#comment-301884 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:46:32 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47950#comment-301884 The Indians’ misguided behaviour is understandable, but what is particularly reprehensible is the tenacity of the authorities in fighting the claim all these years, despite (presumably) many changes in leadership. It should have been obvious soon after the initial evidence was in that, irrespective of the law, the archaeologists had right on their side.

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Comment on Kennewick Man: science 1, Army Corps and DoJ 0 by Fox 2! http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/kennewick-man/comment-page-1/#comment-301879 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:25:19 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47950#comment-301879 The COE was also reported to have dumped a million pounds of fill over the site to prevent further excavations.

Did they get an EPA permit to fill in a wetland?

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Comment on Kennewick Man: science 1, Army Corps and DoJ 0 by Eric http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/kennewick-man/comment-page-1/#comment-301869 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:47:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47950#comment-301869 Athough it was a significant win, it was not “1, 0.” Much like Chicago and DC are dragging their heels over their losses in court with respect to the 2A, and making it as difficult as possible for people seeking to implement the “win,” the COE gave the scientists only 16 days to examine the skeleton, and have refused to allow another bone sample for DNA testing, and refused to allow testing of the spear point embedded in Kennewick’s hip, and have denied other tests.

The tribes are still clamoring to rebury the skeleton as “theirs” despite the evidence to the contrary, and it appears the Corps is still bent on hiding the bones. The DOJ and COE were found to act in bad faith (to the tune of $2M+ out the taxpayers pocket to pay for the scientists’ attorney fees), and by refusing further study they are still acting in bad faith.

No, this was not a clear one-to-zero win for science — at most, 16 days for science, 10 year for the COE, which will be upped to eternity as soon as the COE thinks everyone is looking the other way.

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Comment on ALS group drops attempt to trademark “ice bucket challenge” by Josh C http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/als-group-moves-trademark-ice-bucket-challenge-viral-sensation/comment-page-1/#comment-301798 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:04:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47938#comment-301798 I can imagine that if they got this as a trademark, they could turn around and ensure its freely available, kind of like Volvo with the three-point seat belt. Notch at doesn’t seem real likely, but it would be a benefit.

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Comment on In Houston, grand jury frequent fliers by Bill Poser http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/grand-jury-frequent-fliers/comment-page-1/#comment-301795 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:45:00 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47820#comment-301795 I had no idea that the key man system was still in use. It was eliminated from the federal courts in 1968. I guess Texas didn’t get the message.

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Comment on ALS group drops attempt to trademark “ice bucket challenge” by Bill Poser http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/als-group-moves-trademark-ice-bucket-challenge-viral-sensation/comment-page-1/#comment-301791 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:46:56 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47938#comment-301791 It’s also hard to see what the benefit would be if they did obtain the trademark. Do they really expect to sell associated merchandise that they wouldn’t sell just because people support their cause? The only way I can see of monetizing the trademark would be to charge other charities, which would, I think, make them wildly unpopular.

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Comment on Writer observes misery of tow impound lot by Mannie http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/writer-observes-misery-tow-impound-lot/comment-page-1/#comment-301765 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:43:29 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47935#comment-301765 Steve Goodman – Lincoln Park Pirates

The streetlamps are on in Chicago tonight
And lovers a-gazin’ at stars
The stores are all closin’ and Daley is dozin’
And the fat man is counting the cars

And there’s more cars than places to put ‘em, he says
But I’ve got room for them all
So ’round ‘em up boys, ’cause I want some more toys
In the lot by the grocery store

To me, way, hey, tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary, there’s nothin’ so hairy
And we always collect our fee

So it’s way, hey, tow ‘em away
We plunder the streets of your town
Be it Edsel or Chevy, there’s no car too heavy
And no one can make us shut down

We break into cars when we gotta
With hammer and pickaxe and saw
And they said this garage had no license
But little care I for the law

Our drivers are friendly and courteous
Their good manners you always will get
‘Cause they all are recent graduates
Of the charm school in Joliet

To me, way, hey, tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary, there’s nothin’ so hairy
And we always collect our fee

So it’s way, hey, tow ‘em away
We plunder the streets of your town
Be it Edsel or Chevy, there’s no car too heavy
And no one can make us shut down

And when all the cars are collected
And all of their fenders are ruined
Then I’ll tow all the boats in Belmont Harbor
To the Lincoln Park Lagoon

And when I’ve collected the ransom
And sunk all the ones that won’t yield
I’ll tow all the planes that are blocking the runways
At Midway, O’Hare, and Meigs Field

To me, way, hey, tow them away
The Lincoln Park Pirates are we
From Wilmette to Gary, there’s nothin’ so hairy
And we always collect our fee

So it’s way, hey, tow ‘em away
Now citizens, gather around
And I think it’s enough, let’s call his bluff
Let’s throw the bum out of town

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/steve-goodman/lincoln-park-pirates-lyrics/#YkX4DD3EHD6xfqug.99

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Comment on Writer observes misery of tow impound lot by Canvasback http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/writer-observes-misery-tow-impound-lot/comment-page-1/#comment-301736 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:54:42 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47935#comment-301736 They’ve got us by the lugnuts, and they know it. No mercy.

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Comment on Rule against children playing on grass leads to $80K payout by ras http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/children-playing-grassy-common-areas/comment-page-1/#comment-301722 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:38:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47880#comment-301722 For a legal site, a lot of people sure confuse verdict with precedent.

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Comment on Rule against children playing on grass leads to $80K payout by Scott http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/children-playing-grassy-common-areas/comment-page-1/#comment-301719 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:14:16 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47880#comment-301719 The complex could just charge for the damage, if any, and not evict people when kids play on the grass.

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