Friday, November 22, 2002

The City of Berkeley, in response to an amicus brief I wrote in support of the Sea Scouts, has expressed outrage over how I could compare homosexuality with pedophilia, necrophilia, and bestiality. If it was even worth my time to file a reply to their innane response, I would ask them why exactly they presumptively believe pedophilia, necrophilia, and bestiality is any less perverse and unnatural than homosexuality.

11/23/02 correction: Actually, I meant why they presumptively believe pedophilia, necrophilia, and bestiality is any more perverse and unnatural than homosexuality.
Michigan Supreme Court may hear case to decide question of when life begins. If they do, I'm pretty sure they will try to weasel the issue so that the non-existent constitutional right to an abortion will be preserved.

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Thousands of wannabe lawyers in California will soon find out if they have passed what most people consider to be the toughest bar exam in the country (it's three days of nerve racking hell). Good luck, because, you know, California is really short on lawyers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

You have got to be kidding me.
While a federal court decides if Missouri's partial-birth abortion ban is constitutional, a state appellate court has determined that the ban does not allow the procedure to be done even if the life of the mother is at risk. I personally see this as a red herring given the fact that well over 95% of partial-brith abortions are never performed in life threatening situations.
Alabama judge will appeal Ten Commandments monumnet ruling; says he has no plans to remove it. I say, "good for him! Fight the lemmings!"

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Seems to me Herod would have loved Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood recently announced the release of its line of holiday cards. Each card reads, "Choice on Earth." One card adds, "Warmest wishes for a peaceful holiday season."

Monday, November 18, 2002

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Where did the modern understanding of "separation of church and state" come from? If you said Thomas Jefferson, you're wrong. It was former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, whose anti-Catholicism highly influenced his 1947 ruling in Everson v. Board of Education that the First Amendment imposes a "high and impregnable" wall between church and state. For more information on this, see Separation of Church and State by University of Chicago law professor Philip Hamburger and Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State (Critical America) by American University professor Daniel Dreisbach.
A maddening pet peeve -- paying a fast food cashier 1 cent over the total amount, and not even being asked if I would like the change. If anyone would like some extra napkins, hot sauce, or straws, drop me a line.