Friday, July 14, 2006


More signs of the Cultural Apocalypse. (link via The Anchoress)
Vatican Ignorance

I echo the thoughts ofCaptain Ed regarding the critical statements the Vatican made on Israel's recent bombing of Lebanon.

In a nutshell, the Vatican either needs to be better informed or it just has to keep quiet about matters for which it clearly does not know much of anything about.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Funny in a Multi-Layered Contradictory Way

What is one of the last things you would ever think of finding in a book on anti-Catholicism? Jeremy Lott, author of a book titled "In Defense of Hypocrisy," found it.
National Security

Click here to see what Harry Reid thinks about it. (link via Michelle Malkin)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Due purely to finances, the little firm I'm currently at has advised me that they are going to have to let me go in the next few months. Because he's a really nice guy, the office manager of my firm has been asking other law firm managers he knows if they might be looking for a new associate. He got a bite this past Monday from the office manager of a mid-sized insurance defense firm, so I accordingly talked to that office manager and e-mailed my resume to her later that evening.

Because the office manager of that firm actually called my office manager to request that I forward my resume, I thought I had a pretty good shot of at least getting an interview. However, when I got home this evening, there was a form letter waiting for me from this firm which basically said they weren't interested in hiring me.

Unless this office manager was mistaken about her firm wanting to hire another associate attorney, I just can't help but think that the law school I graduated from is the reason for why I got rejected so fast. Comparatively speaking, I think I've accumulated more litigation experience in the last two years than most graduates from ABA accredited schools get in their first five years of practice with a big or mid-sized firm. How many first or second year associates at the big or mid-sized firms write and argue law and motion matters? Probably almost none. I tell you, the bias against non-ABA law schools really sux.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sea Scouts Appeal to SCOTUS

The legal battle between the Sea Scouts and the city of Bezerkley over free access to the latter's marina berths has been going on since 1998. When this case was first appealed to the California Court of Appeal back in 2002 (I think) I wrote an amicus brief for the Pacific Justice Institute in support of the Scouts. Obviously, it didn't do much good.

While I certainly hope the SCOTUS agrees to review the case and renders a ruling in favor of the Scouts, I'm not overly optimistic that it will happen. Fact of the matter is, Berzerkly is only denying the Scouts free access to the city's marina berths, and the city does unfortunately have a right to expressly refuse to subsidize any organization which discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. What the Sea Scouts do have going for it, though, is that it has never discriminated against g@ys. Bezerkly is bascially excluding the Sea Scouts simply because of its' association with the Boy Scouts of America.

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Steele Man Cometh

Since everyone has used "Man of Steele," that's the best I can do.

Anyway, I like to think Michael Steele's run for the U.S. Senate is the real reason The Mighty Barrister is no longer blogging (i.e., he's too busy working on Steele's campaign).

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Purpose Driven Ego?

Get Religion reports that uber-Evangelical Protestant preacher Rick Warren has accepted an invitation from North Korea to speak to some 15,000 North Korean Christians. That's right, NORTH KOREA.

Upon raising the strong possibility that the whole event is probably being staged by the Communist government for purposes of identifying and arresting "illegal" Christians, Warren replied to reporters that "I know they’re going to use me...So I’m going to use them."

Uh, OK. I wonder if Warren is this ambiguous in his jumbotron broadcast sermons.