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Episode 512: Everybody Rise

“I am prepared to convene a jury of the dead in this room!”

He meant well, is the thing that you have to remember. There’s an evil witch who’s living at Collinwood these days, and she’s making life complicated for everybody, so Professor Stokes thought, hey, we’ve got a witch, why not raise the spirit of a bad-tempered 18th-century witch hunter?

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Gordon Russell

Sales Incentives and Unintended Consequences

Do you mind if I include the extended warranty with your purchase? It costs $149, but the final price to you will be the same. 677 more words


Unintended Consequences?

When I commented on the oral arguments in Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59, the B.C. hearing fees case, I argued that although there was a good deal of support among the various parties and interveners for the proposition that it was section 96 of the Constitution Act, 1867, that rendered (excessive) court fees unconstitutional, this argument was problematic. 1,134 more words

Constitutional Law

Not comfortable saying yes to a high cost project about which so little is known.

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I have looked at the Weatherford Bond Website and what I see is to me more a dream than reality. All Weatherford citizens would love to avoid some of the traffic tie-ups we experience but we do have some questions. 301 more words

City Of Weatherford

Labeling Exemptions Subvert Law's Phobic Intent

Predictably, Vermont’s new GMO labeling law is proving to be another classic failure of big government, as noted by The Farmer’s Daughter. Her post provides some of the gory details, including specific exceptions written into the drafted rules and “sworn statement” exemptions, both of which mean it will be of much less value to the public as a informational mechanism. 349 more words

Political Clowns

Flapping wings and what’s coming to roost.

The Lord High Poobah of the Senate, Harry Reid, who made a decision to use reconciliation to force Obama’s judicial appointees through the Senate, now may rue that decision. 203 more words

Unintended Consequences