A few links to hold your attention, while we prepare for tomorrow's celebration of novelist Wallace Stegner's 100th birthday:
In a trial for criminal violations of environmental law, who are the victims? If a company poisons an entire town with an asbestos mine, the sick and injured of that town do not qualify as victims, according to the federal judge presiding over the W.R. Grace trial.
I haven't read enough Blawg Reviews, or Carnivals of the Law Blogs, or whatever they're called, to know whether it counts as the best, but Mark Bennett's roundup of the last week in law is one of the best blog posts I've seen in some time, legal or otherwise.
Despite skepticism and denial from even the left, it appears that the "Fairness Doctrine" is indeed making a comeback.
The television news report on this arrest asks, "Did they go too far?" Judge for yourself. I prefer the Youtube title for the story, "Fascist cops beat homeless man."
Have no fear. Our centennial retrospective of the life and work of Wallace Stegner is coming soon.