chain of causation

a series of events in the life of a lawyer

Short Quips: May 27, 2009

  • To add to the series of things not to do while on jury duty and to borrow a meme from the Internet – Jury Duty is Serious Business: Juror du Jour: Boredom His Downfall. [via Legal Blog Watch]
  • One of the fundamental requirements of machine produced evidence is that there is additional evidence describing the process or system used and that said process or system produces accurate results (FRE 901). It is rather disturbing then that breathalyzer machines relied upon as evidence can be so poorly designed and tested: Buggy breathalyzer code reflects importance of source review [via Ars Technica]
  • While zero tolerance policies set a hard stance against undesirable activities, I believe they remove one of the strongest traits of humanity – adaptability to circumstances. What kind of message are we sending when we expel a student who is a member of the basketball team, leadership team, and choir, Girl Scout for 9 years, and youth usher, for possessing an eyebrow trimmer which technically qualifies as a razor and weapon under statute? Penn Hills Student With Eyebrow Trimmer Suspended
  • As a follow up to this post (and this one) a few weeks back about gripe sites, this is an article designed to keep the gripe site operator out of the crosshairs himself. Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site [via Electronic Frontier Foundation]
  • Although written in the context of web professionals, this is equally as relevant to lawyers and professionals of all trades: Burnout [via A List Apart]

Written by Vincent Kan

May 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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