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Current Law Students / Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« on: October 17, 2006, 01:36:35 PM »
I use StoreLaw's Outliner. For me, it made outlining my courses a breeze. I export my Outliner report to my word processing program and put the finishing touches on my outline there. If I remember correctly, the default WP program is Word, but I have my Outliner set to Word Perfect.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: South Carolina??????
« on: June 13, 2006, 04:25:29 PM »
I would recommend contacting the licensing board for South Carolina.

Nashville School of Law / Re: I have applied to NSL
« on: March 01, 2005, 08:04:22 PM »
The new building is on Armory Drive (I think), behind the Rafferty's restaurant and next to the BMW dealership.  It is the old Magellan's Furniture building.  It will have five auditorium-style classrooms with tiered seating, three or four (I can't remember at the moment) seminar classrooms, an expanded library and computer lab and a parking lot with 365 spaces.

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Nashville School of Law / Re: I have applied to NSL
« on: February 27, 2005, 08:37:32 AM »
NSL is moving to a new building this fall.  The new building doubles our current space and they plan to increase the number of 1L students admitted next year.  I would say your chances are pretty good. ;D

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Current Law Students / Re: Con Law Puzzle
« on: January 15, 2005, 02:04:15 AM »
Impeachment of federal judges is pretty rare.  Alcee Hastings is an impeached judge who comes to mind.  He was a Carter nominee to the bench and is currently a congressman from Florida (I think).

It seems like one of the reasons why Abe Fortas resigned was to avoid impeachment after it came out about the $20K payment he accepted, then returned to Time. ???


Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:18:12 AM »
Although our mayor was not born in the south, he actually is from VERY southern stock.  That is one of the reasons why he "landed" in Nashville.

Take a look at some of the family histories of Tennessee's leading family's.

Nashville's mayor isn't exactly Ol' South.

And look at the Cooper family history. Descended from carpet baggers.

Well, I guess you can stay.....

Nashville School of Law / Re: Legal Aid Society at NSL
« on: December 06, 2004, 05:52:57 PM »

I would be interested.


Nashville School of Law / Re: JJ at NSL
« on: December 05, 2004, 03:05:36 PM »
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

While it bothers you that Fort Negley is being preserved (Jack Kershaw agrees with you), I realize that health care and historic preservation projects are two separate issues.

Having just recovered from a serious illness that required my utilizing the health care system a great deal, I am also concerned that certain segments of our society are consistently denied adequate health care coverage.  Were it not for the health coverage offered through my employer, I more than likely would not have received treatment in time to save my life.

I am a supporter (with money, not just my mouth) of the Tennessee Justice Center and hold Gordon Bonnyman in high esteem.  However, health care costs have to be brought under control.  Health care in Tennessee is not a case of the "tail wagging the dog", its the "hairs of the tail wagging the dog". 


The Tennessean has a nice article about people trying to preserve a fort built in 1862 and isn't wonderful to save the past. At the same time, we're looking at adding taxes and dropping 430,000 people from public health insurance.

Sorry, but I care a lot more about health care for the needy than saving a pile of rocks.

Yes, I understand that the money to save the fort isn't government money, but it still bothers me that people are going without healthcare while there seems to be money floating around for saving an old fort.

Current Law Students / Re: 4-4 Decision in Supreme court.
« on: November 14, 2004, 06:25:43 PM »

Almost everything you could want to know about the U.S. Supreme Court. ;)

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Current Law Students / Re: 4-4 Decision in Supreme court.
« on: November 14, 2004, 02:47:05 PM »
The Court has had as many as ten justices (including the Chief Justice).  Its current membership was set at nine in 1869.

FDR got mad because The Court kept voting against his New Deal legislation, so he hatched a scheme to add six more justices to The Court in the hopes of engineering a majority in his favor.  His plan didn't work.  I think he got the last laugh, since whenever he got the opportunity, he picked the youngest men he could find to appoint to The Court.  William Douglas was his last appointee to "retire" in 1975.  The sad thing about Justice Douglas is that due to his health, his mental capacity had diminished a great deal prior to his retirement. :-\  He was a brilliant legal scholar when he was at the top of his game.

Yeah, I admit it.  I am way too interested in Court trivia.  Did you know that there was a justice who went back to law school for a refresher course after his appointment?  He was afraid that he did not know enough law to serve on The Court.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has nine members. They used to be called "The Nine Old Men" until Justice O'Connor joined the court. I guess now they are the "Seven Old Men and Two Ladies".


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