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General Board / Re: Civ Pro Question
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:40:43 PM »
supplemental J is T&O but you cant force a P to implead a party you want to sue but don't have diversity with and assert a claim against them.

Yeah unless they are an indispensible third party

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General Board / Re: Civ Pro Question
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:37:47 PM »
I have a hypo that is bothering me.

 Let's say that X lives in SC and wants to sue (1) a SC company, (2) a GA company, and (3) a MN company.  Diversity jurisdiction is out per Strawbridge.  If one of the causes of action that X is going to use is a federal statute (along with other common-law state actions), then may X file in fed court under federal question?

Also, could X just file in state court even though part of his complaint will utilize federal statutes?  Thanks. 

X can bring fed q claims in fed court and add the other state law claims under supplemental jurisdiction if there they arrise from the same transaction or occurrence.  Supp j is discretionary and can be denied if the FQ is dismissed early in the proceeding, the state law is complex or state law issues would predominate.

State courts can rule on federal question claims but will be subject to fed review unless there is an adequate and independent state law ground.

Exactly what I was going to say. I felt all excited, because I just reviewed fed civ pro last night.  And here you are, beating me to it.  Way to ruin it for me.  :D  ;)

 :D  I got all excited too! haha! :)

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General Board / Re: Civ Pro Question
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:31:47 PM »
I have a hypo that is bothering me.

 Let's say that X lives in SC and wants to sue (1) a SC company, (2) a GA company, and (3) a MN company.  Diversity jurisdiction is out per Strawbridge.  If one of the causes of action that X is going to use is a federal statute (along with other common-law state actions), then may X file in fed court under federal question?

Also, could X just file in state court even though part of his complaint will utilize federal statutes?  Thanks. 

X can bring fed q claims in fed court and add the other state law claims under supplemental jurisdiction if there they arrise from the same transaction or occurrence.  Supp j is discretionary and can be denied if the FQ is dismissed early in the proceeding, the state law is complex or state law issues would predominate.

State courts can rule on federal question claims but will be subject to fed review unless there is an adequate and independent state law ground.

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General Board / Re: 9/11, WTC7
« on: July 19, 2008, 10:56:11 PM »

Nice work - however, this part of the diagram is not that clear what exactly means ..




Maybe I'm not being paranoid enough, but I don't think it means anything sinister.


So this diagram was part of some picture posted on this board?

I have no idea what that diagram means except that the administration uses 9-11 for every argument it can possible make.  Reminds me of something Orwell wrote about...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: why obama win
« on: July 19, 2008, 03:18:09 AM »
If the electorate choses McSame then they are stupider than I thought, which is saying a lot.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: July 19, 2008, 12:19:14 AM »
I agree. However, I do give her credit for being the lone conservative/republican on that show and constantly taking poo for it.  I don't agree with most of what she says but anyone who is willing to go against the grain on that show has balls.


or bills to pay...Hasselbeck isn't conservative. She is a Bush Republican.....big difference.
Those are the worst kind

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 19, 2008, 12:18:42 AM »
From reading all your posts, I'm just going to get my A's in classes, get a BA in sociology and try to get my LSAT up.

thanks.

edit_________-

all i wanted to know was if my "sociology" major will hurt my chances in admission. (I go to UVa btw).

Good idea.  Get A's and focus on the LSAT.  that's all you need.

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Dallas County officials spar over 'black hole' comment
5:34 PM Mon, Jul 07, 2008 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
Kevin Krause   E-mail   News tips

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."

Other county officials quickly interceded to break it up and get the meeting back on track. TV news cameras were rolling, after all.

http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/07/dallas-county-meeting-turns-ra.html

LMAO

Maybe they heard black a-hole

hahahaahahhaah

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: July 18, 2008, 05:15:28 PM »
And here's some more reliable confirmation:

Jesse Jackson reportedly also used N-word in off-air gaffe

    * Story Highlights
    * Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during commercial break, Fox says
    * N-word uttered in reference to black people during an off-air moment last week
    * Jackson apologized last week for making other distasteful remarks about Obama

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson used the N-word during a break in a TV interview where he criticized presidential candidate Barack Obama, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.


NEWS BUSTERSWhoopi Goldberg: Blacks and Whites Live in Different Worlds
By Justin McCarthy
(Bio | Archive)
July 17, 2008 - 15:42 ET 

The entire transcript:
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/justin-mccarthy/2008/07/17/whoopi-goldberg-blacks-whites-live-different-worlds


This was freakin ridiculous & a lil' hilarious!  Someone please tell me why the white woman was crying? 

Yeah, i have no idea.   :D

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I agree with all the responses so far. I would like to add that just like any profession, this is not something you just decide to do on a whim overnight.

How about going to graduate school like it was suggested earlier? Is the medical field something you are still interested in pursuing or have you given up because you don't think you can hack it?

I don't think you have to go shadow lawyers and immerse yourself in the legal field to decide you want to go to law school, but if you have no idea what a career in law entails, it might be a good idea for you considering your abrupt switch in career track.

I will always be a scientist, hence why I am choosing a career in patent law (something I decided to pursue back in 1999), perhaps this is an area of law that might interest you.

Yeah chahlie!   :D

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