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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 15, 2009, 08:38:52 PM »
What is your plan for the fall? 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 15, 2009, 08:20:37 PM »
Hey Stan!  Wanna talk to mee?

Don't all gyms have free weights and mirrors?  I just like the ones where the free weights are close to the cardio machines because the girls normally use the cardio machines. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Robert Bork Book: "A Time to Speak"
« on: May 23, 2009, 07:36:04 PM »
I thought Bork was better in Tempting, too.  He at least tried to take on some of the more sophisticated arguments against originalism. 

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that make her all easier confirm.

A lot of people don't think Obama wants someone "easier [to] confirm" since he has all the political capital right now.  I think that's more liberal law prof wishful thinking, though. 

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I think Sotomayor was Bush I, and she was a compromise pick, elevated by Clinton to 2d. Cir.  I saw her speak once; I really liked her. 

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I think it will be Sotomayor, or a random female politician/lawyer who is off the radar (sort of a liberal version of Miers or Palin or O'Connor). 

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I like the part re: crazy people. 

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Current Law Students / Re: NO ONE CAN ANSWER THIS HEARSAY PROBLEM!!!
« on: April 28, 2009, 08:40:37 AM »
She could also possibly (depending on the proclivities of the judge) testify that X has a gravestone that says his date of death is April 30, 1999- not to show that he actually died then but that the gravestone says he did.
 

Right, so picking up on this argument, I think you could say it is not hearsay because the simple existence of a tombstone with X's name on it and April 30 as the date of death is independent evidence of X's date of death.  You don't have to BELIEVE the tombstone writer; it's illustrative in itself, i.e., the fact that it exists to begin with.  

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Current Law Students / Re: NO ONE CAN ANSWER THIS HEARSAY PROBLEM!!!
« on: April 28, 2009, 08:04:08 AM »
How about this:

Dispute in insurance claim over whether deceased died on April 30 or May 1 (insurance lapsed on May 1).  Widow seeks to testify that she visited deceased's tombstone, which read "X lies here, February 11, 1960 -- April 30, 1999," for the proposition that X died on April 30, 1999. 

Hearsay?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Feeling you.
« on: April 11, 2009, 08:24:34 PM »
Springsteen doesn't kill his family at the end of "The River."  He is just sad that his relationship with Mary has run "dry."

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