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Weekly Law Blog Roundup

By July 14, 2004Uncategorized

So there’s this big US Supreme Court decision called Blakely v. Washington which holds that juries must be used as a factfinder for any facts that lead to sentence enhancements. Since it is a far-reaching opinion you’d figure someone would start a legal weblog to cover that decision and its aftermath. That someone would be Jason Hernandez, a third year law student at Columbia. The name of his blog? Well, the Blakely Blog of course.

Not a blog, but sort of related is a new legal news site called LawyerNews.com, which I guess is trying to step into the void created by the imminent shut down of My Detod and Daily Whirl. Looks promising.

And, I’ve noted that the blog Under Their Robes is a great site before. But it’s such a great site that I’ll say it again. And I’ll point out that the ‘Judicial Hotties‘ contest is really getting steamy. How so? Well, apparently A3G (which stands for ‘Article Three Groupie’ which is the site operator’s nickname) got an actual letter from Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Ninth Circuit nominating himself to the contest. If the letter is real (and who can question the integrity of a person named ‘Article Three Groupie’?) then it means two things: the world of legal weblogs is getting a whole lot more interesting, and also that Judge Kozinski has a great sense of humor. And if the letter is NOT true? Well, someone still has a great sense of humor.

This one isn’t a law blog (but what the hell?); it’s a blog about an important tech trend –namely, RFID tags (i.e. ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ tags). Why are RFID tags important? Well, think ‘price scanners at the supermarket’ except with more information than just price, and no need to have a human fiddling with the scanner because the product ‘broadcasts’ its information within a fairly wide range. Oh, and think of this technology not just in a supermarket, but in any place that needs to track ‘stuff.’ The blog is called, aptly enough,


P.S. If you appreciate these kinds of observations, you might want to read this as well.
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