Meet your cellmate: Uncle Sam

April 15, 2010
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Last year, I promised: “Next year, I’m writing about prison rape.” Close your eyes and think of America It’s tax time, and as always, our thoughts here turn to the forcible penetration of our wallets and our privacy by a government in full tumescence, turgid and needy, far too large for its proper place in […]

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Foreclosure affidavits: why one judge thinks they’re garbage

April 13, 2010

Once in a very great while, a lawyer gets to be part of something amazing. Last week, I got my turn, when I saw a judge take a complete 180-degree reversal of himself and throw out his own order granting a foreclosure sale, and pronounce his deep-rooted concern that many of the foreclosures granted by […]

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Easter Bunny

April 3, 2010

Easter Bunny Originally uploaded by MikeWas Have a Happy Easter, everyone! (It’s worth clicking through to see the whole set)

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Second place

March 20, 2010

Alex with his medal Originally uploaded by MikeWas Alex today entered his second-ever wrestling tournament. He’s just beginning, so the emphasis is on having fun – but who doesn’t think it’s more fun to win? He earned a second-place finish today when he won for the first time by pinning his opponent. He hit all […]

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Getting better every day

March 14, 2010

I turned 40 yesterday. A quick look around the dinner table – my parents, my wife and kids, my sister and her family – I reflected on what accomplishments are truly important. These are mine.

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Florida Bar Website down: Hacked? Expired?

March 3, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, sometime between 3 and 4pm, I tried to pull up the Florida Bar website, which was working fine – albeit with its usual lack of speed – earlier in the day. What came up was a typical domain-squatter page that you’ve seen on any domain that was once used but let go by […]

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Scribe SEO – like an SEO expert in your browser.

February 27, 2010

Automatic SEO on the fly Think you know everything there is to know abut SEO? Think you’ve got everything SEO-wise covered with your blog? Yeah, so does everyone else. But every once in a while, you leave something important out of your title. Or you accidentally stuff too many keywords in a post. Or you […]

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Speech, unburdened: Citizens United v. FEC

January 21, 2010

The First Amendment does not permit laws that force speakers to retain a campaign finance attorney, conduct demographic marketing research, or seek declaratory rulings before discussing the most salient political issues of our day. Citizens United v. FEC 558 U. S. — (2010) [PDF] The Supreme Court’s decision striking many of the regulations of McCain-Feingold […]

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Race Report: The 2010 Disney Marathon

January 14, 2010
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I did it. Sometime after I started seriously running just under two years ago, part of me decided that it wasn’t enough to run a 5K, or a 10K – I would someday run a marathon. Nevermind that the longest I’d ever run before was 6 miles, back when I was 18 and invincible. Somehow, […]

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