Archive for October, 2005

Kraft and advertising

by   |  10.31.05  |  Current Events

Kraft Foods is cutting back on its advertising of the least healty kids foods – including Oreos – in an attempt to stave off federal regulation down the road. Alcohol and tobacco companies have been forced into that decision over the past couple of decades.

Alito it is

by   |  10.31.05  |  Current Events

The Freedom Forum likely will soon have a roundup of Alito’s free speech writings. Until then, here’s its basic story. More »

Is it Alito?

by   |  10.30.05  |  Current Events

The rumor going into Monday is that Judge Samuel Alito is President Bush’s pick to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. Thankfully for us The SCOTUS Nomination Blog has a good profile of him.

Watch the news tomorrow. Whomever is nominated, if someone is nominated, will make a good quiz question answer. More »

Not your mommaz nursing wear

by   |  10.28.05  |  Current Events

Hershey is seeking to block a pro-breastfeeding clothing maker from registering the name “Milkdudz” for its line of nursing wear.

This poses a good trademark question because Hershey conceivably never will get into the business of making clothes for women who nurse their babies. No the real question is one of trademark dilution.
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Prosecutor expected to indict today

by   |  10.28.05  |  Current Events

The conventional wisdom is that Lewis “Scooter” Libby will be indicted today for his involvement in the leaking of a CIA agent’s identity. Karl Rove, most guess, won’t. Journalists in Washington who benefit from leaks in Washington and elsewhere should not be happy about this. More »

Miers is out

by   |  10.28.05  |  Current Events

Harriet Miers withdrew her name from consideration as a Supremee Court Justice. Now the whole nomination process starts over again. More »

Anti-tax crusader convicted

by   |  10.25.05  |  Current Events

This is partially an advocacy of illegal action case. Irvin Schiff wrote a book telling readers they didn’t have to pay their income taxes because the federal tax law was unconstitutional. The book was banned a few years ago, and Schiff was convicted Tuesday of tax fraud and tax evasion, which deal with more than just his advocacy. More »

Sweden is enforcing its copyright law

by   |  10.25.05  |  Current Events

… but the penalties aren’t very stiff. More »

Britney claims invasion of privacy

by   |  10.24.05  |  Current Events

Which of the four common privacy torts is Britney Spears claiming regarding the published pictures of her child?

Church and state in Big Spring

by   |  10.23.05  |  Current Events

A Church of Christ preacher in Big Spring has been teaching the religion class at the public high school in Big Spring, which is out near Midland. When we get to religion later in the semester, we’ll learn whether this meets the Establishment Clause rules. More »