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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Survives!

Posted by George Butterfield on June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Read the opinion here.

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No Noodling In Iowa

Posted by George Butterfield on June 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

SELMA, Iowa (AP) — Wildlife officials have seized 174 pounds of catfish fillets from the home of a 28-year-old Iowan who was arrested with three others for illegally fishing by hand. Read the rest of the article here.

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Web Cites in Supreme Court Opinions

Posted by George Butterfield on June 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Joe Hodnicki, at the Law Librarian Blog, has an excellent post on the increasing use of web cites in the opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. He begins the article as follows: The Supreme Court opinions yesterday generated a lot of news coverage as end-of-term opinions usually do.  That coverage missed a point.  Two of [...]

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Scalia and Garner’s Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts

Posted by George Butterfield on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Westlaw describes this new book as follows: In this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style – with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you [...]

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The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time

Posted by George Butterfield on June 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Read the article by Fred R. Shapiro and Michelle Pearse here.

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Trends in U.S. Corrections

Posted by George Butterfield on June 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Sentencing Project produced this visual feast, for those interested in the topic.

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