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Carrying a Gun on Campus

Posted by George Butterfield on February 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Several states already allow students to carry guns on college campuses and several more are considering it. What do you think? Read an article on the subject here.

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Supreme Court Justice Cites Dr. Seuss

Posted by George Butterfield on February 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

The case, Yates v. United States, was published February 25th. The citation occurred in the dissent which was written by Justice Kagan. You can read the case here. The specific citation is to Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960).

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A Case Study in Controlled Implosions

Posted by George Butterfield on February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

When the government has a dog of a case, someone has to draw the short straw and argue it. In Henderson v. United States, Assistant to the Solicitor General Ann O’Connell drew that straw. It seems clear that the Court will side with petitioner Tony Henderson – a felon seeking the right to sell or [...]

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Texas v. United States

Posted by George Butterfield on February 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Texas v. United States is the recent case where an injunction was granted against President Obama’s immigration directives. It is an interesting case that illustrates how three different types of primary authority (cases, statutes, and regulations) are referred to and become an integral part of the opinion. A free copy of the opinion can be [...]

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Punxsutawney Phil: Fugitive From Justice

Posted by George Butterfield on February 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

An arrest warrant has been issued for Punxsutawney Phil. Be on the lookout. “The suspect is furry. Only a couple of feet long. Two big teeth. And, it would seem, he has it in for the people of the American Northeast.  He’s Punxsutawney Phil, and he’s a wanted groundhog, according to police in Merrimack, New [...]

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