Month: March 2008

  • Chicago’s Internet Ban

    The law school has banned (rendered impossible) internet access in classrooms, starting with my last quarter there, as reported here. This is very frustrating, because there are, in fact, legitimate reasons for using internet access during class. I confess to occasionally using it to check news, etc., but I also use in-class internet daily to […]

  • Power Line: The kind of numbers Hillary Clinton needs more of

    Power Line has a good post [ed.: link updated to an archived link because the original was broken] on a new Gallup poll. The upshot of it is that huge numbers of Democrats say they will defect and vote for Senator McCain if the Democratic nominee is not their pick between Senators Obama and Clinton. Of […]

  • U.S. News Rankings

    The 2008 U.S. News rankings of law schools leaked, today, as a number of websites reported. See, for example, [ed.: link updated to an archived link because the original was broken]. One of the major points people are talking about is that Penn and Chicago, still tied, dropped to seventh, while the University of California […]

  • McCain vs Obama: Bailouts

    I’ve been rather silent on here in the last couple weeks – finals and Spring Break will do that. Throw in an early birthday present (a Wii!), and posting has been a low priority. Anyway, the New York Times has an interesting post on McCain and Obama on subprime bailouts Hat tip Greg Mankiw.

  • More Fun with Daylight Savings Time

    I had forgotten another wonderful byproduct of DST. Microsoft Outlook automatically changes all of my all-day or multi-day appointments to start one hour later. Why it would be true, now, that the Fourth of July holiday would start at 1:00 AM, for example… I have no idea. P.S. This doesn’t impact appointments that are not […]