Archive for June, 2007

Apparently it takes an average of 92.65 days for the Supreme Court to publish an opinion. I compiled my data on the average time necessary for an opinion to be published into a single file that you can find here. Its a pretty sloppy looking excel spreadsheet but it really functions as an addendum to [...]

…just kidding. According to an otherwise unimportant website, my blog is rated PG-13. It is rated PG-13 because of the use of the words death (4x), abortion (4x), and faggot (1x). I understand the last one, but since when are death and abortion words that warrant a PG-13 rating?! Hmph. I guess I’ll have to [...]

…kinda. It will actually turn 101 as soon as I publish this post. The last post, the one about stare decisis was actually the 100th post on the DailyWrit. Its not a terribly big deal, but I think we’ve come a long way in the 3 months that the DailyWrit has been online. I purchased [...]

Political hypocrisy is nothing new. A week ago, Barack Obama was speaking to religious organization about speakers who speak to religious organizations. When I search for ‘hypocritical’ in my RSS reader, I get a dozen hits ranging from an otherwise unimportant Bishop claiming that Giuliani’s stance on abortion is hypocritical to a ThinkProgress article calling [...]

Farewell, 2006 Term Case Index

I made one final update to the 2006 Term Case Index. I’ll be sad to see it go but I have big plans for it’s 2007 incarnation. I very recently (this morning) calculated the number of days between oral arguments and a decision being handed down in each of this year’s cases. I think a [...]

The court today wrapped up the 2006 term. You can see how all of the cases came down at the 2006 Term Case Index. This term was marked by rulings in only 75 cases, a relatively low number in comparison to past years. here are stats from the last few years: Term Rulings 2006 75 [...]

The court’s last cases are being handed down as I type this. The conservative block of the court wins the Leegin, a case revolving around vertical integration and pricing laws. The court’s liberal block won a death penalty case that now upholds laws that restrict the use of the death penalty on people who have [...]

I am floored by the quality of the Election 2008 Tracker, which is not only comprehensive and fair, but also more accessible than similar trackers on other blogs. I am, however, disappointed that the aggregate numbers include Rasmussen – which often “finds” that arbitrary candidates have impossibly high support (ie: Thompson in the GOP field, [...]

I uploaded both the Republican and Democratic polls over at the Election 2008 Tracker. Try clicking on the charts to see a bigger view, I’m testing a new script that should add a pretty neat effect to the pictures when you click on them. In the democrat’s poll, you can see a clear-cut frontrunner (Clinton) [...]

Pick Me! Pick Me!

When I checked DailyWrit today, I cannot even begin to describe how utterly shocked I was at not seeing any posts about Ann Coulter. I mean, I figured Tex would at least have something hilarious to say. So I quickly rainchecked the topic… Yao: how come nobody has written about ann coulter on dailywrit Yao: [...]



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