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Help- I Need To Find An Old Book

Ever since I located a glorious set of old books at a friends hosue, I’ve been hankering to purchase a particular antiquarian book. I’ve been on the search for a version of Giles Duncombe’s Tryals Per Pais (1655.) I’d prefer an early edition, but I found a 4th edition printed in 1702 for $850 (here). [...]

Updates

I’ve updated a lot of the information on the Term Case Index in preparation for today’s cases. I expect the Supreme Court to hand down 1-2 opinions on merit this morning but its hard to say which ones specifically. My guess: Gall for sure and maybe Kimbrough. Regardless, the opinions that we get today will [...]

Today is the 6-month anniversary of the DailyWrit. Accordingly, if the DailyWrit were an infant, it would have just started babbling, expecting baths, and enjoying a good cuddle. It seems like just a few days ago I was rambling about a Supreme Court-related blog post to a friend when he, presumably tired of listening to [...]

The Court today granted review in a staggering 17 cases! Just a few days ago I had anticipated 8-12 cases but apparently the Justices had other ideas in mind. In the next hour I’ll be posting serious information on each of the cases as well as updating the OT2007 Case Index. 06-937 QUANTA COMPUTER, INC., [...]

A Few Updates

Its been a pretty slow month for Supreme Court junkies. The Court published the November argument calender and I’ve updated the Case Index accordingly. I updated the Case Index Data as well. I’ve fallen in love with the terribly attractive ‘Numbers‘ spreadsheet application from Apple so I’ve included the data in the Numbers format as [...]

Courtesy of SCOTUSBlog, we now have the first Orders List of the summer and the October calendar for the new term. I’ve updated the 2007 Term Case Index and the uploaded the new data.

Four Month Checkup

Well, I’ve gone quite some time without updating the software that runs the core of this site, so I’ve decided to update some of the behind-the-scenes stuff this weekend. There shouldn’t be any noticeable changes, but if you see text on the site where it normally doesn’t belong or if the search features don’t work, [...]

All of the law blogs on the internet are exploding with analysis about how the 2006 term is the sign of a major revolution in Constitutional Theory that will undo a lot of the moderate-conservative work of the Rhenquist Court (1985-2005). Balkanization, SCOTUSblog, The New York Times here and here, Washington Post, Prawfsblawg, Georgetown Law [...]

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 [...]

…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 [...]



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