Downright Scary

March 15, 2006

The feds recently charged Brian Annoreno of Bartlett, IL of doing unthinkable acts to an infant.

The scary think is that I did a google search for this guy, and found some links indicating that he was trying to adopt a kid back in 1999. There are some pretty messed-up people out there!


Six Score and Ten Years Ago This Week

March 11, 2006

130 years ago this week, something happened that impacted the world in general, the direction of an important area of U.S. law, and the immediate temporal well-being of my family today.

Care to hazard a guess? (Hint: you’re probably going to be wrong.)

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20 kids, 11 women, and 1 “dad”

March 9, 2006

Imagine having 20 children with 11 women, but having intimate relations with none of them! It’s happened, thanks to the "miracle" of modern science!

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Cookies and Other Sweet Things in Life

March 7, 2006

Last week I went back to work full-time after a month of "paternity leave".  My month off left me contemplating the sweeter things in life- like making cookies with my children.

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The Solomon Amendment Lives On

March 6, 2006

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the "Solomon Amendment" against a challenge from a group of law schools claiming that the "forced inclusion and equal treatment of military recruiters violated the law schools’ First Amendment freedoms of speech and association." Rumsfeld v. FAIR, 547 U.S. ____ (March 6, 2006), online version at 3.

Indeed, according to FAIR (Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights- the association of law school faculties who was the plaintiff in this case), "the Solomon Amendment was unconstitutional because it forced law schools to choose between exercising their First Amendment right to decide whether to disseminate or accommodate a military recruiter’s message, and ensuring the availability of federal funding for their universities."  Id.

So, what is the Solomon amendment, and why does it matter?

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