I’m behind the curve on this but feel compelled to comment.

Canon 2 of the American Bar Association’s Model Code of Judicial Conduct provides: “A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge’s activities.” (Emphasis added). The Commentary notes: ” The test for appearance of impropriety is whether the […]

No ‘effin duh?

Josh Marshall picked up on it and hopefully others will too. Here’s what the Prez said in response to criticism arising from Clarke, the 9-11 Commission and others: If the administration “had any information that terrorists were going to attack New York City on Sept. 11, we would have acted.” No kidding? Who wouldn’t have […]

Good job Tom

Since I’ve been critical of Tom Daschle before, it’s only proper I give him credit where credit is due. In a Senate floor Senate floor statement today, Tom blasted the Bush attack machine for its continuing insistence on putting the President above anything else. One part was especially well put:

The purpose of government isn’t […]

Death on the docket

The South Dakota Supreme Court makes its annual trip to the USD Law School March 22-24 for oral arguments. It’s always a fun place to argue because the courtroom is packed and with all the students there the justices seem to be a bit more active. The Court also tries to pick “interesting” cases because […]

Hockey time

Will be even quieter than normal. While I will be posting at least one item before I leave, it’s off to the WCHA Tournament. Based on current rankings, three of the top 5 Div. I hockey teams are in the five-team field. Even though I have no Frozen Four tickets this year and the nearest […]