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Wednesday, April 09, 2003

delaware courts top harris poll


I'm not sure that many large Delaware companies would like the wording of an article from Forbes Magazine today, even though they might agree with the sentiment. The title of the piece is: US businesses prefer to be sued in Delaware -poll. The truth of the matter is that very few businesses prefer to be sued anywhere. But, if their attorneys' had their way, the first choice, for the second year in a row, appears to be Delaware.

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform ranked Delaware as number one in the majority of categories in the second year of their poll run by Harris Interactive. Congratulations, Delaware Courts.

dancing in the first state


It looks like April is going to bring music to southern Delaware. The second annual Delaware Music Festival will feature 63 different acts over two days in Dewey Beach, Delaware, on April 11 and 12.

Then, later in the month brings Delaware its very first Blues Festival over a four day period, from April 24 through 27.

Speaking about art in Southern Delaware, make sure that you don't miss the dolphins in Rehoboth.

interstate communications during times of crisis


How prepared is your state in the event of an emergency that required cooperation throughout the state by police, firefighters, and emergency personnel? is reporting that only fourteen states have upgraded their communications equipment to allow for such coordination.

A joint venture between the Department of Treasury and the Justice Department, the National Interoperability Scorecard measures and reports upon such improvements over the past two years. Delaware was one of the fourteen states to manage this change. Of course, Delaware may be small enough to pull this feat off with string and paper cups (just kidding... the State's not that small).

critiquing filtering software


Delaware Law Office is not currently categorized by N2H2's web filtering software. Is your web site?

The ability to figure out how such software works, and to review a list of the sites it blocks is a criminal action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

supreme court vacancy


The forerunners for the Delaware Supreme Court vacancy (due to the retirement from the bench of Justice Walsh), seem to be Vice Chancellor Jack B. Jacobs and Superior Court Resident Judge Richard R. Cooch. Time will tell.

the question of the day

Was Saddam Bush-Whacked?

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

high court upholds ban on cross burning


The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an opinion in which it tipped the balance scales in favor of a Virginia statutory ban on cross burning (when done to intimidate) at the expense of free speech rights.

A more thorough analysis is presented by Howard Basham at How Appealing, et. seq..

Ok.... then... what about flag burning?

Monday, April 07, 2003

shredding libraries


These days, when I go to the Library, I don't ask for help from the reference librarian.

I'm concerned about taking books out because I don't want to leave a paper trail.

I thought about trying to read books from a list I saw earlier this year of the 100 most significant books of the past century. I'm not sure that I will though. Some of them might not look too good on my permanent record.

Next time I go to the Library, I'm going to check to make sure my librarian has a shredder (NY Times link, free reg. req'd)

Happy daylight savings time!

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