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STEPHEN KRUISER: Politicized Entertainment Award Shows Continue to Hemorrhage Viewers. “Shut up and …

STEPHEN KRUISER: Politicized Entertainment Award Shows Continue to Hemorrhage Viewers. “Shut up and act.”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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SCRAPPLEFACE: Kavanaugh Accuser Demands Trump Act ‘More Trumpy.’ It’s satire, but considering…

SCRAPPLEFACE: Kavanaugh Accuser Demands Trump Act ‘More Trumpy.’ It’s satire, but considering how restrained the White House has been in response to insanity kicked off by Dianne Feinstein, is it really?.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Two Supreme Court Experts Warn About Impact of Partisan Nomination Fights

Two experts on the United States Supreme Court expressed concerns Thursday during an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program at Marquette Law School that the level of partisanship in confirmation processes for justices is causing damage to the court itself. David A. Strauss, the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, said, “Things have become a lot more partisan in a way that I think is really damaging for the court as an institution.” Strauss said, that, even though partisanship has long been a part of confirming court nominees, among senators overall, “there was a consensus that we really have to kind of make sure that we take care of the court.” That meant approving well-qualified candidates who would be respected and do their jobs well, with less attention paid to their partisanship. That has eroded, he said. “I think it has taken a turn for the much more partisan,” Strauss said.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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IF HE’S ELECTED, WOULD PHIL BREDESEN BE THE DEMOCRATS’ JEFF FLAKE OR JOHN MCCAIN? Bredesen backs Se…

IF HE’S ELECTED, WOULD PHIL BREDESEN BE THE DEMOCRATS’ JEFF FLAKE OR JOHN MCCAIN? Bredesen backs Senate vote if Kavanaugh accuser won’t appear. Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault “has a very credible story.” But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath. “She has put herself out there,” Bredesen said of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her while they were both in high school. “If she decided at this point to not do something, I guess the committee has to go ahead and say, ‘Well, we were willing to listen, but if she’s not willing to talk, we need to go forward.’” Of course, McCain and Flake were good at sounding tough in election years. . . ... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Halpin on Multivalent Logic & Law

Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) – Faculty of Law) has posted The Applications of Bivalent Logic, and the Misapplication of Multivalent Logic to Law (In H Patrick Glenn and Lionel Smith (eds), Law and the New Logics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: The argument of this chapter proceeds, after a general introduction in Section 1, in the following way. In Section 2, I set out my understanding of the relationship between bivalent logic and multivalent logic. The key suggestion made here is that the generally accepted limitations of bivalent logic, which proved a spur for the move into multivalent logic, can be overcome by recognizing the need in some circumstances for a dual application of bivalent logic (the plural applications in the title of this chapter). I show how this dual application leaves open, within a bivalent framework, the uncertainties and possibilities that multivalent logic seeks to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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