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Michael Drake
Hollywood, CA
Musician in form, attorney in practice.
Interests: Philosophy. Law. Music. Fish in barrels.
Recent Activity
I brought Scalia & Garner’s hardcover edition home to do a little reading this weekend. The blurb on the dust jacket begins like so: “Do legal documents change their meaning over time?” This question (like the string of similar, originalist-inflected... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Strange Doctrines
For the week of November 21, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits |The Week in Sausage Making | For the Bookworms News to use Fixing Our Broken Immigration... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Strange Doctrines
For the week of November 14, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | For the Bookworms News to use Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize (New York Times) Notable... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of November 7, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Documents Obtained By The ACLU Show NSA’s Inability To Prevent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of October 31, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | New Rules | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of October 24, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use An Update on a Not So Recent Discovery Post (Carl... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of October 17, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Attorney General Holder Announces New Policy to Enhance Justice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of October 10, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Top of the Ninth: An Outline of (Mostly) Defense... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
Top of the Ninth (pdf) is a collection of criminal convictions and sentences reversed and other defense-favorable points, with links to practice- and case-related articles, blog posts, briefing, and other resources, all organized by topic and fully bookmarked. To download... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of October 3, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use National Academy of Sciences Releases Landmark Report on Memory and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the weeks of Aug. 29, Sept. 5, Sept. 12, Sept. 19, & Sept. 26, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Get your updated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
Administrative Note: The Roundup will be on hiatus until September 19. For the week of August 18, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Adverse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of August 15, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Pot Use Among Colorado Teens Appears to Drop After Legalization (U.S. News... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of August 08, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Summary of Key Data Regarding Retroactive Application of the 2014 Drug Guidelines... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of July 03, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Prisons are terrible, and there’s finally a way to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of July 11, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Can a Jury Believe What It Sees? Videotaped Confessions Can Be Misleading... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of August 01, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits The Week in Sausage Making | For the Bookworms News to use FBI errors throw forensic convictions into question... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of July 25, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits The Week in Sausage Making | For the Bookworms News to use Five Things About Deterrence (NIJ/DOJ) USA: Notorious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of July 18, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits The Week in Sausage Making | For the Bookworms News to use U.S.S.C. votes for full (though slightly delayed)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of June 27, 2013 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use How SCOTUS Halliburton ruling could have white-collar sentencing echoes (SL&P)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of June 20, 2014 Administrative note: This early edition of the Roundup will skip opinions released tomorrow; but they’ll be covered in next week’s edition. In this edition: News to Use | New Rules | Top of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of June 13, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Top of the Ninth—Resources for defense counsel in the Ninth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of June 06, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use New Low in Preference for the Death Penalty (ABC News)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of May 30, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth SCOTUS Focus | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use Fascinating research on federal mortgage fraud prosecutions and sentencing in... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Strange Doctrines
For the week of May 23, 2014 In this edition: News to Use | Top of the Ninth | Short Circuits | For the Bookworms News to use FBI can begin videotaping interrogations, Department of Justice says (ars technica) (H/T)... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Strange Doctrines