Category Archives: Law

Guns, Pigeonholes and Intellectual Honesty

Quote of the Day: “It is the spirit, and not the form of  law that keeps justice alive.” –Earl Warren An interesting opinion was handed down yesterday by the United States Supreme Court. By a 5-4 margin, broken down along … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: “The sea is the sea. The old man is the old man. The boy is the boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks, no better or no worse.” –Ernest Hemingway TB’s … Continue reading

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Champion Dies, Quest Begins?

Quote of the Day: “Facts are the enemy of truth.” Cervantes, Don Quixote TB’s first law professor, Bill Champion died a few days ago. I had him for first year Property at Ole Miss, like a lot of other future … Continue reading

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TB’s L.A. Law Days

Quote of the Day: “I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.” –Clarence Darrow TB had the subject of thick southern accents come up the other … Continue reading

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You Make The Call!

Quote of the Day: “Most loathsome events become humorous tales with the passage of time.” –Jimmy Buffett, from Tales From Margaritaville It has only taken ten days. Now, finally, TB can laugh about it. After much therapy. And the arrival … Continue reading

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Travellinbaen Named Top Candidate for Obama’s First Supreme Court Nomination

Quote of the Day:     —“The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.”      –Oliver Wendell Holmes According to a source who must remain … Continue reading

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Warning…this post could make your head explode (I think mine just did)

Quote of the Day:     “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”     –Oliver Wendell Holmes TB … Continue reading

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Commonwealth of Massachussetts vs Roy Smith vs The Boston Strangler

Quote of the Day     “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of  facts and evidence.”     —John Adams, from his Argument in … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Terror

Quote of the Day     “We can only trust that the next subjects … will include cooks, tailors, and cobblers without whose support terrorist leaders would be left unfed, unclothed, and unshod, and therefore rendered incapable of planning or executing … Continue reading

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The Value of a Life

Quote of the Day     “Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get.”     –Warren Buffett For three days last week and this, TB was involved in settlement negotiations over the death of a 93 year old lady … Continue reading

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