Monday, July 18, 2005

Harry Potter

Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, said a record 6.9 million copies of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" were sold in the first 24 hours in the U.S. And you just wait until Harry starts blogging!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

End of Term - My Pick of the Worst Decisions

The term is up, and I have let sufficient time pass to allow everyone else in the blogosphere to comment about it. To me the following were the biggest disappointments: the remedies portion of U.S. v. Booker, No. 04-104 (Jan. 12, 2005); Kelo v. City of New London, No. 04-108 (June 23, 2005) (see our previous posts here and here); and Castle Rock v. Gonzales, No. 04-278 (June 27, 2005) (see our post It was "Poor Joshua!" then and will it now be "Poor Rebecca, Katheryn, Leslie and Jessica"?

And on the question of who will replace Justice O'Connor, I only hope that it is someone who will be an additional vote to undo the Booker remedial opinion, and who will also vote to undo Harris and Almendarez-Torres, but I will not hold my breath waiting.