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Identification of Seasonal Gene Expression

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New research (published May 12, 2015 in Nature Communications – paywall) suggests that gene expression “varies not only during the day but also throughout the year.” The research raises new questions. For example, is there a “Cubs gene,” and does it have a pattern of seasonal expression that may help to explain Cub fans who… Continue Reading

SCOTUS and a Well Told Fish Story – Kudos to Brian Murray and Meghan Sweeney

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It’s great when lawyers mix humor into tight legal analysis. Therefore, I’ve taken the liberty of posting below an article that otherwise is caught behind a paywall that guards the November 20, 2014 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Top court reels in Sarbanes-Oxley fish case By Brian J. Murray Brian J. Murray is a… Continue Reading

“Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science”

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It’s Friday, so please indulge some cutting humor from Andy Borowitz. His humor is online at the New Yorker. NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science. In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that… Continue Reading

The Beatles and Litigation

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As the 50th anniversary arrives, the writers at the Drug & Device blog bring the Beatles into the world of mass tort litigation. It’s always good to read work from lawyers with a fully developed sense of humor. … Continue Reading

“The Merry Old Land of Lawz” – Some Lawyers Are Creative, and Sing and Dance Too !

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  For Chicagoans looking for wickedly smart humor this weekend, consider singing and dancing lawyers presenting the Chicago Bar Association’s annual year end show of musical skits lampooning everybody. We saw it Wednesday night and it was great, with its theme built around the Wizard of Oz. Our favorite skit of the evening played off… Continue Reading

The Scorecard for Laughter at SCOTUS

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Courtesy of Bruce Carton at Law.com, links to and a summary of the annual Supreme Court laughs count from Boston University law professor Jay Wexler. Should we be worried or happy that Justice Scalia generated 14 laughs during the oral argument on "Obamcare"?  … Continue Reading

Compilation of Lawyers on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, Including a Peabody Award for a Series on Campaign Finance Laws

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Brian Baxter at American Lawyer has provided an article aggregating information on lawyers appearing on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. The other night,  Thomas Goldstein of Scotusblog was quite good on the Daily Show as he spoke about the healthcare cases in the U.S. Supreme Court,  and the recent U.S. Supreme Court case… Continue Reading

Things You Cannot Do on a Plane

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Here’s the link to Volume 14 of "Things You Cannot Do on a Plane." It’s from Bruce Carton’s wonderful blog/articles on Law.com. All the rules are reminders of the saying "be careful out there," a phrase used to good effect on Hill Street Blues, one of the first "real life" shows about law and order.… Continue Reading