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Random thoughts of the week, May 28-June 3, 2012

Jun 03, 2012 Random thoughts of the week, May 28-June 3, 2012

On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries.

On my Twitterpage, https://twitter.com/jonkatz5, and elsewhere, I sometimes jot out news items, legal ideas, and personal ideas of interest. Every week or so  I am assembling some of those recent random thoughts.

SCOTUS okays state conviction, with a high fed. hurdle to overcome a state conviction on evidence sufficiency grounds. http://t.co/8TPhnEpN

@ACLU: #FISA Amendments Act is Back via @Richardson_Mich http://t.co/it37SqZ6#NSA #surveillance

Interesting autobiographical summary of Dale Minami, who was a lead counsel to Fred Korematsu.  http://t.co/i3cG7yma

VASAP’s head seems offbase claiming the Va. S.Ct. is telling judges to order the Interlock for post-7-1 convictions. http://t.co/4IvZly2G

Congratulations to John Edwards on his court result. This was a waste of taxpayer money to prosecute the case. http://t.co/rWe4VPKu

Some John Edwards jurors talk.  http://t.co/XArG0heQ

Congratulations to John Edwards on his court result. This was a waste of taxpayer money to prosecute the case. http://t.co/rWe4VPKu. TY fellow listserv member.

In Virginia, beware the repercussions of not thoroughly cross examining opposing witnesses at the preliminary hearing.http://t.co/zMoWcqvsThe UK’s new Internet cookie law. http://t.co/YrQGtkwN

Cato’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project. http://www.policemisconduct.net . Thanks to Cato for addressing this serious problem.

BEYOND THE LAW

PBS’s 2006 Tank Man documentary, which covers the Tiananmen Square massacre starting several weeks beforehand, and includes how the Tank Man footage only survived because the Chinese security people who burst into the cameraman’s hotel room failed to look in his toilet tank.

Opium remains a major Afghanistan cash crop. http://t.co/UDcemQXa

@guy_finley: Since what others may do to us is not in our power to change, we need only concern ourselves with what we do to ourselves. #fb

Aung San Suu Kyi leaves & returns to Burma. If only she had been able to visit her ailing husband abroad before dying. http://t.co/EnsOiWdf

Egypt’s pro-democracy activists should push to abolish the death penalty, rather than decrying Mubarak’s noose escape. http://t.co/VmscPHzq

“Great Grandmaster Wu Tu Nan recalls his early Tai Chi learning days” http://t.co/xfQpXBfD

Google tech talks on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUtXKDgv1AVoG88PLl8nGXmw&feature=plcp

Venerable Robina Courtin at Google. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasIq4E9nNg

Brene Brown on TED, on courage, compassion and connection. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BntFy-oJmc8

Check out Project Happiness. http://www.projecthappiness.org. Richard Gere was unhappy, apparently before meeting HHDL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p4rrCGD_6s&feature=player_embedded

Ai Weiwei on TED. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVnH8ou3Kd4&feature=relmfu

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